Photo - Mike Wang Hui, CEO of Huawei Malaysia opens Huawei Malaysia ICT Road Show at Sime Darby Convention Centre.
Huawei's first-ever roadshow in Malaysia also marked another first for the Chinese ICT solutions giant - an ISO-compliant data centre housed in a 40 ft long container.
The three-day event at the Sime Darby Convention Centre was kicked off by Huawei Malaysia's chief executive officer Mike Wang Hui who introduced the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) standard data centre in a standard shipping container and other flagship products to help Malaysian companies deal with increasing data.
"Huawei has more than 10 years' experience in data centre services," said Huawei Malaysia country director of enterprise business, Leo Li. "We have built more than 330 data centres and 70 cloud data centres worldwide, providing data centre service to global mainstream data centre integration venders and top carriers."
"Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation, Huawei will bring more innovative customer-centric products to help our enterprise customers increase their competitive edges," Li said.
The 300 invited guests included Malaysian ICT agency Multimedia Development Corporation [MDeC} general manager, talent division, Muhammad Imran Kunalan Abdullah, and the National ICT Agency (PIKOM) chairman, Cheah Kok Hoong.
MDeC's Imran Kunalan, said, "The Digital Malaysia initiative overseen by MDeC has set clear targets for the contribution of the ICT sector as the enabler towards realising our aspiration to be a developed nation by 2020. The contribution of the ICT sector will also lead the nation as a high income society. A valued partner like Huawei who has wide range of ICT solutions ranging from telecommunication infra-structure to data centres which can contribute positively to the digital economy agenda of Malaysia."
Meanwhile, PIKOM's Cheah, said, "PIKOM is pleased that Huawei has chosen Kuala Lumpur as their roadshow's first stop. A choice reflects the growing strength of the Malaysian ICT industry. We look forward to strengthening the relationship between Huawei and PIKOM further improving the business environment for the local ICT industry."
Photo - Guests at the Huawei Malaysia ICT Road Show exhibition at Sime Darby Convention Centre.
Contributing to Malaysia's ICT industry
Huawei's Li said its Container Data Centre Solutions included features that "are designed for high reliability/security, fast deployment, mobility, and energy/cost saving, as seen in Container Data Centre IDS1000-A.
He said that by adopting an integrated system, Huawei's Container Data Centre IDS1000-A fully addresses issues faced by today's fast-moving businesses, including managing rapid future expansion in contrast to installing traditional data centres that suffer from long construction periods, high energy consumption and high initial investment.
Huawei also showed its flagship enterprise storage system, Huawei OceanStor 18000 series comprising the OceanStor 18500 and OceanStor 18800 systems, which garnered Frost & Sullivan's 2013 New Product Innovation Leadership award, said Li.
Since forming its Southern Pacific Regional HQ in Kuala Lumpur, Huawei has been contributing to the development of ICT industry in Malaysia, he said, especially as a member of the Multimedia Super Corridor and a strategic partner with all major telecom operators.
Huawei's ICT Roadshow 2014 is open to the public on 3-4 April at the Sime Darby Convention Centre.
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