On Friday 14th September 2012 at Huawei Cloud Congress 2012, New Delhi, Huawei announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Intel Corporation signaling the will of both companies to strategically cooperate in enhancing joint engineering efforts and bringing new IT solutions to the market.
The collaboration will include enhancing engineering cooperation and building competitive products and solutions for server, storage, data center and cloud computing as well as jointly going to market in China and other geographic areas. The combined advantages of both Intel and Huawei promises to bring significant value to customers in various industries by delivering compelling information technology that provides customers with new user experiences that can produce business return.
“Intel leads in computing innovation, and builds advanced platforms for server, cloud computing, storage and data center solutions,” said Ian Yang, Intel corporate vice president and China president. “The strategic MoU between Intel and Huawei will bring the cooperation to a new level. The key advantage for both companies is the ability to bring new innovative product and usage models to market”, he further added.
The aim of this MoU is to strengthen and highlight the continued focus on server, storage, data center and cloud computing products, and to share market development efforts, synchronize future strategies and shorten product development cycles. This will be done through improving solution alignment and joint innovation so that the time to deliver the right solution to customers can be shortened.
Zheng Yelai, President of Huawei IT product line said “Huawei has strong capability in server, storage, data center and cloud computing,”. He further added “We have had an excellent collaboration over the past ten years with Intel. The strategic global cooperation MoU on IT will only help to strengthen the Huawei and Intel relationship, and allow us both to innovate around customer demand providing more efficient, more valuable ICT solutions to our customers.”
As strategic partner in IT solutions, Intel strongly supports Huawei IT group’s growth capability, solution development, and channel promotion which have already led to a break through this year in high-end servers. Huawei launched 4 Tecal V2 high-end servers based on Intel Xeon processors E7 product families and Intel Xeon processors E5 product families in July.