Huawei‘s Indian R&D Center successfully migrates to its own cloud computing platform

Sharath Kumar
New Update

BANGALORE, INDIA:Huawei Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. (HTIPL), the largest overseas R&D center of Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) provider today announced that the R&D center has successfully migrated to its own cloud computing platform called "Desktop cloud". The Huawei Desktop cloud integrates computing and storage capabilities into the cloud which one can easily access using thin client anytime, anywhere.


Huawei‘s Indian R&D center had envisioned migrating to cloud for better centralized IT management and effective data protection alongside providing efficient IT support to its employees. The India center has successfully transitioned 2500 R&D employees to the Desktop cloud. Previously, to ensure the safe evolution of IT systems, 10,000 R&D employees at Huawei's Shanghai Research Center had successfully migrated to a desktop cloud for their daily operations by mid-2011. The success story in the Shanghai Research Center greatly encouraged the IT department, which was eager to expand the application of the cloud computing platform and replicate the "Shanghai Research Center Model". Presently all Huawei research centers have successfully transitioned all of its 70,000 R&D employees to the desktop cloud.

Huawei Desktop cloud offers a number of advantages such as ensuring a secure office environment with unified data processing without having to worry about data leaks as well as a mobile office feature enabling easy data acccess. The Desktop cloud solution offers a no-noise, low radiation and healthy work environment to its employees. This move has helped in cutting IT costs while improving efficiency & accessibility and has also assured a secure & reliable data storage system. The Cloud Desktop environment as been able to reduce overall expenses by 88% as compared to the traditional Desktop computer and has improved the equipment replacement frequency from 3 years in a traditional desktop computer to more than 10 years in present Desktop cloud solution.

As a replacement for the standalone Desktop computer, this solution incorporates cloud computing and storage capabilities and brings easy, secure and eco friendly access to information applications anytime anywhere using a thin client and this solution protects the data against power failure. Through this solution the small team operations and system installation has been rapid and convenient.


"There is no greater testimony to the usability and profitability of IT infrastructure than an organization implementing its own solution. We are proud to deploy the Desktop Cloud solution to our own R&D Center, delivering superior computing power along with the option of enhanced mobility for the R&D employees. Enhanced efficiency, minimal employee relocation and increased productivity are of immense importance in an environment where productivity and profitability is driven by an effective IT architecture. With a significant reduction in investment with respect to equipment, energy consumption and office applications, along with overall reduction in the cost of operation and maintenance, we see the cloud computing platform as a key contributor to the maximized productivity of the R&D center employees," says Mr. Suresh Reddy, Vice President, Huawei Enterprise, India.

"As an organization, we are delighted to be making such a largescale transition onto a platform which has been created in-house. The Indian R&D center's cloud migration has helped in centralized IT management system for Huawei at large and has enabled uniform management for Desktop infrastructure, secure & reliable data storage and also caters to special needs for high computing. The Huawei Desktop solution has resulted in positive OPEX impacts & advantages," says Mr. Wilson Wang, Chief Operating Officer, Huawei Technologies India Pvt Ltd.

Huawei's cloud computing platform now serves a great number of external customers as well. Approximately 130,000 users across 30 countries are using Huawei's desktop cloud in a variety of sectors including government, health care, education, telecommunications, and finance. With its customer centric innovation and determination to further the emergence of technology solutions which accelerate growth and productivity for its customers; Huawei wishes to cooperate with both partners and customers in the cloud computing domain to jointly expand the cloud computing industry.