Huawei and Microsoft expand cloud app partnership

Huawei and Microsoft expand their cloud app partnership. This includes a joint market expansion and more marketing activities. This reports Alain Crozier (CEO of Microsoft China) and Zheng Yelai (CEO Huawei cloud BU and IT products).

Huawei already supplies Microsoft enterprise products within its Huawei Cloud like Windows Server and Microsoft RDS for SQL Server. Now, the apps partnership will expand product offerings. For example, more Microsoft services are available to organizations using the Huawei Cloud. In addition, more public cloud software features are developed. Alain Crozier sees many opportunities with industry 4.0 solutions in cooperation between Huawei and Microsoft.

Huawei has recently launched new innovations such as the Kirin 970 AI computing platform. The Kirin 970 combines an 8 core CPU with a 12 core GPU on a 10 nanometer process. Thus, it converts 5.5 billion transistors to one square centimeter. For the first time, the company also integrates a ‘Neural Processing Unit’ or NPU on the chip, all with the aim of improving performance and consuming less power at the same time. The connection with the world comes with a 4.5G LTE modem. It could reach up to 1.2 Gbps (by combining 4X4 MIMO, 256 QAM and 3CC CA).

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