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The future of data centres at the Huawei Data Summit 2020

Dubai, UAE – December 7, 2020: The Huawei Middle East Data Centre Network Online Summit 2020, held during GITEX Technology Week, saw experts from the Middle East region and around the world discuss the value of next-generation data centres for the intelligent era, in which data is a key production factor.

Held online and organised by Huawei, the Summit brought together global and regional experts to address the challenges faced by data centres in tomorrow’s hyper-connected world. Speakers represented leading companies such as Huawei, Gartner, Solutions by stc, and more. Conference participants recognised the huge surges in data volumes happening now and expected in the future. Issues of computing power loss and others must therefore be overcome in order for governments and enterprises to realise the full value of their data centre resources.

Conference speakers explored the latest data centre network technology trends, covering how enterprises can mine intelligence from data, accelerate their digital transformation, and promote the development of the Middle East digital economy over the coming years.

Alaa Bawab, Vice President for Enterprise Networking Business at Huawei Middle East

Alaa Bawab, Vice President for Enterprise Networking Business at Huawei Middle East, said: “This year has seen an explosive growth of digital technologies in the Middle East and around the world. That has led to massive transformation across almost all industries, as entities in the public and private sectors alike have accelerated their digitalisation plans and sought to stay connected as seamlessly as possible. Data centres must evolve in order to meet the increased demand of a more connected society, which leverages the capabilities of 5G, cloud, and artificial intelligence to create more value”.

Today, AI is driving data centre reconstruction and the transition from an era defined by the cloud into the AI era. Compared with earlier infrastructure, an AI data centre goes further in being an actual business-value centre, enabling organisations to gain true wisdom from transient data as well as efficiently processing their data.

To that end, Huawei launched its autonomous data centre network solution for customers in the Middle East during GITEX. The upgraded solution delivers high-density autonomous driving, 400GE super capacity, and zero-packet-loss intelligent experience, leading data centre networks into the intelligence era.

Under the slogan of ‘New Value Together’, Huawei has strengthened its commitment to the region’s technology ecosystem by confirming its largest ever GITEX Technology Week presence at the 40th anniversary edition of the event. The company is collaborating with partners to showcase how governments and organisations in the Middle East can create new value through synergy across five tech domains.

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