Huawei Cloud is celebrating its second anniversary in Latin America with a series of events that will take place between August 25 and September 3: experts from all industries in the region will share their experience and knowledge on how to use new technologies such as computing in the Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to drive digital transformation throughout the region.
Specifically, the company has been using its strengths in the cloud and Artificial Intelligence to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and protect biodiversity. For the past two years, Huawei Cloud has been working with more than 20 hospitals in various countries in the region, including Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Mexico, and has used an AI-assisted detection system to speed up analysis. CT imaging to detect COVID-19 symptoms. These have helped improve efficiency.
“Huawei Cloud has always been committed to global, but localized operations. Latin America is one of the most important emerging markets for cloud computing. Huawei Cloud has been investing heavily in this market and has achieved rapid growth,” said Zhang Ping ‘an, Senior Vice President of Huawei, Executive Director of the Cloud Business Unit and President of Consumer Cloud Services at Huawei.
For his part, Fernando Liu, President of the Huawei Latin America Cloud Business Unit, commented: “We position our company not only as a leading provider of cloud infrastructure and services, but also as a long-term business partner. in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as a responsible corporate citizen. As a cloud service provider with the largest number of nodes and the fastest growth in Latin America and the Caribbean, Huawei Cloud will continue to invest more in Latin America with more local nodes , new solutions and support for partners. We are dedicated to bringing the latest technology to the region. “
Huawei Cloud has a node in Argentina, more precisely in Buenos Aires, which allows its customers to have a better experience and lower latency than any of the other cloud providers. This also favors that, through strategic partners, Huawei Cloud can be paid in local currency. In addition, its datacenter and local support are available every day, 24 hours a day, both in Argentina and in Chile, Brazil and Mexico. Local success stories such as the messaging services Andreani and the ERP solution provider Calipso show the performance of the Huawei Cloud service, by consolidating and migrating their data to DC, reducing costs and technological obsolescence, taking advantage of the current communications infrastructure in the region and the ability to operate continuously, achieving greater resistance to outages due to faults.
Case to be highlighted in Chile
More recently, Huawei has continued to partner with NGOs to use technologies to help protect biodiversity in Latin America. On August 17, 2021, under the TECH4ALL initiative of Huawei, Rainforest Connection (RFCx) and Ética de los Bosques, the Ministry of the Environment (MMA) and the Superintendency of the Environment (SMA) of Chile, launched the project “Guardians of the Forest ” in Chile. Driven by network technologies and Artificial Intelligence, the project aims to protect Darwin’s fox, a critically endangered canid in the Nahuelbuta mountain range.
The project uses solar-powered wireless devices, called “Guardians,” which can operate continuously in high levels of temperature and humidity. They are installed in trees to record audio data in rainforests and send it to the Huawei Cloud. AI models trained with ModelArts, Huawei’s comprehensive AI development platform, are used to analyze the data and compare it to the sound patterns of different stored species to identify specific animals. This allows experts to analyze the distribution and behavior of specific species, allowing them to provide guidance on how to best protect them. The system also detects the sounds of chainsaws and gunshots, so law enforcement can respond quickly to poaching and other criminal activity.
Sectors benefited by Huawei Cloud technology
Huawei Cloud has been working with local partners to drive digital transformation in sectors such as retail, logistics, education, finance, energy, internet, and healthcare.
In the retail sector, Huawei Cloud is helping to transform some of the leading retailers, optimizing their online and offline processes, supporting smart business transformation, and setting new benchmarks for digital transformation across the industry.
In the logistics sector, Huawei Cloud has helped some of the region’s leading logistics companies integrate SAP HANA infrastructure to simplify processes, ensure high availability, improve user experience, and reduce costs.
In the financial sector, Huawei Cloud supports the agile development and transformation of banks, helping them create innovative and faster mobile services.
Huawei Cloud and its partners have deployed 45 AZs (Availability Zones) in 23 regions around the world. In Latin America and the Caribbean, it already operates in three central regions in Chile, Brazil and Mexico, and in two regions at the country level in Argentina and Peru, with a total of eight AZs. Huawei Cloud is committed to its goal of providing a reliable, efficient, and low-latency cloud service experience for customers throughout the region.