Huawei founder Ren Zheng has expressed his company’s aspirations to focus its energies on the cloud computing system in 2021 due to US sanctions against it, and the Chinese giant wants to benefit from the popularity of this technology in the wake of the Corona virus epidemic, according to the South China Morning newspaper.
According to the report, the trade war between the United States and China had a significant impact on the company, which could no longer integrate Google services with its devices. As a result, Huawei was also forced to resell its trademark Honor, its division dedicated to low-cost smartphones.
After the American threats, many countries decided to cancel their contracts with Huawei to build its infrastructure, especially in both the United Kingdom and Sweden. In France, a law was passed “against Huawei to limit the equipment developed by the Chinese company.”
Also, foreign chip makers using US technology were required to obtain a license to sell Huawei devices. The result: the company nearly found itself suffering from a shortage of chips for its smartphones.
To overcome these various difficulties, Hawaii began developing cloud computing, and in an internal speech in November, its founder said that they are inspired by the experience of both Amazon and Microsoft in this sector, noting that the two giants are already providing IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and PaaS (System) services. As a service), which provides virtual servers and cloud storage networks.
As a reminder, “Alibaba” owns more than 40% of the Chinese market in the field of cloud computing, compared to 16% for Huawei, so the company will have to double its capacity to improve its services in both its country and in the rest of the world.