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Huawei unveils nextgen strategy, new +AI products

DUBAI, September 19, 2019

Huawei, a global ICT solutions provided, unveiled its next-generation intelligent product strategy and new +AI products for the enterprise market at the ongoing Huawei Connect 2019 in Shanghai, China.

The new products and solutions include a three-layer AI architecture based on the Engine AI Turbo product series, the iMaster NCE autonomous driving network management and control system, and the industry’s first iMaster NAIE network artificial intelligence (AI) platform; a new-generation OceanStor Dorado intelligent all-flash storage based on Kunpeng and Ascend processors; Huawei OptiXtrans DC908, the industry's first intelligent data center interconnect (DCI) product; and more.

The increasing scale of interconnectivity and maturing intelligent technologies are bringing disruptive changes to enterprises around the world. By adding AI capabilities to the next-generation of ICT products, Huawei strives to constantly lead innovation and help customers address a new round of digital transformation challenges to achieve business success.

Sun Fuyou, vice president and CTO of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: "Huawei Enterprise’s next-generation product strategy is nicknamed ‘123456’, which means we aim to build 1 intelligently connected world; focus on 2 service scenarios – campuses and data centers; provide 3Intelligent OptiX Network product series; offer 4 intelligent IP network engines series products; and leverage 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and Huawei’s OceanStor Dorado V6 as well as other products and solutions developed by Huawei.

“In addition to deep-diving into singular product areas, Huawei Enterprise is also integrating key technologies across multiple product areas, for example, IP and optical networks, 5G and Wi-Fi 6, IP and storage, and soft/hard SDN. Focusing on campuses and data centers, we are advancing intelligence in our innovations to offer competitive next-generation intelligent products and solutions.”

Kevin Hu, president of Huawei's Data Communication Product Line said: "Huawei will keep sharpening the competitive edge of its products and solutions by leveraging the three-layer AI architecture for intelligent IP networks based on the Engine AI Turbo product series, iMaster NCE and iMaster NAIE. We strive to better serve global customers and partners and lead the development of intelligent IP networks."

On the second day of Huawei Connect 2019, Huawei officially announced the release of 43 powered by Ascend processors. Through these services, Huawei aims to provide superior computing power to make cloud computing and intelligence available to everyone.

Hou Jinlong, president of Cloud & AI Products & Services of Huawei, said that 43 new AI cloud services powered by Ascend processors are available to "unleash outstanding computing power and enable inclusive AI".

Among the services, AI Elastic Cloud Servers (ECSs) improve performance by more than twofold and are widely used in AI inference, AI training, and autonomous driving training. The other industry-leading innovative services include:

•    ImageSearch and Content Moderation upgraded based on Ascend 310 processors provide higher performance at only 30% the cost, which is the lowest in the industry. In addition, a deep hardware-software integration through dedicated hardware image acceleration operators, as well as architecture reconstruction and model compression, greatly improve the image processing efficiency. This reduces workload requirements and cleans up the network environment.

•    The industry's first enterprise-class Knowledge Graph helps experts improve the efficiency of knowledge graph construction by more than 70%. The innovative knowledge-driven model simplifies business processes by ensuring that knowledge graphs can be easily expanded and updated.

The model also enables one-stop knowledge extraction, mapping, convergence, and full lifecycle management. With the Ascend processors, tens of billions of entities and hundreds of billions of relationships can be queried in seconds.

•    Huawei Cloud's autonomous driving cloud service Octopus depends on Huawei's big data platform CarbonData. Octopus efficiently processes massive volumes of data, stores PB-level drive test data, and supports retrieval of hundreds of millions of data records in seconds.

Based on the Ascend 310 and 910 processors, Octopus provides automatic tools (data processing, training, and simulation) throughout the entire autonomous driving process. This accelerates the iteration frequency of autonomous driving algorithms from months to weeks and helps vehicle enterprises quickly develop autonomous driving products.

Huawei Connect 2019 is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry, and is held in Shanghai from September 18 to 20, 2019. This year's Conference is themed on “Advance Intelligence” and aims to establish an open, cooperative, and shared platform for customers and partners to explore new opportunities for an intelligent future. – TradeArabia News Service


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