At CeBIT 2014, Huawei has announced plans for collaboration with SAP on smart city and bring your own device (BYOD) solutions. It also launched the Huawei FusionCube solution for SAP HANA
William Xu, chief strategy marketing Officer of Huawei, said: “Huawei will emphasize our strategy to integrate with the industry ecosystem and to continue to focus on the ‘pipe’ segment of Huawei’s overall cloud, pipe, device strategy.”
Alex Atzberger, chief of staff, SAP, said: “Partnership with Huawei will create technical synergies, helping lead to enterprise solutions that will bring even more value to enterprise customers in China, Europe, and emerging markets.”
SAP HANA in-memory computing platform can be deployed either as an appliance or in the cloud, and is ideally suited to run real-time analytics and applications. Huawei’s FusionCube converged infrastructure solution provides a scale-out solution to extend the scalability and agility of SAP HANA even further.
SAP Labs China has chosen to adopt Huawei’s appliance for SAP HANA for customer support, development, testing and demonstration/exhibition purposes. This is largely based on the solution’s features, including high performance, scalability, reliability, as well as simplified management mechanism.
Since the launch of the FushionCube solution, a number of enterprises and organizations have deployed scale applications of FushionCube in China and other parts of the world, including a leading securities company in Spain, Shanghai Maritime University and Jiangsu Branch of China Mobile in China.
Huawei and SAP have also agreed to further explore opportunities together in various areas including smart city and BYOD.
In the smart city domain, SAP and Huawei will work to collaborate to develop smart city solutions for government entities and public organizations in key cities in China, Middle East, Europe, Africa and other emerging markets.
Huawei will provide ICT infrastructure, like enterprise LTE system, network, server and storage, cloud computing infrastructure, contact center, video surveillance, telepresence, the hardware system for running SAP HANA, and micro data center, while SAP will provide the software and in-memory technology and other software solutions.
In the BYOD sector, Huawei will work with SAP to develop mobility-in-a-box solution for enterprise mobility market. Huawei envisions a cost-effective, efficient and secure solution that will provide an anytime, anywhere professional and secure office environment on Huawei smart devices and that is expected to integrate with industry applications from SAP.
SAP will provide the overall mobile enterprise application platform for Huawei’s AnyOffice platform. The collaboration will initially focus on the apparel and footwear, consumer packaged goods, stated-owned enterprise, and energy industries.