Seagate Technology has signed strategic supplier cooperation agreement with Huawei to establish a joint laboratory.
The companies have also expanded their partnership on new products, technology and marketing for cloud storage solutions to more closely align their products and technology roadmaps.
Rocky Pimentel, Seagate’s president, Global Markets and Customers, said, “As a worldwide leader in intelligent storage, Seagate is heavily focused on collaborating with leaders in cloud services in China. By working more closely with Huawei, our objective is to capitalize on each firm’s strengths to provide enhanced cloud services and provide a better customer experience.”
Both Seagate and Huawei have maintained a strong working relationship for many years, which has resulted in both gaining more business in China, said Zheng Yelai, president of IT Product Line at Huawei.
The new agreement will further deepen the relationship and work towards developing new products with enhanced storage capabilities and improved system reliability, Yelai added.
As part of its strategy to focus on cloud, Seagate has established strategic alliances with a number of domestic cloud service providers in China, such as Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba, Qihoo, Toyou, SuperCloud, and Digital China.