Huawei has launched a new OpenLab in Moscow to support enterprise customers globally.
It includes a showroom and laboratory, for the company’s engineers, partners and customers to jointly develop, customize and test new technological solutions.
It however happens to be the tenth that Huawei has opened to support enterprise customers globally.
According to the company, it plans to have 20 such labs in place by 2020 following a $200 million investment in the project.
The OpenLab provides partners with remote access to laboratories under the Lab-as-a-Service model.
This, will allow them to perform integration and testing of a cloud data centre and sectoral apps with the support of Huawei engineers.
The program gives access to the resources of the company’s engineers and developers, who number over 80 thousand worldwide.
Huawei Moscow OpenLab’s areas of focus include finance, transportation, energy, oil and gas and public safety, which are all part of the smart city project.
The showroom, which shows what the project will look like in real life once it is completed, is currently affiliated with 51 Russian companies.
23 of the Russian companies are already involved in project activities.
Aiden Wu, President of Huawei Russia during the official opening of OpenLab Moscow said, “Huawei is committed to become the best partner for building a digital society, intelligent social development, and industry digital transformation.”
He mentioned that, their strategy is to develop ‘platform + ecosystem’, to invest in new technologies.
Some of the new tech include cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, mobile broadband and SDN, to create an open, flexible, secure and agile ICT infrastructure platform.
He added that, by building an ecosystem and collaborating extensively with partners they will be helping customers achieve success in digital transformation.