Huawei’s Enterprise Storage Service
The Chinese conglomerate Huawei, mostly known for its smartphones has unveiled an enterprise storage solution for its public cloud. The company claims that its competitors AWS, Microsoft, and Google do not provide enterprise class services such as primary data storage. Through Huawei’s robust resources and data-on-demand model, the company was able to create a Dedicated Enterprise Storage Service (DESS). The DESS allows customers to seamlessly transfer their applications and data to Huawei’s public cloud. The benefits of this new addition to Huawei’s public cloud includes a 20% higher IOPS/LUN ratio, active redundancy, and an extension to cloud based data analytics. Do you think AWS, Microsoft, and Google will be able to compete with this DESS service? Do you think this will make those on the fringe of switching to the cloud actually make the jump? Do you think Huawei’s competitors will come out with something similar to retain their customers?