From the cloud to the deep cloud, Huawei Cloud Stack further releases the value of cloud computing.

The economic theorem that "circulation creates wealth" is applicable to commodities and currencies, and it is also applicable to the digital economy era with data as the means of production. During this period, the development of cloud computing gives enterprises and social institutions the opportunity to quantify their own production and operation processes through digital transformation and save them in the form of data in the "cloud". These data in the "cloud" help these social organizations to adapt to the development of informatization with more agile and efficient actions, and also lay the foundation for them to cope with market and social changes in the digital economy era.

In the early years, the significance of "going to the cloud" was to avoid the problem of insufficient utilization of resources in self-built data centers (general enterprises can only use 30% of the computing power provided by self-built data centers). Driven by profits, this is the "obvious value" of Chinese enterprises and institutions’ willingness to participate in the cloud. According to the data of Gartner, an international IT research and consulting organization, in 2021, the scale of IaaS in China’s cloud infrastructure and platform services market was $22.1 billion, accounting for 65.8%.

After completing the business on the cloud, more and more enterprises find that the data lying in the server that is not mobilized is like "overstocked goods", which is not of much value to this digital economic cycle system composed of data, computing power and algorithm. How to make the data in the cloud pass through the algorithm in the cloud platform and collide with new value. The "hidden value" of data is really applied to production and operation, which is especially true for large government and enterprises that want to realize "elephants can dance".

On December 22nd, a press conference was held online with the theme of "Deep use of cloud by government and enterprises, releasing digital productivity". Shang Haifeng, president of Huawei Cloud Stack, put forward three key measures around "making technology not difficult to use, making scenes simple and making experiences replicable" at the meeting to empower government and enterprises to move towards deep use of cloud, and released a new version of Huawei Cloud Stack 8.2.

"With the continuous development of innovative technologies such as big data, AI and blockchain, industry pioneers are not satisfied with just migrating their business to the cloud, but actively embrace new technologies on the cloud and carry out various innovations on the cloud. The road to cloudization of government and enterprises is gradually moving towards’ deep use of the cloud’. " Shang Haifeng, president of Huawei Cloud Stack, said in an interview after the meeting.

In his view, "deep use of the cloud" is to help government and enterprises, open up the data flow and information flow between application systems, and upgrade the existing business systems by using new technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and Internet of Things to realize the intelligent evolution of business. All future innovations will be carried out based on the cloud, and the depth of using the cloud will determine whether the government and enterprises can maximize the release of digital productivity.

"Deep use of the cloud" further releases the value of cloud computing

Although it is said that realizing the concept of "deep use of the cloud" in the cloud is the only way for the digital development of government and enterprises. However, in the process of real practice, the difficulties often make cloud platform companies and government enterprises "flinch" together. Specifically, the deep use of cloud by government and enterprises mainly faces three major challenges:

First of all, technology is difficult to use. Deep use of the cloud often includes infrastructure, applications, data, AI, IoT and other technology stack. Single technology stack or multi-technology stack combination often has a high threshold. Due to lack of manpower and capacity, government and enterprises often fail to use technology;

Secondly, the scene is complex. The deeper the digitization, the richer the cloud-based scenarios involved, and the requirements of each scenario are quite different, which is not standard and difficult to copy, which becomes an obstacle to innovation;

Finally, excellent experience is hard to obtain. The existing excellent practices and innovative models in the industry are often bound with personal abilities, and there is no good platform to precipitate and then replicate.

Faced with such a test, it will take time for many cloud platforms on the market to realize deep use of the cloud. For the prepared cloud platform, "deep cloud" is not an insurmountable mountain, and Huawei Cloud Stack belongs to this kind of prepared cloud platform.

Huawei Cloud Stack is Huawei Cloud’s cloud solution for large-scale government and enterprise customers, and it is also an important starting point for Huawei Cloud to promote the deep cloud strategy of government and enterprises. In order to help government and enterprise customers cope with the common challenges of using the cloud in depth, Huawei Cloud Stack has made three major measures: "making the technology not difficult to use, making the scene simple, and making the experience reproducible".

First of all, build the best digital base of the industry and make the technology easy to use. By strengthening technical adaptation, we will continue to cooperate with Huawei Cloud Stack and ICT products, recommend the best product combination for government and enterprise customers, and reduce the difficulty of selection. At the same time, continue to enhance the key capabilities of cloud native disaster tolerance, security and application modernization, so that users no longer pay attention to the underlying technology and lower the development threshold. In addition, by transforming the methodology and tools of AI development, application integration and data governance into production lines, the complex processes are standardized and visualized, and at the same time, the industry experience is transformed into API through aPaaS, which can be directly called by other industries.

Secondly, the industry scenario scheme is standardized to make the scenario simple. In view of the diverse application scenarios of government and enterprises, Huawei Cloud Stack adheres to the strategy of taking industry scenarios as the core, continuous operation and ecological two-wheel drive. Cooperate with eco-partners, make the hardware, cloud service combination, networking, configuration and application into standardized solutions, simplify the scene, and continuously precipitate the processes and tools such as migration, optimization and operation and maintenance, so as to standardize the continuous operation process.

Finally, continue to precipitate excellent practices so that experience can be replicated. Huawei has precipitated its own digital transformation experience and best practices of cloudization in various industries into professional services, so that more industries can benefit from it. At present, more than 70 professional services in 8 categories have been launched, which run through all stages of cloud construction, cloud access, cloud use and cloud management. At the same time, more than 500 high-frequency government and enterprise applications have been deposited in the Huawei Cloud Stack area of the cloud store, and an application distribution platform more suitable for government and enterprises has been continuously built.

Up to now, Huawei Cloud Stack has served 4800+ customers in more than 150 countries and regions around the world, covering government and public utilities, finance, energy, transportation, manufacturing, medical care and other industries. The concept of "deep use of the cloud" has also entered these industries with the pace of Huawei’s cloud business. Whether it is the construction of "smart city" concerned by government functional departments or the coal mining in the underground kilometers, with its unique understanding and practice of cloud computing, Huawei Cloud is practicing the goal of empowering thousands of industries.

"Deep use of the cloud" enables government and enterprises to achieve efficient operation

For government functional departments, the application essence of "smart city" lies in "reducing costs and increasing efficiency". With the development of society, the extension of urban functions is constantly expanding, and more and more new formats and new scenes are brought into urban governance. Relying only on the expansion of functional organs will not only get twice the result with half the effort in urban governance, but also increase the financial burden. Therefore, under the framework of government functional organizations, smart cities should act as the "intelligent hub" of cities, so that more people and things can communicate and connect, and they can quickly learn and accommodate new urban change scenarios, instead of just acting as the "telephone line" for administrative orders.

In the field of smart cities, Huawei Cloud Stack provides urban intelligent hub solutions, realizing intelligent perception, intelligent disposal and intelligent distribution of urban events based on AI, and improving the efficiency of urban governance. Facing the future, it will also provide urban digital twin solutions, fully empower innovations in water conservancy, environmental protection, transportation and other industries, and stimulate new vitality of the city. In Futian District, Shenzhen, manual distribution has been replaced by intelligent distribution, and the processing efficiency of each order has been accelerated from the original average of 4 minutes to 50 seconds, with an accuracy rate of over 90%.

In April this year, Futian District’s "One Network Unified Management of Public Opinions and Quick Handling" mass appeal solution platform supported by Huawei Cloud Stack Intelligent Hub was officially put into operation, realizing one code communication area and one network communication; Explore the sharing mechanism of government credit information, sort out credit commitment items and mobile second batch items, optimize government service items, and realize digital management of the whole chain of credit approval and monitoring and reminding of the whole process; We will promote active and accurate services in government affairs, so that citizens and enterprises can do things with less tossing, less running errands and more comfort.

Huawei Cloud Stack is not limited to the smart city field. In the smart mine field, Huawei Cloud Stack provides industrial Internet solutions, realizes massive equipment access, and improves production efficiency through the integration analysis of industrial big data platforms. At the same time, through the Pangu mine model, a large number of samples and mining industry knowledge are pre-trained, and artificial experience is transformed into industry intelligence. Hongliulin Mining Industry of Shaanxi Coal Group realized the "holographic perception" of fully mechanized mining face by building the industry’s first mining industry Internet, which increased the intelligent mining rate to 97.7%, reduced the number of underground workers by 47% and improved the maintenance efficiency by 30%.

In the field of smart finance, Huawei Cloud Stack provides a new core solution for financial distribution, which helps financial customers realize the distributed transformation of core business through super-large-scale cloud native infrastructure, GaussDB distributed database, and integrated deployment of IaaS and PaaS. The new-generation distributed core system of Postal Savings Bank provides an average daily processing capacity of 2 billion transactions for more than 600 million individual customers of the whole bank, doubling the online transaction processing efficiency and increasing the batch processing efficiency by 33%.

Nowadays, whether it is the construction of smart cities or the market operation between enterprises, the sooner we understand the value of data and understand that "all future innovations will be carried out based on the cloud, and the depth of using the cloud will determine whether the government and enterprises can maximize the release of digital productivity", which will determine whether these institutions and enterprises can achieve the real "digital blue ocean" instead of being overwhelmed by data and bidding farewell to the new era.

As a pioneer in the digital field, Huawei Cloud has always defined itself as the "black land" of the digital world. In the new stage of digital economy, with the deepening of government and enterprises, Huawei Cloud Stack is working with customers to explore a new path from "cloud in business" to "deep use of cloud" to help Chinese government and enterprises keep up with the development of the times and share digital intelligence dividends.