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Huawei establishes 330 data centers globally

Updated: 2013-09-02 21:35
By Shen Jignting (

Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies announced on Monday that it had established more than 330 data centers globally by August.

Eric Xu, executive vice-president of Huawei, said more than 70 were cloud-based data centers. "Huawei cooperates with about 260 enterprise clients globally to explore the commercial value of cloud computing technology," Xu said.

Xu made the remarks during the Huawei Cloud Congress 2013 in Shanghai from Sept 2 to Sept 3.

Huawei reached another milestone when it ranked as the third-biggest player in the Chinese market in terms of server shipments in the first quarter of this year. The ranking puts it ahead of HP, a traditional major rival in the server industry, according to Gartner Inc. The top two server vendors in China were IBM and Dell during the period, Gartner said.

Huawei's server products target telecom and Internet companies and enterprises in other fields, according to Qiu Long, Huawei's IT product line server general manger.

Chinese Internet giants such as Baidu Inc and Tencent Holdings Ltd are among Huawei clients.

Huawei was also the top vendor in the Chinese storage market by shipment, Gartner said.

Huawei, the world's second-biggest telecom gear vendor by sales, has looked beyond its traditional telecom business and started to explore enterprise and consumer electronics markets since 2010.

The company established the enterprise business group in 2011 and bought the remaining 49 percent stake in its joint venture with Symantec Corp in 2012, to bolster the company's corporate-security solutions capability.