Arravo, a top systems integrator in Africa, recently co-hosted a stakeholders’ forum in Lagos with Huawei, a global technology corporation, to improve customer understanding of new technology trends and solutions that will promote corporate growth and profitability while lowering operational costs.
Mr. Ayo Adegboye, the CEO of Arravo, said in his opening remarks that the event was organized to bring customers together to learn about new technological developments from Huawei.
“We’re looking into new software solutions that can help customers run their firms more profitably. We’re also looking into different layers of authentication to improve client network security, including wireless cloud, which is a new business trend.
Customers who use Huawei Cloud technology are freed from all of the infrastructural constraints that come with developing their own capital-intensive infrastructure. As a result of Huawei Cloud Technology, customers will be able to save money while focusing on their main business of providing real-time service to customers.
Our customers come from a variety of industries, including telecommunications, oil and gas, industry, manufacturing, education, and health,” Adegboye said.
Augustine Ukaa, Huawei’s Channel Manager, gave an overview of the company’s global operations, stating that Huawei will continue to invest in R&D in order to develop new solutions that would drive corporate development and resilience.
“In the last ten years, Huawei has spent over $90 billion on research and development. Our income has consistently increased over time, and our goal is to establish a strong presence in Nigeria so that we can better serve Nigerian clients while collaborating with partners like Arravo,” Ukaa added.
Chinedu Omenkukwu, Huawei’s Senior IP Product Manager, while giving his talk, discussed intelligent network management in an organization and how clients can use Huawei Cloud to establish a fully wireless and intelligent cloud campus network to archive their digital transformation strategy. He said with the help of Huawei Cloud, there would be the necessity for businesses to synchronise their operations into a unified network.
He claimed that organizations are migrating their applications to the cloud, and the Huawei Cloud solution will make this process much faster, easier, and safer.
Furthermore, he outlined four significant obstacles that businesses encounter when attempting to migrate their apps to the cloud. According to him, the issues include a decommissioned Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) network, poor fiber infrastructure, a lack of adequate synchronization of the company’s architecture, and overburdened IT employees.
Omenkukwu stated that in an ideal work environment, everyone would be expected to have a fully wireless architecture that allows unrestricted access to the cloud and that the organization must assure a single global network that connects all apps in order to provide complete automation. He claimed Huawei already has a product portfolio that could match businesses’ needs for moving their applications to the cloud.
“Huawei has four major categories of IP product lines that it deploys to ease access to Huawei Cloud, using four engines such as the Air Engine, which is a code name for the Huawei wireless product; the Net Engine, which is used for the router product lines; the Cloud Engine, which is used for campus switches and data center switches; and the HiSec Engine, which handles the security product lines,” Omenkukwu explained.
He added that Huawei Artificial Intelligence is the common denominator that connects all four engines (AI). He went on to say that if completely deployed, the Huawei Cloud solution may save up to 50% of an organization’s operational costs because it comes with a single platform that can manage Wireless Area Network (WAN), Long Area Network (LAN), and Data Center, among other things.
Harry Hu, the Vice President, Huawei Cloud in charge of Southern Africa, spoke about the Huawei global solutions, and how the solutions could boost business growth and resilience if fully implemented.