By Telecom Lead Team: Telecom equipment major Huawei
announced that 45,000 Huawei engineers use virtual desktops in a bid to improve
efficiency and work flow. Huawei is also promoting its cloud offerings across
the world as part of its enterprise business.
With the rapid development of cloud-computing
technologies, more business applications have moved into the cloud. The Chinese
telecom major claims that this is part of the world’s largest desktop cloud
collaboration. By using a thin client program, engineers can access their virtual
Huawei’s desktop cloud is already improving the
operations of customers in over 30 countries with a total of 100,000 users, in
a range of industries including government, healthcare, education, telecom, and
To leverage the scalability and flexibility offered by
the cloud, Huawei began to utilize desktop cloud technology at its Shanghai
R&D Center in 2009, and today, it is used by more than 45,000 Huawei
engineers from around the world, according to a press release.
With a desktop cloud deployment, data is no longer stored
on each PC, but on servers in the cloud data center. By centralizing control of
the information storage, the Huawei desktop cloud also greatly enhances
information security. In addition, maintenance has become more efficient as
each IT engineer is now able to manage more than 1,000 virtual desktops,
compared with the previous 100 desktops.
Compared to conventional desktop technology, it is
estimated that using a desktop cloud can save businesses 30 percent of a
traditional investment and conserve 73 percent in power consumption, as well as
maximize the facility’s CPU with an increase of 60 percent capacity, from 5
percent. Deployment time is also reduced for the desktop cloud from three
months to one week.
Huawei is committed to offering leading cloud
applications and IT infrastructure solutions to promote cloud-based services
and applications. In order to promote openness and collaboration across the
industry, Huawei has joined hands with more than 300 partners to drive growth
and shape the future of the industry.