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Huawei Opens New OpenLab in Moscow, Russia

Apr 09, 2018

[Moscow, Russia, 9 April 2018]  Huawei has announced the opening of OpenLab Moscow – a showroom and laboratory, to be used by engineers of the company and its partners and customers for joint activities with a view to developing, customizing and testing new technological solutions. The OpenLab in Moscow is the tenth that Huawei has opened targeting enterprise customers across the globe. 

OpenLab's mission is to create a technological ecosystem to enable the company's partners to use Huawei's technical capabilities, as well as developing and testing corporate decisions on the vendor's side. This approach is one of the key features of the laboratory and most fully meets the needs of customers. The company plans to increase the number of laboratories up to 20 by 2020, having invested more than $200 mln in this global project.

The partners of Huawei OpenLab have remote access to the laboratory under the Lab-as-a-Service model. They can, for example, perform integration and testing of a cloud data centre and sectoral apps with support from Huawei engineers. Generally speaking, the partner programme gives access to the resources of the company's engineers and developers, who number over 80 thousand worldwide.

Among Huawei Moscow OpenLab's areas of focus are finance, transportation, energy, oil and gas and public safety, which is part of the smart city project. The showroom shows what the project will look like in real life once it is completed. It is currently affiliated with 51 Russian companies. 23 of them are already involved in project activities.

"Huawei is committed to become the best partner for building a digital society, intelligent social development, and industry digital transformation," said Aiden Wu, President of Huawei Russia during the official opening of OpenLab Moscow. “Our strategy is to develop 'platform + ecosystem', to invest in new technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, mobile broadband and SDN, to create an open, flexible, secure and agile ICT infrastructure platform. By building an ecosystem and collaborating extensively with partners we are helping customers achieve success in digital transformation.”

Aiden Wu, President of Huawei Russia, at the opening of the new OpenLab in Moscow

Aiden Wu, President of Huawei Russia

“I am confident that Huawei OpenLab will be very popular both with our customers and with partners, integrators and third-party software vendors,” says Xiao Haijun, General Manager of Russia Enterprise Business Group, Huawei. “While facilitating the growth of Russian developers, such joint activities will be the best way to respond to the market needs and realities in the current environment, as well as enabling a win-win effect for all participants. For Huawei, this is not just a project but a long-term investment in the Russian IT market, an intellectual contribution to the digitization of national economy.” 

Xiao Haijun, General Manager of the Russia Enterprise Business Group, at the opening of Huawei's new OpenLab in Moscow

Xiao Haijun, General Manager of Russia Enterprise Business Group