The Cloud Technology & Innovation Center, a joint laboratory dedicated to the research, development, and teaching of cloud computing technology, is being established in Singapore at Temasek Polytechnic (TP).
Huawei, the Chinese global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with TP on Thursday to announce the new cloud computing centre. TP is a tertiary education institution in Singapore.
Besides the cloud technology lab's establishment, this partnership allows for the sharing of knowledge and skills in cloud technologies as well as collaboration between Huawei and TP in hosting industry events related to cloud computing, Huawei said in a statement.
Huawei said it would invest significant resources in student scholarships, student development, and curriculum development.
"Huawei's support for student development initiatives is greatly valued as they will provide our students with opportunities for internships at Huawei's offices and scholarships that will help to groom future professionals in this field," said Boo Kheng Hua, principal and CEO Temasek Polytechnic.
"Huawei's joint student training programme with Temasek Polytechnic and the opening of the Huawei Enterprise Solutions Showcase Centre mark another important milestone in Singapore's efforts to further develop the base of cloud computing talent in Singapore," said Jayson Goh, executive director, infocomms and media, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). "This is aligned with our long-term vision for Singapore to become a global data management hub."
Huawei said that its Enterprise Solutions Showcase Center, the first for Huawei in South Pacific, includes an array of Huawei Enterprise solutions, most notably cloud computing data centre and cloud application solutions. Other products and solutions on display come from Huawei's industries solutions department and from several product lines, including DataCOM, unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), and IT.
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