Huawei and Intel team up on server, cloud products

The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding promising to co-operate further on server, datacentre, storage and cloud computing products.
Written by Jon Yeomans, Contributor

Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Intel, signalling the two companies' intention to work together in a number of fields.

The firms will collaborate on new server, datacentre, storage and cloud computing products, with a view to selling them in Huawei's home market of China and elsewhere, the pair announced on Thursday. No further details on the new products were given.

"We have had an excellent collaboration over the past 10 years with Intel," said Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei's IT product line. "The strategic global co-operation MoU on IT will only help to strengthen the Huawei and Intel relationship, and allow us both to innovate around customer demand — providing more efficient, more valuable ICT solutions to our customers."

Huawei most recently used Intel tech in its Tecal V2 server line, which is based on Intel Xeon E5 and E7 processors and was released in July.

On Tuesday, Huawei published a report pledging to upholding cybersecurity. The white paper, written by Huawei's global security officer and former UK government CIO John Suffolk, was seen by some as an attempt to allay concerns that its connections to the Chinese government make its products a security risk to western nations.

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