Huawei has unveiled further details of its cloud services strategy at its 'Huawei Connect' event in Shanghai, according Telecompaper. To expand further in the enterprise market, the company said it be investing USD 500 million over the next five years in the development of cloud-based professional services, a cloud platform and cloud ecosystem. This will provide customers with end-to-end cloud transformation services and products to build and manage their cloud platforms, the company said. 
The investment will include setting up more Global Service Centers, as well as tools, platforms and verification labs for professional services. The company also will focus on research and development of industry clouds, increasing its annual investment in this area by more than 50 percent in the next five years. In addition, to meet enterprise demand for ICT talent, Huawei will provide a new certification scheme to train ICT architects, ICT developers and industry-specific ICT experts. It targets more than 150,000 cloud and industry-specific ICT professionals certified by 2020.
Huawei Enterprise already has Global Service Centers in China, Romania and Mexico, and 12 regional and local Technical Assistance Centers worldwide. These 15 centres provide 24/7 services to more than 170 countries, including technical support, remote network operation, remote delivery, and marketing and channel support. Huawei's cloud services have already served over 18,000 customers in the past year.