Frost & Sullivan has officially presented the ‘2016 Company of the Year Award’ to Huawei at the grand award ceremony in Paris in recognition of Huawei’s product innovations, industry leadership and outstanding contributions to the sustainable development of the modular UPS industry. This is the second time Huawei has claimed the industry’s high honor this year right after winning the Platinum Award in IT Awards 2016 of DataCenter Insider in Germany.
As the top awards of the ICT energy sector, Frost & Sullivan awards acknowledge a company’s excellent performances and contributions in leadership, technological innovations, customer services, and strategic products R&D.
Huawei’s winning of this award represents that Huawei’s next generation solutions to the data centre energy infrastructure are recognised and widely used in ICT industries across the globe, that Huawei’s market share remains the leading stature, and that Huawei’s innovations in solutions and products, focusing on bringing more customer and social values, are much applauded by the whole industry.
Up to now, Huawei UPS has found wide applications across global industries and boasts a variety of customers, including the Hong Kong Airport, London Underground, Imperial College London, China Mobile, and Holland BIT.
Gautham Gnanajothi, a senior analyst at Frost & Sullivan, pointed out that ‘Huawei’s visionary innovations and technology excellence places it at the forefront of the modular UPS industry. Its strong R&D culture combined with extensive intellectual property provides it with a unique edge in the market. Frost & Sullivan firmly believes that Huawei’s path breaking modular UPS systems will be a boon to end users, providing much needed relief to the industry pain points.
According to Frost & Sullivan market report, Huawei has reached the No.1 share of Global modular UPS market in 2015. The company’s superior technology expertise combined with its high level focus and dedication has resulted in an industry leading modular UPS product. In light of Huawei’s excellence in the global modular UPS industry, Frost & Sullivan presents the “2016 Company of the Year Award” to Huawei.’
Fang Liangzhou, VP of Huawei Network Energy, said, ‘Modular UPS is born for data centres. Modular UPS features high energy efficiency, flexible scalability, and simple O&M, which perfectly match the requirements of data centres in the cloud era. In the field of data centres, the industry focuses on improving the energy efficiency in addition to flexibly satisfying the needs of rapid service growth. Rising energy costs, intense environmental restrictions, and higher power densities are the driving force behind UPS products.
‘The other challenge lies in how to provide users with solutions to the flexibility and scalability of data centres. Manufacturers must produce UPS products that are scalable to cater for the service growth. Due to increasing demands of modular UPS products and fierce competition, UPS providers must continue their innovations in technology to bring about advanced modular architectures and further enhance product flexibility and reliability.’
Huawei focuses on the modular UPS R&D and invests heavily in this regard. So far Huawei has deployed four UPS R&D centres around the world with over 300 engineers and claimed over 100 UPS patents.