Huawei has more that 30 years of experience in ICT. Their cloud services aim to provide secure, stable and sustainable services(theres gaming mentioned in here as well, looking forward to a huawei gaming service)
Huawei are able to use their own developed and manufactured processors for cloud services and AI.
I listened to the Ray Rui interview in its entirety. They talk the same as MS Azure, Amazon AWS and VMware. It is a competitive space, but it seems to be that China wants to take over the communication technology mediums as they highlighted the 5G use in China, it hints at the practice their being proposed here. Generally I welcome this as long as privacy is upheld. Yes, I believe Huawei is on a good track with making public cloud more accessible here on the continent. I wish them my best.
Michael Langeveld said more the same, but with how the service is locally applied. Also, "best", "best", best", I would like to see real numbers. Best is generally the biggest claim anyone can make. His interview was straight up marketing, what is available and how it is available, and with the "best" attachment claims.
Again, they are competing against Azure, AWS, VM... and Google, but Google doesn't promote themselves as vocally through partner channels as the others, mainly due to Google being keen on keeping the business tick in-house.
Yes, the state is now dependent on Huawei cloud which is being expanded into the public cloud. So... lock in, not an easy migration to escape even though migration is supposed to be a key advantage to cloud.
Again, good luck to the local (and public) venture. Good on them providing training. Huawei sure places emphasis on governance.