On October 30 2017, Seagate Technology and Dahua Technology held a ceremony to commemorate ten years’ partnership at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center of China. Dahua Technology VP and General Manager of the Domestic Business, Zhang Wei, and Seagate Technology Global VP and President of China Region, Sun Dan, were present at the ceremony to celebrate the partnership and commit to future projects involving artificial intelligence in the development of the security industry.
During the event, Seagate awarded Dahua the ‘Seagate Global Security Strategic Partner’ award, further strengthening cooperation between the two companies and signalling a continuation of jointly developed market opportunities in the security industry.
Seagate is a leader in the field of data storage solutions. Ten years ago, Seagate established a specialised sales and technical team and started partnering with surveillance equipment manufacturers. Sun Dan noted that during the ten years of cooperation between Seagate and Dahua, a strategic relationship was formed and many high-performance, large-volume and high-reliability storage products had been released to provide stronger support to video surveillance storage.
‘In addition to the procurement and deployment of products, the partnership between Dahua and Seagate also involved all-rounded and in-depth joint efforts in hard disk technological evolution, customised research and development, and market promotion,’ stated Zhang Wei, Dahua VP. ‘Dahua and Seagate have long enjoyed more than just a simple customer and supplier relationship: we are strategic partners whose mutual cooperation is based upon a high degree of trust and interdependency.’
After the event, Shi Dong, channel business director of the Domestic Business, and Feng Li, senior product marketing engineer, stated that Dahua will launch in-depth cooperations with Seagate and introduce higher performance products and solutions to meet higher customer requirements.
As a part of its Cloud Ecosystem strategy, Dahua is focused on end-to-end computing which integrates cloud and edge processing. This will allow the company to expand into fields such as smart cities, intelligent transportation and smart homes, offering professional and differentiated services.
During the ceremony, the two sides stated that they would make full use of their own technologies, talents and other resources to form cohesion and continue innovation, jointly building a more thorough new ecosystem within the video IoT industry.