Huawei unveils next-generation data center

[Dongguan, China, May 26, 2022] Huawei revealed the definition of the next-generation data center facility and unveiled PowerPOD 3.0, an all-new power supply system, on May 26 in Dongguan, China. The new deployments, based on the collective wisdom and joint efforts of the Huawei Data Center Facility team and industry experts, reaffirm Huawei’s commitment to building low-carbon intelligent data centers.

Launching ceremony in Dongguan, China

Define next-generation data center facility

Charles Yang, Senior Vice President of Huawei and CEO of Huawei’s Data Center Facilities Team, introduced the groundbreaking definition of next-generation data center facility at the launch event. He said that technical experts and industry authorities have reached consensus on the four characteristics of next-generation data center facilities after extensive and in-depth discussions, namely, driving sustainable, simplified, autonomous and reliable.

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Charles Yang, Senior Vice President of Huawei and CEO of Huawei’s Data Center Facilities Team

Sustainable: Next-generation data center facilities will be completely green and energy efficient while maximizing the recycling of all data center materials. In this way, the overall data center ecosystem will be environmentally friendly and environmentally sustainable. Sustainable data centers can be achieved by using green resources – electricity, land and water – and by maximizing the recycling of materials used throughout the life cycle. In addition to the widely used energy use efficiency (PUE), other measures including carbon use efficiency (CUE), water use efficiency (WUE) and Network Utilization Efficiency (GUE) will also be used to measure data center sustainability.

Simplified: Simplified architecture, power and cooling embody the evolution of the data center installation.

Simplified architecture brings innovative forms of buildings and technical rooms. If the prefabricated modular construction mode is used to build a 1000 rack data center, the construction period can be reduced from more than 18 months to 6-9 months.

Simplified power supply redesigns components and linkages. It shortens the delivery time from 2 months to 2 weeks. Simplified cooling maximizes heat exchange efficiency by turning multiple heat exchanges into a single heat exchange and shortening the cooling link.

Autonomous driving: O&M automation, energy efficiency optimization and operational autonomy are reshaping the management of data center operations and maintenance. O&M automation allows engineers to remotely inspect 2,000 racks in 5 minutes. Optimizing energy efficiency means that an optimal cooling strategy can be delivered via 1.4 million original combinations in 1 minute, for intelligent cooling. Autonomy of operation maximizes resource value.

Reliable: Proactive security and secure architecture ensure high quality and sustainable data center development. Proactive security is the use of big data and artificial intelligence technologies to implement predictive maintenance of components to data centers, based on visibility and perception of all areas of the data centers. Automatic fault response means it only takes 1 minute to detect a fault, 3 minutes to analyze it and 5 minutes to recover from it. Secure architecture means that security will be provided at different levels, such as components, devices, and systems. At the system level, the viewable, manageable and controllable E2E platform enables system availability to reach 99.999%.

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Launch of a next-generation data center

PowerPOD 3.0: A space-saving, time-saving and energy-saving power supply system

At the event, Fei Zhenfu, CTO of Huawei Data Center Facility Team, unveiled a new generation of power supply system, known as PowerPOD 3.0. The system reduces footprint by 40%, reduces energy consumption by 70%, shortens delivery time from 2 months to 2 weeks, and reduces SLA error rate by 38%.

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Launch of PowerPOD 3.0

In the pursuit of next-generation data centers, technological innovation will be a key force in ensuring sustainable development. Looking to the future, Huawei will continue to make breakthroughs in products and technologies through continuous investment in R&D and extensive cooperation with customers, ecosystem partners and industry organizations. Together we can usher in a new era of data center development.

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