Huawei Unveils Next-Generation Data Center Facility

Huawei held a launch event for its Next-Generation Data Center Facility on Thursday. At the event, staff introduced the facility’s groundbreaking concept, and also unveiled PowerPOD 3.0, a brand-new power supply system.

Charles Yang, Senior Vice President of Huawei and CEO of the Huawei Data Center Facility Team, said that Huawei has repeatedly conducted in-depth discussions with global industry leaders and experts on the evolutionary path of future data centers, and has reached a consensus on the four characteristics of next-generation data center facilities, that is, “sustainable, simplified, autonomous driving, and reliable.”

Sustainable: Next-generation data center facilities will be fully green and energy-efficient while maximizing the recycling of all data center materials. In this way, the overall data center ecosystem will be eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable.

Simplified: streamlined architecture, power supply, and cooling embody the evolution of data center facilities. In simplified architecture, if the prefabricated modular construction mode is used to construct a 1,000-rack data center, the construction period can be reduced from more than 18 months to between six and nine months. Simplified power supply shortens the delivery period from two months to two weeks. Simplified cooling maximizes heat exchange efficiency by changing multiple heat exchanges to one heat exchange.

Autonomous Driving: O&M automation, energy efficiency optimization, and operation autonomy reshape the management of data centers’ operation and maintenance. O&M automation enables engineers to complete the inspection of 2,000 racks in five minutes remotely. The energy efficiency optimization means an optimal cooling strategy can be delivered via 1.4 million original combinations within just one minute. Operation autonomy maximizes the value of resources.

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Reliable: Proactive security and secure architecture ensures high quality and sustainable development of data centers. Proactive security also means using big data and AI technologies to implement predictive maintenance from components to data centers, based on the visibility and perception of all domains in the data centers.