Huawei reveals next-generation data center facility
Huawei Technologies Co revealed the key characteristics of the next-generation data center facility, as the Chinese tech titan steps up to promote low-carbon, smart data centers.
Yang Yougui, senior vice president of Huawei and CEO of Huawei's data center facility team, said on Thursday at a launch event in Dongguan, Guangdong province that technical experts and industry authorities have reached a consensus on the four characteristics of next-generation data center facilities; that is, sustainable, simplified, autonomous driving and reliable.
According to Huawei, next-generation data center facilities will be fully green and energy-efficient while maximizing the recycling of all data center materials. Meanwhile, data centers will have simplified architecture, power supply and cooling systems.
Autonomous driving refers to processes that are highly automated such as energy efficiency optimization and operation autonomy. For instance, with energy efficiency optimized, an optimal cooling strategy can be delivered via 1.4 million original combinations within 1 minute, achieving smart cooling. Operation autonomy also maximizes the value of resources, Huawei said.
At the event, Fei Zhenfu, chief technology offer of Huawei's data center facility team, unveiled a new generation of the power supply system, known as PowerPOD 3.0. The system reduces the footprint by 40 percent, cuts energy consumption by 70 percent and shortens the delivery period from 2 months to 2 weeks.
Technological innovation will be a key force in ensuring sustainable development, Huawei said, adding that it will keep making breakthroughs in products and technologies through continuous investment in R&D and with extensive cooperation with customers, ecosystem partners and industry organizations.