Shenzhen-based electronics and telecommunications firm Huawei held its “Industrial Digital Transformation Summit” on Tuesday at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2022) in Barcelona, Spain. At the event, Huawei unveiled brand-new solutions for data centers and intelligent campus scenarios.
During his opening speech, Li Peng, President of Huawei West European Region, emphasized that digital transformation and environmental protection represent key topics for the future. Huawei provides innovative information and communications technology (ICT) and a full portfolio of products to help global customers build a robust technological infrastructure and enable industrial digital transformation.
Huawei’s full-stack data center solution leads the trend of cloud-based, intensive, and eco-friendly development, while Huawei’s intelligent campus solution enables all-wireless access, network architecture renewal, and hyper-convergence of IT infrastructure.
Full-Stack Data Center Solution
Huawei provides various products, ranging from data center infrastructure to ICT devices and cloud platforms, to enable software-hardware convergence, cross-domain production collaboration, and other innovation. With the goal of building agile, efficient, reliable, and eco-friendly data centers, its solution features innovations across the following four areas:
Renew computing and storage: The intelligent cloud management platform enables agile provisioning of various computing power resources. The innovative DPU technology allows the CPU to focus on processing services, unleashing the full potential of computing power and increasing the virtual machine (VM) capacity by 30%. The storage module also collaborates with the NoF+ network to achieve double the storage performance.
Renew network: The innovative DCI-DCN synergy enables centralized network management and one-stop service provisioning in minutes, building data center networks with ultimate agility and efficiency.
Renew reliability: The full-stack disaster recovery solution offers comprehensive backups, covering from a single piece of hardware to the entire cloud platform. The solution flexibly copes with various service needs, enabling uninterrupted online service operations around the clock. The storage-optical synergy shortens the service switchover time of the active-active link to 5 ms. This allows storage service recovery in just one second, completely unnoticeable to users.
Renew green: Featuring an innovative ultra-high density design, the converged cooling solution maximizes the power usage effectiveness (PUE), reducing annual power consumption by more than 14%. The prefabricated modular equipment room shortens delivery time by more than 70% and creates no onsite construction waste, causing little harm to the environment.
Next-Generation Intelligent Campus Solution
Huawei has renewed and upgraded office systems, network architecture and IT equipment rooms — the three major modules of campus ICT infrastructure. This accelerates intelligent upgrades and digital transformation of campuses, offering more efficient, eco-friendly, and convenient campus services.
Intelligent office system upgrades: Huawei’s proprietary AirEngine Wi-Fi 6 and IdeaHub collaborate with each other based on unique intelligent multimedia dispatching algorithms, allowing one-click meeting access, wireless screen projection, video conferences with 4K video, Hi-Fi audio, and zero frame freezing.
Campus network architecture renewal: Based on the ground-breaking long-distance mixed transmission (wireless, copper cable, and optical) technology, Huawei’s solution delivers high-speed communications and power supply for remote devices. The solution redefines simplified architecture for next-generation campus networks by simplifying network architecture from three layers to two layers. In addition, it reduces the power consumption of the aggregation equipment room as well as the entire network and cuts down the total cost of ownership (TCO) by 38%.
Campus IT equipment room convergence: Traditional IT equipment rooms face challenges such as dispersed hardware procurement and heavy power consumption. Based on the all-in-one preconfigured design, Huawei’s solution integrates all campus ICT modules (computing, storage, network, power supply, etc.) to build a hyper-converged IT equipment room. A single cabinet can serve as an independent data center. Such all-in-one design shortens the system delivery time by 88% and overall power consumption by 58%.