Huawei Launches Smart Modular Data Center 5.0
On October 28, 2020, at the Digital Power Summit 2020 event, Huawei launched its next-generation Smart Modular Data Center 5.0.
The solution constructs an intelligent green data center based on SmartLi, a large screen visualizing the digital twin and the AI-Robot Intelligent Operations and Maintenance (O&M).
Zhenfu Fei, President of Huawei Data Center Facility Domain, commented: “With the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT), increasing demands are placed on data centers, in turn driving their advancement as the cornerstones of the intelligent digital world.”
“Huawei Smart Modular Data Center 5.0 uses AI to build next-level data center intelligence, making full use of our proprietary smart lithium battery — SmartLi — to implement full lithium battery backup.”
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Huawei Modular Data Center 5.0 does not need traditional elevated floor design due to much lower net height requirements. Instead, air conditioning pipes and cables with strong and weak current are routed from the top, so equipment can be accommodated in ceiling heights as low as 2.6m, far below the 3m minimum height required for a traditional data center
SmartLi Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) has extremely low load-bearing requirements. It falls below 1000 kg/m2 for Tier III and Tier IV data centers in TIA-942. Hence, the power supply system and Information Technology devices can be installed in the same space.
This high-density approach, which reduces the need for a separate power space, slashes the area needed for lithium batteries by 75% relative to alternatives of lead-acid, which ensures that more IT cabinets can be deployed instead.
The solution — with SmartLi inside — offers a completely modular backup power supply, which allows for scalable capability growth. This brings into effect a truly modular system from the power module to the battery module, where companies only pay for what they need, thereby significantly reducing Capital Expenditure ( CAPEX).
A 43-inch local touch panel is used for the integration of ICT, information and AI algorithms, smart networking systems, and connectivity. For the physical modular data centers and intelligent functions of i3 – iPower, Cooling, and iManager, digital twinning is introduced.
iPower: Visualized data center power distribution links, key modules to systems, and predictive maintenance.
iCooling: Visualized cooling links and AI cooling energy efficiency optimization boost Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) by 8%, to 15%.
iManager: Global data center visualization, diagnosis, and optimization reduce O&M costs by 35%.
Facial recognition technology can also be used to allow access control and log in to the management system, thereby improving security. The aim is to simply and intuitively show intelligence, pace up O&M, and eventually reduce costs.
Huawei’s 5.0 Smart Modular Data Center is a step ahead on the path of Huawei to encourage and promote the digitization of resources to create a greener and smarter environment. Huawei Digital Power continues to develop and incorporate information and communication systems, AI-algorithms, smart communications, and infrastructure to enable automated data center operations that optimize technology and provide customers with a true world value.
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