Huawei reveals next-generation data center, more time-saving and energy-conserving
On May 27, Huawei, China’s leading ICT company and phone maker, revealed its plan for its next-generation data center, named PowerPOD 3.0. According to Yang Yougui, Senior Vice President of Huawei and CEO of Huawei Data Center Energy Corps, Huawei’s next-generation data center will have four key characteristics.
Low Carbon: The aim is to achieve sustainable development by promoting the greening of data center resources at source, efficient utilization, and full lifecycle recyclability.
Minimalism: Through architecture minimalism, the construction cycle of a 1000-cabinet data center is reduced from more than 18 months to 6-9 months; through power supply minimalism, the delivery time is shortened from 2 months to 2 weeks; through temperature control minimalism, the natural cooling source is maximized and the heat exchange is changed from multiple heat exchanges to one heat exchange.
Autopilot: Through operation and maintenance automation, 2000 cabinets can be inspected in 5 minutes; through energy efficiency self-optimization, the best cooling strategy can be deduced from 1.4 million algorithm combinations in 1 minute, realizing from cooling to “smart” cooling; through operational autonomy, the value of resources can be maximized.
Safety and reliability: through AI predictive maintenance, the data center can detect problems before they occur; through architectural security, the system usability can reach 99.999%.
The company has been keen on utilizing ICT to facilitate the digital transformation of traditional industries and low carbon operations. At its Global Analyst Summit, Huawei put forward the goal of “less bits, more watts”, aiming to not only lower energy emissions but also improve energy efficiency. Previously, by collaborating with State Grid Jiangsu Power Supply Company, Huawei has realized a zero-carbon smart park, achieving a renewable energy ratio of 85%, saving about 3 million kWh of electricity and reducing carbon emissions by 56,005,600 tons per year.