Huawei Introduces Its Next-Generation Green Modular Data Centers

Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced its next-generation green modular data centre solutions for cloud computing.

Hou Jinlong, president of Huawei’s energy and infrastructure product line, said: “The modular IDS series has developed as a new trend in the construction of data centres around the world. Together with our partners, Huawei is working on building a new generation of data centre infrastructures, featuring unified planning, on-demand deployment, and low energy consumption. This new generation will help customers reduce the cost of operation by more than 30 per cent, ushering in a new era in cloud computing.”

To meet the increased service requirements that will result from the predicted increases in data usage globally, medium and large enterprises and operators will need to fully realize the importance of rapid deployment of broadband services and cloud-based data centres. The challenge lies in how to successfully combine high-performance computing and information processing with data centre infrastructure to provide broadband information services for enterprises, while also reducing their energy consumption and costs.

Traditional data centres often fail to improve energy efficiency, expand flexibly as a business grows, and implement intelligent system management processes. In response to this, Huawei has introduced the next-generation intelligent data-centre solution (IDS) series to help customers realize on-demand access to IT resources and conduct business operations efficiently. The series allows customers to avoid high capital expenditure and operating expenses caused by increased power consumption.

At the conference, Li Sanqi, CTO, IT product line, Huawei, explained that Huawei’s core concept in the cloud-based data centre infrastructure field was focused on intelligent management, high-density deployment, green energy saving, and flexible expansion. Huawei’s modular IDS series includes the container-type (IDS1000) and building-type (IDS2000) modular data centres, which feature simplified designs to effectively reduce the need for large equipment rooms and environments.

The IDS1000 was designed for the outdoors and does not require equipment rooms, helping customers to reduce the construction phase from six months to two months. In addition, the power consumption of the IDS1000 is 50 per cent less than that of traditional equipment rooms. It is suitable for locations that experience temperature extremes. As a result, the IDS1000 can support disaster relief, large events, and military operations.

The IDS2000 uses advanced cooling technology, including the separation of cold and hot air pipes, precise air supply, and outdoor cooling sources, to ensure a power usage effectiveness (PUE) value of less than 1.2. It features Huawei’s iFOS intelligent management system, constructed based on a visible expert system, which dynamically adjusts the power supply and cooling capacity based on the workload of the cloud platform, realizing intelligent and interlocked management and refined operations of IT equipment and equipment room infrastructure. It is suitable for the modularized construction and expansion of medium and large data centres.