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Huawei Enables AI and Hybrid Cloud Implementing Multi-Tenant Data Center Architecture Transformation

Multi-tenant data center Session held at the global industrial digital transformation conference

Feb 27, 2020

[Shenzhen, China, February 27, 2020] Huawei held an online industry digital transformation conference with the theme of "Hello, Intelligent World" via global live broadcast. The event was scheduled to be held in Barcelona (February 24 to 27) and moved to online, the conference links the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United States, Germany, Italy and other guests held in the global space. On July 27, the MTDC forum was broadcast online.

Data centers have gradually become the core of the ecosystem construction in the Internet service industry. As more and more customers choose the hybrid cloud strategy and raise higher expectations on deployment and O&M, the multi-tenant data center architecture transformation becomes the only way to ensure the agility of services in the Internet service industry and meet the SLA of customers in the digital era.

The forum discussed the development ecosystem and construction trend of the Internet service industry, proposed the new-generation multi-tenant data center architecture based on hybrid cloud and AI, and released the next-generation data center products FusionDC 2.0 and FusionPower 2.0. Huawei will help data centers transform into the next golden age.

Deng Jiang, Director of the Huawei Internet Service Industry, presenting at the Industrial Digital Transformation Conference

Deng Jiang, Director of Huawei Internet Service Industry

Deng Jiang, Huawei's director of the Internet service industry, delivered a speech on the ecosystem and trend of the Internet industry. In the speech, he talked about the three industry trends of internet access all-optical, multi-cloud DC architecture, and service diversification, and the industry ecosystem that is transforming to multiple domains. Huawei provides various one-stop ICT solutions for customers in various segments of the Internet service industry, including the unified deployment and management solution for ISP customers, one-stop cloud DC construction solution for MTDC customers, flexible hybrid cloud deployment solution for MSP customers, and AI-inside storage, computing, and network products for OTT customers, facilitates agile service rollout.

From 2010 to 2019, the data center industry has experienced a decade of prosperity. With the rapid development of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data, and 5G, data centers are entering the next golden era. The gradual failure of Moore's Law provides great opportunities for computing architecture innovation. The fourth technical revolution driven by AI has arrived.

Huang Jin, VP of Huawei Cloud & AI BG, delivering his keynote speech at the Industrial Digital Transformation Conference

Huang Jin, VP of Huawei Cloud & AI BG, delivered a keynote speech on "AI and hybrid cloud reshape multi-tenant data center architecture". He proposed three trends in data center evolution in the digital economy era: computing architecture innovation, AI, and hybrid cloud.

The computing architecture is evolving from chip-level innovation to system-level innovation and then to data center-level innovation. Multiple service scenarios, such as big data, distributed storage, and databases, will benefit from the continuously optimized system architecture, greatly improving performance and efficiency. In addition, the continuous development of AI drives the evolution of data centers to the next phase.

It is estimated that by 2025, the AI load in data centers will reach over 80%. More and more AI products are required to meet the increasing AI load requirements. With the continuous improvement of AI technologies, data centers will gradually evolve from single-domaindigitalization (O&M, energy saving, and operation) to full-lifecycle digitalization (planning, construction, O&M, and optimization).

In addition, the hybrid cloud managed by service providers will become the choice for most enterprises. What customers need is "One Cloud Experience" from the users’ perspective. Such “One Cloud Experience” requires three unified capabilities:  unified architecture and management, unified service and ecosystem and unified resources. Huawei is committed to building and providing such a hybrid cloud, and enabling cloud capabilities for cloud service providers and partners to help customers achieve digital transformation.

Data centers will gradually evolve from single-domain digitalization (O&M, energy saving, and operation) to full-lifecycle digitalization (planning, construction, O&M, and optimization) and automated driving.

Maxim Kuschnerov of the Huawei Optical Quantum Communications Lab, at the Industrial Digital Transformation Conference

Sanjay, SVP & CTO of Huawei Global Data Center Facility Business

Sanjay, SVP & CTO of Huawei's global data center facility business, introduced Huawei's next-generation data center solution. To address the pain points of long data center construction period, unpredictable return on investment (ROI), high O&M costs, and high energy consumption, Huawei innovates in the AI, construction, component, and digital dimensions and provides a new-generation data center construction solution that is simple, scalable, sturdy, smart, and saving.

Huawei's next-generation prefabricated modular data center solution FusionDC 2.0 integrates AI technologies, prefabricated modular building design, advanced power electronics and temperature control heat management technologies, and digital delivery technologies to provide customers with end-to-end solutions throughout the life cycle, maximize the value of data centers. In addition, the brand-new UPS power module is released globally. The power of a single module reaches 100 kVA/3 U, doubling the mainstream level in the industry. The 100 kVA module-based FusionPower2.0 data center power supply and distribution solution saves more than 50% footprint and implements "one megawatt per cabinet", effectively reducing the footprint of the power supply and distribution system, improving the data center utilization, and helping customers achieve business success.

Sanjay Sainani, CTO of Huawei's Global Data Center Facility, presenting at the Industrial Digital Transformation Conference

Maxim Kuschnerov, Director, Huawei Optical Quantum Communications Lab

Maxim Kuschnerov, director of Huawei's Optical Quantum Communications Lab, introduced Huawei's high-speed data center interconnection solution in a keynote speech.

Huawei OptiXtrans DC908, a star product for data center interconnection, continuously innovates in capacity, supports single-wavelength 800G and flexible selection of 100G to 800G, and supports the future-oriented Super C+L technology to implement 220 wavelengths, meeting the challenges of digital peaks in the cloud era, help ISP customers build ultra-broadband data center interconnection, continuously reduce the cost per bit, and maximize the value of optical fibers.

The 2 U device supports a high integration of 12.8 Tbit/s and integrates the optical and electrical layers and five types of boards, saving device space and fiber connections. In addition, the network-level web GUI enables the entire network device to be managed without installation of the NMS. Technologies such as automatic fiber discovery and automatic commissioning are used to implement one-click deployment in minutes, achieving quick service deployment and agility. In addition, Huawei's AI technology implements intelligent network O&M, detects whether the working fiber and protection fiber are in the same fiber/cable, and ensures that the working fiber and protection fiber are separated, greatly improving network availability.

In the 2019 Data Center Interconnection: Competitiveness Analysis and Evaluation Report released by GlobalData, an authoritative analyst organization, Huawei won the "Leader" honorary title for its first election. Huawei's DC OptiX solution has helped global customers efficiently deploy their DC interconnection networks, enabling digital transformation in the industry. These customers include Internet OTT customers such as Baidu and Netherlands AM-SIX, etc.

The next era of data center transformation has come. Huawei continues to develop new-generation data center architectures and solutions based on AI and hybrid clouds, safeguarding the transformation and development of the multi-tenant data center service industry and creating a new brilliant intelligent world.