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Huawei Launched Intelligent Servers at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018

Oct 19, 2018

[Shanghai, China, October 19, 2018] Huawei launched its Intelligent Server series at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018. The servers offer new levels of intelligence, by utilizing the Huawei management chip to build an intelligent baseboard management controller (iBMC), enabling data classification through FusionDirector – its upper-layer server intelligent management system, and joining forces with Veritas Technologies to launch an automatic server protection solution. With Huawei servers, customers achieve intelligent Operations and Management (O&M) for their Internet Data Centers (IDCs) in a smarter way, saving money and time.

The artificial intelligence (AI) era impacts all industries. Enterprises leverage cloud computing and big data technologies to improve production efficiency and AI applications to transform their business models. To advance, AI needs enhanced computing power. Servers are deployed on a growing scale, causing complex O&M and power-hungry equipment to become major pain points for enterprises. Data center management aims to make data centers smarter in O&M and OPEX efficiency.

Kenneth Zhang from Huawei and Yang Chen from Veritas Technologies jointly launch intelligent servers at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018

Kenneth Zhang (right) from Huawei and Yang Chen (left) from Veritas Technologies launched Huawei intelligent servers

Leveraging the iBMC and FusionDirector, the latest Huawei Intelligent Server is a comprehensive solution covering the server lifecycle in data center scenarios, from planning, delivery, rollout, O&M, and retirement. Boasting five intelligent features to manage deployment, versioning, faults, power consumption, and assets, FusionDirector is of major appeal to server customers. Among the quantifiable benefits are 10 times higher deployment efficiency, doubled versioning efficiency, 7–30 days prewarning of system faults with 93 percent accuracy, 10 percent lower power consumption, 15 percent higher deployment density, and 95 percent faster asset management. Distributed deployment and management enable FusionDirector to support central O&M of tens of thousands of data center servers from different locations. 

Concurrently, Huawei has joined forces with Veritas Technologies to launch a new, automatic server protection solution for the Intelligent Servers. Leveraging the integration of Veritas System Recovery with iBMC, automatic backup and restoration for multiple backup media are now achieved. This enables quick system recovery in an automated manner and provides Huawei servers with improved intelligence.

Zhang Xiaohua, FusionServer General Manager in Huawei’s Intelligent Computing Business Dept, explained the rationale behind the launch. “With widespread cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence, IDC server numbers grow exponentially, with a corresponding contraction of the window for service rollout. Traditional O&M no longer meets basic IDC O&M requirements. Enterprises want a comprehensive, intelligent solution for fast IDC infrastructure rollout and business development. Huawei Intelligent Server is this solution. We have demonstrated how it makes our customers more efficient at building their data centers, with significant savings in O&M.”

Huawei has emerged as mainstream IT vendor with a full portfolio of intelligent servers and products. Superior performance, simplicity, and efficiency are delivered to enterprises and organizations around the world. To date, 211 of the Fortune Global 500 and 48 of the top 100 enterprises have selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation. 

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 – "Activate Intelligence" – is held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12.

This year’s HUAWEI CONNECT conference is designed to help all businesses and organizations step over the threshold and stake their claim in the intelligent world. You will be joined by the best minds in the industry – including global ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners – to chart the way forward and explore new opportunities.