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Huawei and Industry Partners Jointly Build an Ecosystem Alliance for Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Networks

[Shanghai, China, September 19, 2019] During HUAWEI CONNECT 2019, Huawei, Ping An Technology, Baidu, China Merchants Bank, China CITIC Bank, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, iFLYTEK, and UCloud jointly initiated the establishment of the Ecosystem Alliance for Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Networks. The Open Data Center Committee will undertake the role as the consultant company. This alliance is designed to promote the development of the data center network industry through industry collaboration.

Release by representatives from the founding members of the Ecosystem Alliance for Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Networks

Targeting data centers in the AI era, the Ecosystem Alliance for Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Networks will build industry standards for the optimal architecture, protocols, and algorithms of intelligent and lossless data center networks, promote the standardization process, and help the entire industry build efficient and intelligent data centers that unleash AI computing power.

According to Huawei's Global Industry Vision 2025 (GIV@2025), 97% of large enterprises will adopt AI by 2025, with most AI-related applications and technologies expected to run in data centers. The industry is now faced with the challenges of how to build a new data center infrastructure that meets requirements of AI application and technology development, as well as how to improve AI computing efficiency.

The founding members of the Ecosystem Alliance for Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Networks include leading financial enterprises, Internet enterprises, AI application vendors, network device vendors, and public cloud service providers. In the future, the alliance will enlist further industry-leading enterprises. It will also integrate the entire industry chain and focus on data center industry applications, AI training platform, lossless network, GPU/AI computing servers, distributed storage, and intelligent NICs. The alliance will build the industry chain ecosystem and promote healthy industry development through ongoing discussions, technology sharing, joint innovation, and formulation of industry standards and white papers.

Guo Liang, leader of the ODCC new technology and test team, said: “Data centers have always been at the forefront of the information and communications industry. They involve complex technologies and have a diverse ecosystem, and one of their main themes is open cooperation. I am very honored to witness the establishment of the Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Network Ecosystem Alliance. Through the cooperation of alliance members, I hope that more industry customers can make valuable achievements.”

Leon Wang, President of Huawei Data Center Network Domain, added: “The rapid development of GPU/AI computing servers and all-flash storage signifies the arrival of enterprise data centers in the AI era. We believe that intelligent and lossless data center networks will undoubtedly become more widespread in the AI era. What's more, the establishment of this ecosystem alliance will benefit the entire industry.”

The Ecosystem Alliance for Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Networks will be open to all companies and organizations. We welcome you to join!

For more information about the Ecosystem Alliance for Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Networks, contact zhanglei598@huawei.com.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2019 is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry, and is held in Shanghai from September 18 to 20, 2019. This year’s Conference is themed on “Advance Intelligence” and aims to establish an open, cooperative, and shared platform for customers and partners to explore new opportunities for an intelligent future. For more information, please visit: https://www.huawei.com/en/press-events/events/huaweiconnect2019?ic_medium=hwdc&ic_source=corp_event2_hc2019