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Green IDC

Huawei Distributed Cloud Data Center
Javier de Vicente from Huawei IT Product Line introduces Huawei Distributed Cloud Data Center (DC squared) architecture, the way of simplifying the management and improving the utilization & agility of your distributed data centers.

Huawei's Next Generation Data Center (NGDC) solution is an end-to-end (E2E) data center solution that integrates the excellent resources of Huawei and focuses on operation to meet customer requirements. With a modular design, the solution ensures environmental protection and energy conservation.


We have seen constant innovation and the development of information technologies in telecommunications, computing, and network technologies. Rapid growth of basic resources like wider bandwidth and smart terminals and continuous innovation of application services like 3G services, the Internet, the Internet of Things, and cloud computing have created a synergy accelerating world-wide informatization. Industrial and personal demands on information applications are also sharply expanding.

Internet data centers (IDCs), as information bearing platforms, have become as basic for society as water and electricity and are currently witnessing high-speed development and construction.

Meanwhile, the traditional construction and operational modes of IDCs have encountered severe challenges and bottlenecks including high cost, low efficiency, and lack of service innovation support. In response to the requirements for lean operation and internal control management of services, it has become the common view and action throughout the industry to build new-generation IDCs featuring low cost, high efficiency, flexible architecture, and fast and flexible deployment.

Our Solution

Integrating rich experience in ICT convergence and leading technological innovation concepts, Huawei provides a service-centric next-generation green IDC solution. Based on modular design with green power and energy conservation as the core, Huawei's IDC solution comprehensively applies equipment room thermal management and IT virtualization technologies while adopting an automatic operation management platform. This makes it easy for customers to build operational, maintainable, and scalable IDCs featuring value-added services and high efficiency.

Huawei's service-centric next-generation green IDC solution provides consultation and project planning at the early stage, equipment room construction, IT architecture integration, service development, and comprehensive operation and maintenance platform construction in the middle stage, and professional warranty services and long term strategic cooperation in the later stage. Huawei's IDC solution is an end-to-end (E2E) one-stop solution which covers the entire lifecycles of IDCs and includes:

  • Green power and energy saving: Adopts an intelligent rotating ring management system, comprehensive airflow management solutions such as CFD simulation, mockup analysis, automated onsite diagnosis, an accurate air supply cabinet system, and energy saving technologies like highly efficient air conditioning to cut high energy consumption of IDCs;
  • Modular-based equipment room: Provide various modular-based IDC solutions including container IDCs, adopts general architecture, intelligent monitoring, and a liquid cooling solution. The room is fully able to support IT products in compliance of industry standards, satisfies customer requirements for high density areas, has high reliability and transferability, plus flexible deployment to lower costs and make delivery faster;
  • Cloud computing: Fully realizes IDC service integration and openness while providing various cloud services such as server virtualization, and desktop virtualization;
  • Lean operation: Manage equipment room environment, basic network, IT resources and applications, virtualization, value-added services, and service operation in a unified manner. Cross-platform and distributed management modes can be realized and full consideration given to service development requirements for the IDC market. It also serves as an intelligent IDC solution featuring highly efficient operation and low costs.

Applications & Benefits

Huawei has ISO20000 and ISO17799/ISO27001 certification and with its strong, innovative R&D, a global service system, and an E2E integration mode, understands customer service requirements and effectively implement strategic ideas, while adhering to industry standards. Customers are provided with one-stop, low cost, high efficiency, and high value IDCs. The Huawei IDC solution has the following features:

  • Unified planning and design and one-stop quick delivery shorten the time to market (TTM) and reduce capital expenditure (CAPEX);
  • Comprehensive energy saving measures, efficient and reliable IT platforms, and intelligent and service-centric operation management mode increases efficiency and reliability and reduces the operational expenditure (OPEX);
  • Optimized and integrated service operation platform continuously supports service innovation, reduces customer risks, increases the total value of ownership (TVO), and grows profits.

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Following core ideas for the next-generation data center and working out comprehensive energy-saving measures, China Mobile built an IDC helping it reduce CAPEX and improve delivery quality and efficiency as well as the power usage effectiveness (PUE) for the equipment room.

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Issue 23(08/2015)