New Huawei modular data centre packs smarts

Huawei has launched Smart Modular Data Center 5.0, another move towards building smarter and greener data centres.

The new data centre uses a 43-inch local touch screen to integrate information communication technology, AI algorithms, intelligent communications, and infrastructure.

Digital twinning is implemented for physical modular data centres and intelligent features for power, cooling and data centre management are on the local smart screen:

“With the development of AI, big data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT), increasing demands are placed on data centres, in turn driving their advancement as the cornerstones of the intelligent digital world. Huawei Smart Modular Data Center 5.0 uses AI to build next level data center intelligence, making full use of our proprietary smart lithium battery — SmartLi — to implement full lithium battery backup,” said Zhenfu Fei, President of Huawei Data Center Facility Domain.

With lower height requirements, Huawei Modular Data Center 5.0 does not need a traditional raised floor design. Air conditioner pipes and strong- and weak-current cables are routed from the top, allowing for ceiling heights as low as 2.6m instead of the 3m minimum height for a traditional data centre.

Elsewhere, the SmartLi Uninterruptible Power Supply has low load-bearing requirements of under 1000 kg/m2 for Tier III and Tier IV data centres in TIA-942, letting the power supply system and devices be deployed in the same room.