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Huawei launches new hyper-converged data centre solution

30 March 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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Huawei unveiled its latest CloudFabric 3.0 Hyper-Converged data centre network solution at a Huawei conference.

The company revealed that the solution is ideal for building lossless computing and storage networks based on an all-Ethernet architecture. It has been designed to release 100% of computing power.

The solution also offers full-lifecycle network automation and network-wide intelligent O&M, reducing OPEX by up to 30% and empowering enterprises' intelligent upgrades.

"Data centre stores large amounts of valuable data,” said Kevin Hu, President of Huawei's Data Communication Product Line.

“Data is the main production factor of the intelligent world. During digitalization of enterprises, we need to use data every moment, so data needs to be efficiently stored and transmitted. To this end, storage and network must highly collaborate in data centres.

“Most of the storage devices are all-flash, and more services are moving to the cloud. With these changes, data centre networks are transforming towards all Ethernet.

“However, traditional Ethernet is now faced with multiple challenges, such as how to eliminate network problems caused by packet loss. These include losses of computing power and data as well as complex service deployment and network O&M."

Huawei also unveiled the iLossless-DCI algorithm, which extends lossless transmission distances on Ethernet to a maximum of 70 km.

The company's CloudFabric 3.0 also innovates with 3D modelling, which enables automated design and optimal recommendation of network solutions via multi-dimensional optimal solving.

“Huawei also ushered in a new wave of network-wide intelligent O&M by introducing knowledge graphs to data centre networks, implementing rapid fault locating in minutes, and proactive prediction of up to 97% of network risks,” said the company in a written release.

“Thanks to network-wide intelligent O&M capabilities, Huawei's CloudFabric 3.0 enables a beneficial transformation from passive to proactive O&M, ensuring 24/7 always-on services.

“This latest data centre network solution is built on joint innovation between Huawei and global leading industry customers.”