May 17, 2023
[Shenzhen, China, May 17, 2023] During the Huawei Asia Pacific Partner Conference 2023, the Green Data Center Summit was held in theme of "Smart DC, Building the Green Future" in Shenzhen. The Summit invited more than 200 data center industry leaders, technical experts, and ecosystem partners to discuss the latest trends of the Asia-Pacific data center industry and share innovations and experience in green data centers. In the Summit, Huawei officially launched the PowerPOD 3.0 and the Fan Wall Chilled Water Cooling Solution for the Asia-Pacific market, with the vision of continuously leading the green and sustainable development of the industry for a win-win future.
Accelerating to Build Green Data Centers Through Technological Innovation in Asia Pacific
Sun Xiaofeng, President of Huawei Data Center Facility and Critical Power Business, declared in his opening speech that Asia Pacific is one of the most active players in the global digital economy with great potential for building green data centers. Huawei has been dedicated to innovating digital technologies and investing in building green, simple, smart, and reliable data centers to facilitate digital transformation for all walks of life in Asia Pacific. Huawei looks forward to working with governments, customers, and ecosystem partners to build a prosperous, sustainable Asia Pacific region.
Sun Xiaofeng, President of Huawei Data Center Facility and Critical Power Business
Li Huiyong, Vice President of Huawei Data Center Facility Domain, sharply pointed out the great demands for constructing data center facilities against the backdrop of the AI foundation model era where massive data and high computing power requirements keep rising and the AI industry is developing rapidly. Based on the innovative concept of "green, simple, smart, and reliable (GSSR) data centers", Huawei officially launched the PowerPOD 3.0 and the Fan Wall Chilled Water Cooling Solution to build green data centers for customers and partners to achieve digital transformation and ultimately drive sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific data center industry.
Li Huiyong, Vice President of Huawei Data Center Facility Domain
Preferred Choice for Large Data Centers, Leading the Green and Low-Carbon Future
Currently, the Asia-Pacific market has increasing demands for large data centers. Huawei fully leverages its strengths in digital and power electronics technologies to provide green power supply and cooling solutions for large data centers, lighting a green and low-carbon future.
Official Launch of Huawei PowerPOD 3.0 & Huawei Smart Fan Wall
Green power supply: Huawei releases the PowerPOD 3.0 solution to build a dense, efficient, and reliable power supply and distribution system for large data centers.
Green: Huawei converges components and optimizes key nodes, reducing the cabinet quantity from 18 to 10 and saving the footprint by more than 30%. In addition, the full-link efficiency is improved from 95.4% to 98.4% in S-ECO mode for UPSs.
Simple: Traditional cables are upgraded into bridge-type busbars prefabricated and pre-commissioned in the factory, saving the labor to prepare them onsite. Therefore, the delivery time is shortened from two months to two weeks.
Smart: Huawei uses digital and AI-based technologies to build a visible, manageable, and controllable process from the system to components. The intelligent O&M and AI-based inspection slash the O&M costs and achieve autonomous driving in power supply.
Reliable: Based on the iPower intelligent features, life prediction and AI-based high temperature warning are performed for mission-critical components in advance, which transforms from passive maintenance to predictive and proactive maintenance.
Green cooling: By innovating the architecture and converging technologies, Huawei builds the new-generation Fan Wall Chilled Water Cooling Solution to reduce energy consumption for large data centers.
Green: Huawei's solution supports the water inlet temperature up to 20°C, achieving lower PUE and cutting the energy consumption of chillers by 15%.
Simple: The solution adopts horizontal air supply, no need to raise the floor. Mission-critical components are hot-swappable for maintenance and can be replaced within one minute.
Smart: The fault self-diagnosis function of the solution achieves quick fault locating, identification, and analysis, reducing O&M time and costs.
Reliable: The fans are running separately to improve the system reliability. In addition, thanks to the PFC integrated drive, the total harmonic distortion of current (THDi) is less than 5%, and the power factor (PF) is greater than 0.99.
Building a Prosperous Data Center Ecosystem for Asia Pacific
At the Summit, guests shared insights into data center industry trends and business practices, exploring ideas for thriving digital facilities in Asia Pacific.
Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Energy, stated that energy transition should be accelerated by providing Secure, Affordable and Reliable Green Energy Supply to Data Center and Smart World, due to the the significant increase of energy demand as well as the reduction of dependency on fossil fuel consumption.
Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director of the ASEAN Centre for Energy
Prof Lee Poh Seng, Executive Director of Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore, shared emerging trends and technologies driving the transformation of data centers, with particular emphasis on sustainability, liquid cooling, AI, and digital twins. He also pointed out how these innovations are crucial in improving efficiency, mitigating environmental impact, and leading the progression towards greener and more sustainable data centers.
Prof Lee Poh Seng, Executive Director of Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore
Park Sung Hee, CTO of EP Korea, said that more than 30 large data center will be established in South Korea in the next five years, and data center facility construction will also skyrocket following the market pace. EP Korea's professional team will carry out all-round strategic cooperation with Huawei by using Huawei's advanced products and solutions. EP Korea and Huawei are devoted to achieving a win-win cooperation in the South Korean data center market.
Park Sung Hee, CTO of EP Korea
Jimmy Yu, Senior Vice President of International Business, GDS, highlighted the importance of renewable energy in green design, construction, and operation, which will help hyperscale data centers achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
Jimmy Yu, Senior Vice President of International Business, GDS
Tim Chan, Managing Director of SGO China Region, Singtel Enterprise Business, believed that Singtel is on the way to be the leading green and most sustainable data center service provider with the best inter-connectivity in the SEA region, with foreseeable data center investment in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, adopting the latest innovative products and solutions with partners such as Huawei.
Tim Chan, Managing Director of SGO China Region, Singtel Enterprise Business
Herman Zhu, Senior Strategy Planning Manager of HUAWEI CLOUD, stated that facing the critical situation of digital transformation, HUAWEI CLOUD upholds the principle of everything as a service, creates new value in the industry, helps enterprises complete digital and intelligent transformation, and builds a prosperous ecosystem. With the advanced full-stack technologies, Huawei has developed Kooverse, the industry-leading cloud data center infrastructure, to support the rapid development of Huawei cloud services.
Herman Zhu, Senior Strategy Planning Manager of HUAWEI CLOUD
Chris Wu, Expert Product Manager of Tencent, pointed out that in order to achieve the carbon neutrality plan in Tencent‘s data centers by 2030, Tencent has developed a series of new solutions for data center facility, and several data center campuses are using renewable energy for 100%.
Chris Wu, Expert Product Manager of Tencent
As RED Engineering has designed more than 800 data centers globally, Jeremy Tan, Regional Director of RED Engineering, shared the new requirements, changes, and opportunities of the data center industry based on RED Engineering's valuable experience in building, operating, and maintaining data centers around the world. He added that data center energy consumption is expected to consume up to 2% of the world’s total energy demand nowadays, with the IT industry expected to use up to 20% of the world’s energy by 2025. He summarized recent demand trends in the region, progress made in the data center industry, as well as new technologies in the near future.
Jeremy Tan, Regional Director of RED Engineering
During the Panel Discussion, distinguished guests discussed how to seize opportunities and develop innovative technologies to build green, simple, smart, and reliable data centers and help the industry accelerate the pace of carbon neutrality in the era of AI technologies where computing power is growing by millions of times. The guests are Jan Aarts, Deputy Director of APAC Data Center Facility Partner & Ecosystem Development; Kasem Nincharoen, Executive Director of Acumen Consulting (Thailand); Nic Chong Lin Kong, Managing Director of Greenbay CES (M) Sdn Bhd; Jimmy Yu, Senior Vice President of International Business, GDS; Arthur Angelo Syailendra, CEO of Bersama Digital Data Center; and Steve Kim, President of Huawei Data Center Facility and Critical Power Business APAC.
Panel Discussion: The Future of Green Data Center
Asia Pacific has always been a key engine to drive the wheel of the world's economy for a promising future. Huawei is dedicated to exploring more competitive digital and low-carbon solutions with customers and ecosystem partners, and contributing to the sustainable and green development of the Asia-Pacific digital economy.