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Finance industry trends

The finance industry is quickly transforming, powered by the rapid development of cloud computing, big data, Internet of Things (IoT), and AI. FinTech is reshaping all service processes, bringing users an all-new service experience.

Data centers are playing an increasingly important role as the foundation for the industry’s digital transformation. They serve as:

A highly available and secure production center that ensures service continuity

A sustainable development center that meets energy efficiency requirements

A value creation center that has shifted from O&M to operations

An innovation center that uses new ICTs for intelligent management

Application Scenarios

Headquarters Data Center

Headquarters data centers carry the core banking services.

Regional/Campus Data Center

Regional/Campus data centers are the information hubs for regional banking services.

Branch Data Center

Smart banking facilities are becoming customer service experience centers.

Challenges

Security and reliability

Data center facilities are critical to data security, and service continuity is a top priority for finance.

Complex construction and O&M

Services are centralized and the amount of data is growing exponentially. Financial data centers are now larger and use more complex devices, making O&M management difficult.

Carbon neutrality

Government policies promote green data center development, which will be key for green finance.

Lack of flexibility

Large data centers are planned and built in one go. As such, they cannot support flexible deployment. Neither can they evolve along with the next generations of IT devices.

Design Principle

  • Green: Uses more green energy sources.
  • Efficient: Consumes less electricity, water, and other resources.
  • Recyclable: Uses technologies for waste heat and material recovery.
Sustainable
Simplified
  • Architecture: Uses innovative designs for buildings and equipment rooms.
  • Proactive security: Prevents faults and closes them quickly.
  • Cooling: Shortens links while boosting efficiency.
  • Automated O&M: Goes digital and intelligent.
  • Automatic energy efficiency optimization: Enables smart cooling.
  • Autonomous operations: Maximizes resource value.
Autonomous
Reliable
  • Proactive security: Prevents faults and closes them quickly.
  • Secure architecture: Safeguards everything from components to data centers.

Solutions & Benefits

  • Efficient

    The UPS5000H delivers up to 99% efficiency in S-ECO mode and features 0 ms transfer.

    Indirect evaporative cooling capitalizes on natural cooling sources.

  • Simple

    The integrated system design simplifies procurement and speeds up delivery.

    High-density deployment reduces the footprint.

  • Smart

    Full-link visualization: Real-time monitoring simplifies O&M management.

    Intelligent optimization: iCooling reduces PUE by 8%–15%.

  • Reliable

    AI enables proactive and predictive maintenance.

    Components, devices, and systems adopt modular and redundancy designs.

Challenges

Security and reliability

Data center facilities are critical to data security, and service continuity is a top priority for finance.

Carbon neutrality

Government policies promote green data center development, which will be key for green finance.

O&M staff shortage

There are not enough O&M professionals for data center facilities. Talent acquisition is difficult at some branches, making data center O&M difficult.

Design Principle

  • Green: Uses more green energy sources.
  • Efficient: Consumes less electricity, water, and other resources.
  • Recyclable: Recovers out-of-service materials.
Sustainable
Simplified
  • Simplified architecture: Uses innovative designs for buildings and equipment rooms.
  • Automated O&M: Goes digital and intelligent.
  • Automatic energy efficiency optimization: Enables smart cooling.
  • Autonomous operations: Maximizes resource value.
Autonomous
Reliable
  • Proactive security: Prevents faults and closes them quickly.
  • Secure architecture: Safeguards everything from components to data centers.

Solutions & Benefits

  • Efficient

    In-row free cooling improves cooling capacity per rack; air-cooled smart module is certified for PUE (annual average PUE in Beijing: 1.111).

  • Simple

    The modular architecture facilitates on-demand deployment and flexible capacity expansion.

  • Smart

    AI-based intelligent O&M delivers 35% higher efficiency.

  • Reliable

    AI enables proactive and predictive maintenance.

    Components, devices, and systems adopt modular and redundancy designs.

Challenges

O&M staff shortage

Bank branches often lack dedicated IT technicians, so it is difficult to build and maintain equipment rooms.

Limited space and high OPEX

Bank branches in central business districts tend to pay high rents, with limited space available for IT rooms.

Intelligence

AI, IoT, and big data technologies can increase the intelligence level of branch data centers, boosting O&M efficiency and bringing other benefits.

Design Principle

  • Efficient: Consumes less electricity, water, and other resources.
Sustainable
Simplified
  • Simplified architecture: Uses innovative designs for buildings and equipment rooms.
  • Automated O&M: Goes digital and intelligent.
Autonomous
Reliable
  • Secure architecture: Safeguards everything from components to data centers.

Solutions & Benefits

  • Simple

    One-stop delivery results in 80% faster delivery. It also facilitates unattended operations and centralized O&M.

  • Green

    The modular aisle containment design reduces power consumption by more than 30%.

Securities Headquarters

Data centers carry a massive amount of data and ever-expanding online service systems.

Securities Branch

Data centers provide network access and a few localized services, such as video surveillance and queuing systems.

Challenges

Security and reliability

Securities transactions require real-time performance and high reliability. Secure and reliable data center facilities are therefore fundamental.

Complex construction and O&M

Services are centralized and the amount of data is growing exponentially. Data centers are now larger and use more complex devices, making O&M management difficult.

Carbon neutrality

Government policies promote green data center development. The data centers of securities companies need to reduce carbon emissions and save energy.

Lack of flexibility

Large data centers are planned and built in one go. As such, they cannot support flexible deployment. Neither can they evolve along with the next generations of IT devices.

Design Principle

  • Green: Uses more green energy sources.
  • Efficient: Consumes less electricity, water, and other resources.
  • Recyclable: Uses technologies for waste heat and material recovery.
Sustainable
Simplified
  • Architecture: Uses innovative designs for buildings and equipment rooms.
  • Power supply: Redefines components and links.
  • Cooling: Shortens links while boosting efficiency.
  • Automated O&M: Goes digital and intelligent.
  • Automatic energy efficiency optimization: Enables smart cooling.
  • Autonomous operations: Maximizes resource value.
Autonomous
Reliable
  • Proactive security: Prevents faults and closes them quickly.
  • Secure architecture: Safeguards everything from components to data centers.

Solutions & Benefits

  • Efficient

    The UPS5000H delivers up to 99% efficiency in S-ECO mode and features 0 ms transfer.

    Indirect evaporative cooling capitalizes on natural cooling sources.

  • Simple

    The integrated system design simplifies procurement and speeds up delivery.

    High-density deployment reduces the footprint.

  • Smart

    Full-link visualization: Real-time monitoring simplifies O&M management.

    Intelligent optimization: iCooling reduces PUE by 8%–15%.

  • Reliable

    AI enables proactive and predictive maintenance.

    Components, devices, and systems adopt modular and redundancy designs.

Challenges

O&M staff shortage

Branches often lack dedicated IT technicians, so it is difficult to build and maintain equipment rooms.

Limited space and high OPEX

Branches in central business districts tend to pay high rents, with limited space available for IT rooms.

Intelligence

AI, IoT, and big data technologies can increase the intelligence level of branch data centers, boosting O&M efficiency and bringing other benefits.

Design Principle

  • Efficient: Consumes less electricity, water, and other resources.
Sustainable
Simplified
  • Simplified architecture: Uses innovative designs for buildings and equipment rooms.
  • Automated O&M: Goes digital and intelligent.
Autonomous
Reliable
  • Secure architecture: Safeguards everything from components to data centers.

Solutions & Benefits

  • Simple

    One-stop delivery results in 80% faster delivery. It also facilitates unattended operations and centralized O&M.

  • Green

    The modular aisle containment design reduces power consumption by more than 30%.

Insurance Headquarters

Big data and AI play an increasingly important role in analyzing a massive amount of insurance data.

Insurance Branch

Data centers provide network access and a few localized services, such as video surveillance and queuing systems.

Challenges

Security and reliability

Data center facilities are critical to data security, and service continuity is a top priority for finance.

Complex construction and O&M

Services are centralized and the amount of data is growing exponentially. Data centers are now larger and use more complex devices, making O&M management difficult.

Carbon neutrality

Government policies promote green data center development. The data centers of insurance companies need to reduce carbon emissions and save energy.

Lack of flexibility

Large data centers are planned and built in one go. As such, they cannot support flexible deployment. Neither can they evolve along with the next generations of IT devices.

Design Principle

  • Green: Uses more green energy sources.
  • Efficient: Consumes less electricity, water, and other resources.
  • Recyclable: Uses technologies for waste heat and material recovery.
Sustainable
Simplified
  • Architecture: Uses innovative designs for buildings and equipment rooms.
  • Power supply: Redefines components and links.
  • Cooling: Shortens links while boosting efficiency.
  • Automated O&M: Goes digital and intelligent.
  • Automatic energy efficiency optimization: Enables smart cooling.
  • Autonomous operations: Maximizes resource value.
Autonomous
Reliable
  • Proactive security: Prevents faults and closes them quickly.
  • Secure architecture: Safeguards everything from components to data centers.

Solutions & Benefits

  • Efficient

    The UPS5000H delivers up to 99% efficiency in S-ECO mode and features 0 ms transfer.

    Indirect evaporative cooling capitalizes on natural cooling sources.

  • Simple

    The integrated system design simplifies procurement and speeds up delivery.

    High-density deployment reduces the footprint.

  • Smart

    Full-link visualization: Real-time monitoring simplifies O&M management.

    Intelligent optimization: iCooling reduces PUE by 8%–15%.

  • Reliable

    AI enables proactive and predictive maintenance.

    Components, devices, and systems adopt modular and redundancy designs.

Challenges

O&M staff shortage

Branches often lack dedicated IT technicians, so it is difficult to build and maintain equipment rooms.

Limited space and high OPEX

Branches in central business districts tend to pay high rents, with limited space available for IT rooms.

Intelligence

AI, IoT, and big data technologies can increase the intelligence level of branch data centers, boosting O&M efficiency and bringing other benefits.

Design Principle

  • Efficient: Consumes less electricity, water, and other resources.
Sustainable
Simplified
  • Simplified architecture: Uses innovative designs for buildings and equipment rooms.
  • Automated O&M: Goes digital and intelligent.
Autonomous
Reliable
  • Secure architecture: Safeguards everything from components to data centers.

Solutions & Benefits

  • Simple

    One-stop delivery results in 80% faster delivery. It also facilitates unattended operations and centralized O&M.

  • Green

    The modular aisle containment design reduces power consumption by more than 30%.

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