Apr 14, 2021
[Tokyo Janpan, April 14, 2021] Huawei SmartLi Uninterruptible Power System (UPS) won the "Special Prize" in the Cloud Computing Best of Show Award category on April 14 at Interop Tokyo 2021. SmartLi UPS is a digital power star product, with ultra-high reliability, ultra-high power density, ultra-high efficiency, and super intelligence.
Huawei SmartLi UPS Won "Special Prize"
Interop judges were particularly impressed with the innovations that Huawei has made in its UPS solution, demonstrating Huawei's efforts and achievements in terms of data center power supply and distribution system development.
"Huawei has made significant digital innovations in power supplies and distribution systems of data centers. Its SmartLi UPS uses full-link visualized management and intelligent predictive maintenance to ensure data center reliability remains high, while the innovative topology and excellent heat dissipation design maximize power density and efficiency. Additionally, SmartLi takes advantage of active current equalization technology that enables the hybrid use of old and new batteries. With such innovative strength, we are looking forward to experiencing the new products and solutions that Huawei offers in the future."
Huawei at Interop Tokyo 2021
Feature 1: Ultra-high Reliability
Huawei SmartLi UPS uses Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, which are more stable than the lead-acid batteries traditionally used in a UPS and eliminate the need for routine inspection. In the event of thermal runaway, the UPS generates no oxygen, mitigating the risk of fire. Additionally, by integrating advanced digital technologies — parameters such as voltage, current, switch status, and temperature — key nodes can be monitored in real time and abnormal status can be displayed, making fault location far easier. The application of the three-layer Battery Management System (BMS) also implements refined management to ensure lithium battery reliability.
Feature 2: Ultra-high Power Density
Compared with traditional lead-acid battery UPS solutions, Huawei SmartLi UPS slashes the physical footprint by more than 60%. It can also function for 10 years without the need for replacement, greatly reducing Operations Expenditure (OPEX) for the entire data center.
Feature 3: Ultra-high Efficiency
Huawei's modular UPS reaches 97% efficiency in rectifier-inverter mode, as the modules use hibernation technology to achieve light-load efficiency. The newly launched intelligent online mode boasts even higher efficiency — 99% — achieving full-load efficiency and ensuring an uninterrupted, high-quality power supply.
Feature 4: Super Intelligence
Huawei SmartLi UPS adopts intelligent technology to predict the capacitor lifespan, fan lifespan, temperature of key nodes, battery capacity, and more. It transforms maintenance from passive to predictive. Working together with Huawei's modular UPS, the SmartLi UPS supports flexible capacity expansion, reducing the investment risk and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Looking ahead, Huawei will continue to innovate its technology, helping customers build simple, green, smart, and reliable next-generation data centers.