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Huawei to embrace Open Rack standard in its new public cloud datacenters

Open Rack standard

Huawei Technologies is adopting the Open Rack initiative in its new public cloud datacenters around the world. The company aims to optimize the environmental sustainability of its datacenter racks.

Proposed by Open Compute Project (OCP), the Open Rack is an initiative designed to redefine the datacenter rack. It integrates the rack into the datacenter infrastructure and handles the interdependency of all the things in a datacenter, including power grids and gates in the chips on each motherboard.

Adoption of Open Rack will help Huawei to optimize the energy used by servers, drive operational efficiency, and reduce the time required to install and maintain racks.

“Huawei’s strategic investment and commitment to OCP is a win-win,” said Mr. Kenneth Zhang, General Manager of FusionServer, Huawei Intelligent Computing Business Department.

“Combining Huawei’s extensive experience in Telco and Cloud deployments together with the knowledge of the vast OCP community will help Huawei to provide cutting edge, flexible and open solutions to its global customers. In turn, Huawei can leverage its market leadership and global datacenter infrastructure to help introduce OCP to new geographies and new market segments worldwide.”

Huawei is already a Platinum member of OCP. The company is investing and showing its commitment to OCP and the open source community with the new move.

Additionally, Huawei Technologies has also announced that it will expand its work with the OCP Community. The company will put its efforts on extending the design of Open Rack standard and further enhance time-to-market and reduce TCO.

“Huawei’s engineering and business leaders recognized the efficiency and flexibility that Open Rack offers, and the support that is available from a global supplier base. Providing cloud services to a global customer base creates certain challenges. The flexibility of the Open Rack specification and the ability to adapt for liquid cooling allows Huawei to service new geographies. Huawei’s decision to choose Open Rack is a great endorsement!” stated Bill Carter, Chief Technology Officer for the Open Compute Project Foundation.

Also read: The state of global environmental sustainability in data center design

Apart from Huawei, the other hyperscale internet service providers who have adopted the Open Rack include Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.

Recently, Huawei also collaborated with Intel and other industry leaders to form a new consortium for Compute Express Link (CXL) technology and accelerate datacenter performance.

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