Thursday, October 19, 2017


Huawei, Global Switch forge partnership to build modular data centres



Project to address data centre design, operation and maintenance and the utilisation of technical space in the data centre.

Chinese giant Huawei and data centre services provider Global Switch have joint forces to build modular data centres that support smart operation and maintenance (O&M).

The project aims to address operating costs reducing these and augmenting the ROI whilst also improving data centre efficiency.

Huawei has been tasked with providing its data centre solutions, including iPower, iCooling, and iManager used in its own modular data centre solutions.

The two companies said the partnership establishes an understanding between both Huawei and Global Switch to allow them to explore ways to mutually benefit from and develop each other’s businesses in respect of data centre design, operation and maintenance and the utilisation of technical space in the data centre.

Diana Yuan, President of Marketing and Solution Sales Department, Enterprise Business Group from Huawei, said: “The new technologies of cloud computing, big data and so on, put forward new challenges on data centre operators’ business models and operating efficiency.

“However, it is also a great opportunity for new development. Huawei’s advanced technologies of network connection, energy efficiency optimisation, and smart management should prove beneficial in supporting Global Switch in the future.”

John Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer of Global Switch, said: “Global Switch data centres serve customers of diverse scales across many countries and provide them with reliable, secure, and resilient IT infrastructure.

“O&M cost and efficiency are of great importance to large-scale network dense data centres. We look forward to collaborating with Huawei to improve data centre O&M experience and efficiency.”