During the Huawei Asia Pacific Partner Conference 2023 held in Shenzhen, the Green Data Center Summit focused on the theme of “Smart DC, Building the Green Future.” The event brought together industry leaders, technical experts, and ecosystem partners to discuss the latest trends and innovations in green data centers in the Asia-Pacific region. Huawei officially launched two solutions, PowerPOD 3.0 and Fan Wall Chilled Water Cooling Solution, aimed at leading the industry’s green and sustainable development.
Sun Xiaofeng, President of Huawei Data Center Facility and Critical Power Business, emphasized in his opening speech that the Asia-Pacific region has significant potential for building green data centers and is a key player in the global digital economy. Huawei is committed to innovating digital technologies and investing in green, efficient, and reliable data centers to support digital transformation in the Asia-Pacific. They seek to collaborate with governments, customers, and ecosystem partners to create a prosperous and sustainable region.
Li Huiyong, Vice President of Huawei Data Center Facility Domain, highlighted the increasing demand for data center facilities in the era of AI and massive data. Huawei’s approach focuses on building green, simple, smart, and reliable (GSSR) data centers. They introduced the PowerPOD 3.0 solution for efficient power supply and distribution, as well as the Fan Wall Chilled Water Cooling Solution to reduce energy consumption in large data centers.
The PowerPOD 3.0 solution aims to optimize power supply and distribution systems by reducing cabinet quantities, improving full-link efficiency, and implementing intelligent O&M and AI-based inspection for proactive maintenance. The Fan Wall Chilled Water Cooling Solution innovates the architecture and technologies to achieve lower energy consumption by supporting higher water inlet temperatures and providing fault self-diagnosis functions for quick fault analysis and reduced O&M time.
The Summit also featured guest speakers who shared their insights on industry trends and practices. They discussed topics such as energy transition, sustainability, liquid cooling, AI, digital twins, and the importance of renewable energy in achieving carbon neutrality. Representatives from EP Korea, GDS, Singtel Enterprise Business, HUAWEI CLOUD, Tencent, RED Engineering, and other organizations discussed their strategies, partnerships, and contributions to the green and sustainable development of the data center industry in the Asia-Pacific region.
Prof. Lee Poh Seng from the Energy Studies Institute at the National University of Singapore discussed the emerging trends and technologies that are driving the transformation of data centers. He emphasized the importance of sustainability, liquid cooling, AI, and digital twins in improving efficiency, reducing environmental impact, and promoting greener and more sustainable data centers.
Park Sung Hee, the CTO of EP Korea, mentioned the rapid growth of the data center industry in South Korea. More than 30 large data centers are expected to be established in the next five years, and EP Korea plans to collaborate with Huawei to achieve win-win cooperation in the South Korean market.
Jimmy Yu, Senior Vice President of International Business at GDS, highlighted the significance of renewable energy in achieving carbon neutrality for hyper-scale data centers by 2030.
Tim Chan, Managing Director of SGO China Region at Singtel Enterprise Business, expressed Singtel’s commitment to becoming the leading green and sustainable data center service provider in the Southeast Asia region. Singtel plans to invest in data centers across Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, adopting innovative products and solutions in partnership with companies like Huawei.
Herman Zhu, Senior Strategy Planning Manager of HUAWEI CLOUD, discussed Huawei’s approach to digital transformation and creating value in the industry by helping enterprises achieve digital and intelligent transformation. Huawei has developed Kooverse, an industry-leading cloud data center infrastructure, to support the rapid development of its cloud services.
Chris Wu, an Expert Product Manager at Tencent, shared Tencent’s plan to achieve carbon neutrality in their data centers by 2030. Tencent has developed new solutions for data center facilities and is already utilizing renewable energy in several of its data center campuses.
Jeremy Tan, Regional Director of RED Engineering, drew upon his extensive experience in designing and maintaining data centers worldwide. He highlighted the increasing energy consumption of data centers, which is expected to reach 2% of the world’s total energy demand. He also discussed the progress made in the data center industry and upcoming technologies.
In the panel discussion, distinguished guests explored opportunities and innovative technologies to build green, simple, smart, and reliable data centers. They emphasized the need to accelerate carbon neutrality efforts in the era of AI technologies and growing computing power. The discussion involved topics such as innovative data center technologies, demand trends, and the future of the industry.
Huawei aims to collaborate with customers and ecosystem partners to develop competitive digital and low-carbon solutions, contributing to the sustainable and green development of the Asia-Pacific digital economy.