The hottest Huawei modular data center enables Ten

2022-08-12
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Huawei modular data center: let Tencent's new business deploy ultra fast

Tencent Holdings Co., Ltd. (Tencent), founded in November 1998, is currently one of China's largest integrated Internet service providers and one of the Internet companies with the largest number of service users in China. In addition, it is also the largest Internet company in Asia and the third largest in the world, second only to Google and Amazon. Since its establishment for more than 10 years, Tencent has been adhering to all the business philosophy based on user value, and has always been in a steady and rapid development state. As of 2012, its registered users have exceeded 1billion, and its active users have exceeded 700million

the rapid development of business requires data centers to keep pace with the times.

Tencent has a large number of Internet businesses such as, mobile games, and so on. Business growth often shows a sudden and short-term blowout

for example, since the launch of Tencent mobile game platform on August 2, 2013, the cumulative registered users of the first five products have been close to 700million. Among them, the first game is eliminated every day. It has been online for only 5 hours, and the download volume has rushed to the first place in the Appstore free list; Then every day for 5 hours, the download volume exceeded the elimination of love every day; After its launch, Tiantian KUPAO also achieved the first place in the free download list and the best-selling list

the rapid growth of Internet business has brought great bearing pressure to Tencent data center, and this surge of business growth also determines that the infrastructure supporting Tencent's business development must be able to go online quickly within 2-3 months to ensure the good use experience of end users

the construction and operation and maintenance of traditional data centers face bottlenecks

while the average construction cycle of traditional data centers requires 600 days, and the subsystems need to be cross constructed. The engineering construction is complex and lasting, and the delivery cycle is often delayed; At the same time, each data center adopts professional and unique design, and this customized construction method cannot be copied. On the other hand, the construction of traditional data centers requires a one-time comprehensive investment. The initial investment (capex) is huge, which far exceeds the business demand. In addition, the energy efficiency of the computer room is low, pue is up to more than 2.0, local hot issues in the computer room are serious, and the operating cost (OPEX) remains high, which is difficult to match the rapid growth of business in the era of large data. For example, in order to match the huge user base, Tencent's it operation and maintenance costs reached 2 billion yuan in the first half of 2013 alone, ranking in the top 3 of Tencent's main expenses. Therefore, reducing operation and maintenance costs has become another core appeal of Tencent

Huawei MDC matches Tencent's business needs

in order to match the surge growth of Tencent's data business, Huawei provides customized solutions according to the concept of modular data center (MDC)

in order to meet Tencent's demand for decoupling the infrastructure of the data center, after the main body of the Tencent data center building and the infrastructure and hydropower facilities are completed at one time, Huawei uses the core components such as air conditioning, power supply and distribution modules, which are quickly customized for Tencent, to build micro modules. 20 modules take only 13 weeks from order to delivery, which fully meets the needs of Tencent's data center business to go online quickly. At the same time, the building has reserved power supply and refrigeration interfaces. ABS is a resin with good comprehensive performance. The new data center module can be quickly put into use only by connecting water and electricity; All components of the modular data center are also standardized products, and interfaces are reserved, which can realize rapid production, delivery and on-site rapid assembly, ensuring that the data center can expand flexibly and quickly as needed in the future. If you print out a cup deployment with PLA

Huawei's standardized it equipment module R18 (18 cabinets/120kw/standby power for 30 minutes), R12 (12 cabinets/80kw/standby power for 30 minutes) and R10 network module (10 cabinets/80kw/standby power for 30 minutes) with dual power supply and high-voltage DC can well match the infrastructure requirements of Tencent's business expansion unit

the design of Huawei cabinet base fixing scheme that matches the rapid launch of the whole cabinet server fully ensures that the industry's first 2U multi node whole cabinet server X6000 customized by Huawei for Tencent can be directly pushed into the module at one time to complete the installation quickly

the sealed channel design can isolate the cold and hot air flow, and the row level air conditioner can be cooled nearby, and the nearby heat transfer can eliminate local hot spots. These designs greatly improve the refrigeration efficiency. After field testing, pue is as low as 1.5, OPEX is reduced by 10%, and the operation and maintenance cost is effectively reduced

the MDC with short construction cycle and fast business launch undoubtedly brings great benefits to Tencent. First of all, compared with traditional data centers, the construction cycle of factory prefabricated MDC modules only takes 60 days, which is far lower than the construction cycle of traditional data centers of about 600 days; Secondly, with the customized cabinet base, the deployment time of the full cabinet server is only 10 minutes, which is much shorter than the 5-hour deployment time under the traditional mode; Finally, compared with traditional solutions, OPEX decreased by 10%, while capex decreased by 6%

rapid construction is the way to the future of data center

the rapid development of big data era, the surge of data business, so that the support number and thus control the tension of hydraulic cylinder output become minute by minute according to the rapid development of infrastructure construction speed. The modular data center adopts a modular architecture, and each module is prefabricated by the factory. Module production can be carried out in parallel with civil engineering. Rapid deployment can be achieved on site, and the construction of the whole data center can be completed in 1~3 months. At the same time, each module adopts standardized interfaces, which is easy to copy and mass produce. Therefore, customers can realize the flexible expansion of the data center according to business needs. Through one-time planning and phased deployment, excessive investment can be avoided, so as to reduce capex, which is the main direction of the development of the data center industry in the future

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