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Huawei Launches Next Generation Data Center Architecture for the Cloud Era

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today officially launched Distributed Cloud Data Center (DC2, "DC squared"), its next generation data center architecture which is designed to address data centers' needs in the cloud era. Today's launch marks Huawei as the first company in the industry to introduce the technical architecture of DC2.

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With the development of enterprises and operators, earlier data center architectures, which are dispersed and independent, can no longer support changing service applications. Leveraging its in-depth understanding of customers, Huawei introduced the innovative DC2 architecture, which successfully consolidates multiple dispersed, layered, and heterogeneous data centers into a new distributed cloud data center, thereby helping customers improve resource utilization, enhance management efficiency and protect investment.

Christian Perry, Senior Analyst of the analyst firm Technology Business Research (TBR), said: "Huawei's continued innovation in data center was reflected in TBR's 2012 Q3 Data Center Benchmark, in which Huawei earned highest data center score, based on its financial, go-to-market, and resource management strategies. The company's strategy of seamlessly molding cloud around modern data center infrastructure with its DC2 initiative reflects trends we're increasingly seeing in the market and meets customer requirements for more flexibility and better management."

"As part of Huawei's efforts to address the challenges that face data centers brought by cloud computing, the new DC2 architecture is able to lower the TCO, increase IT flexibility and boost management efficiency of data centers by optimizing resource scheduling and utilization, effectively supporting customers' business," said Chen Shijun, General Manager of Huawei IT Data Center Solutions.

There are two key technologies in DC2. Huawei FusionSphere enabled by OpenStack ensures the architecture is open. It supports plug-and-play of IT devices with heterogeneous interfaces and multiple virtual products. Huawei ManageOne conducts unified management of dispersed and layered data centers, even including the remote branch.

Huawei has been an active innovator in the data center field for more than a decade. By Q4 2012, Huawei helped global customers build more than 260 data centers, 35 of which are cloud data centers, including State Information Center of China, Digital Hospital of Ghana government and China Mobile International Information Port, which occupies more than 300,000 square meters and is one of the world's largest data centers.

For more information of DC2, please visit: http://enterprise.huawei.com/en/solutions/IT-solutions/cloud-data-centers/theme/hw-204610.htm

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