The FINANCIAL — Huawei released new servers based on Intel Rack Scale Design (Intel® RSD) architecture at HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 . The introduction of the Huawei FusionServer E9000 Converged Architecture Blade Server and FusionServer X6800 High-Density Server highlights how Huawei’s is striving to forge a new hyper-scale data center ecosystem.
In the face of ever-growing data processing requirements, existing data center infrastructures struggle to deliver on flexibility and total cost of ownership (TCO) expectations. Huawei believes that a pooled, agile, and software-defined infrastructure will drive the improvement of future data centers. Intel’s RSD architecture disaggregates servers into pools of compute, storage, PCIe, and memory that can be allocated as necessary to meet the needs of applications at a rack level. Based on the open industry standard Redfish, the RSD architecture revolutionizes efficiency and flexibility of data center resources, and ushers in a new era for hyper-scale data center deployment. This product introduction will be an extended solution offering in the existing Huawei E9000 and X6800 product portfolio family, according to Huawei.
“Huawei values our close collaboration with Intel and we have cooperated in various areas of innovation,” said Mr. Qiu Long, President of the Huawei Server Product Line. “This release makes the Huawei FusionServer’s E9000 and X6800 early movers to join the Intel® RSD server ecosystem. This not only extends the strength of Huawei in the server space, but also brings Huawei’s customers one step closer to a future of a fully software-defined infrastructure. Backed by Huawei’s innovations over the years, Huawei servers will continue to deliver superior performance and reliability to customers, empowering our customers with better confidence to compete in the future.”
Sandra Rivera, Vice President and General Manager of Intel Network Platforms Group said, “The launch of the Huawei RSD platform is indicative of the value in more agile and flexible solutions for hyper-scale data centers, supported by Intel architecture and technologies. This type of collaborative solution within the industry will accelerate data center innovation.”
A believer in the philosophy that ‘Innovation Makes Computing Simple’, Huawei has invested substantially in R&D and has developed a variety of products that encompass scale-up, scale-out, converged architecture and I/O acceleration. Leveraging a 100% modular design, the Huawei FusionServer E9000 and X6800 offer compute and storage resources in one box, helping customers boost operational efficiency and data processing capabilities.
In 2016, Huawei has been promoted to a Challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Modular Servers. According to Gartner’s statistics, as of Q1 2016, Huawei server shipments have globally ranked in the top 4 for 11 consecutive quarters. Huawei servers serve over 5,000 customer locations across industries including government, the public sector, telecom, energy, finance, transportation, healthcare, education, media, entertainment, and manufacturing.
HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 was held at the Shanghai Expo Center, Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Cultural Center, and the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Hall from August 31 to September 2. More than 20,000 industry elites met and discussed approaches for building a fully connected world and accelerating digital transformation for industries.