Huawei Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021 was held between February 23 to 25 at New International Expo Center (SNIEC) Shanghai, China. During the event, Huawei launched the OneStorage Solution to help telcos build a future-oriented target data storage network that supports diversified service innovation.
The OneStorage solution provides a converged storage resource pool for various services and intelligent data management that is highly automated. It also uses an open architecture to tear down the silos in today’s multi-cloud era, thus helping telcos transform and innovate efficiently.
With the advent of the digital economy, data has become a new production factor. Accelerated digital transformation of telcos leads to data surges. According to estimates, the billing data volume of telcos’ BSS domains will increase by 7.5 times, the operation data volume of their OSS domains will grow by 8 times, the HD video data volume of their To-C services will climb by more than 10 times, and their big data analytics volume will go up by 5 times.
In comparison, their IT investment is estimated to grow only by about 20%. An innovative data storage solution is therefore required to resolve the difference between ever-surging data volumes and comparatively small IT investment.
Dr. Peter Zhou pointed out three data storage challenges facing telco transformation:
- Low resource utilization due to resource silos. Currently, only less than 40% of storage resources are efficiently used in telcos’ data centers. Poor data mobility between storage systems is complicating data value exploitation.
- Inefficient management. Complex O&M operations require a lot of time and manpower and have poor fault tolerance. It often takes hours to locate one fault.
- Complex cloud convergence because of cloud silos. Clouds failing to share resources is making cloud evolution difficult for telcos.
Huawei’s next-generation OneStorage Solution helps telcos tackle the challenges by providing the following capabilities:
One Pool for storage on demand
Different storage arrays, including all-flash, hybrid-flash, high-density, and Blu-ray arrays, are integrated into a unified data storage resource pool. To meet telcos’ requirements for different application scenarios, especially sprouting digital applications, converged storage resource pools precisely match service SLAs with data storage service levels and, on this basis, implement on-demand storage resource provisioning to improve storage resource utilization and reduce CAPEX by more than 30%.
“A reliable infrastructure that fulfills various service SLAs based on Huawei’s unified OceanStor OS and diversified storage hardware,” says Dr. Peter
One Engine for intelligent data management
The storage cost of data differs depending on its storage media. Huawei uses the Data Management Engine (DME) to automatically sense data temperature changes and allow data to move automatically between different media without applications feeling any difference. As a result, telcos achieve optimal cost-efficiency throughout the data lifecycle.
In addition, Huawei DME automates storage management and O&M for all scenarios. What is especially worth mentioning is Huawei DME’s capability in precisely predicting the capacity and performance trends as well as disk faults of storage systems, which turns reactive O&M into proactive O&M. According to estimates, Huawei DME can reduce approximately 70% OPEX for telcos.
One Framework for multi-cloud convergence
Telcos typically have multiple private clouds in their data center, such as those provided by VMware and Kubernetes. They are seeking to use an open architecture to converge clouds with consistent user experience.
Huawei OneStorage Solution (Peter’s words), allows users to invoke diversified service capabilities with one click and consequently enables new applications to roll out quickly and ensures the user experience consistency of cloud services.
To help telcos build a target data storage network based on the OneStorage Solution, Huawei proposes a three-step plan to solve problems of upgrading storage media to flash, unifying software for different hardware, changing the storage network to all-IP, pooling storage resources, and provisioning resources as services:
Step 1: Change the current silo-style construction mode into a pool-style one, and build enterprise storage, block, file, object, and HDFS resource pools to improve resource utilization.
Step 2: Upgrade storage media to flash. All-flash arrays are proved to save about 40% of hardware while accelerating upper-layer services, thus helping telcos save data center room and reduce approximately 42% carbon emission. Replacing the data storage network with an all-IP one makes O&M more efficient. Telcos should also tear down the barriers between different storage protocols and build a data lake to consolidate separate resource pools for block, file, object, and HDFS services. In this way, one piece of metadata can be used by different applications to avoid replicating data across resource pools. Service acceleration and data lake deployment will significantly improve data utilization.
Step 3: To enable rapid service iteration and innovation, telcos can build all-scenario converged storage resource pools that are oriented to cloud, network, edge, and device and support diversified hardware and multi-protocol interworking. Different types of hardware, such as all-flash, hybrid-flash, high-density, and Blu-ray systems, can be integrated into one software architecture to enable all data storage resources to be intelligently provisioned to multi-cloud upper-layer applications according to SLAs.
As underlying storage resources are provided automatically on demand, upper-layer services can be more agile, service TTMs can be shorter, and resource provisioning more accurate. In addition, telcos should provide unified automated O&M capabilities, such as service change, monitoring, and resource optimization, at the upper layer to improve data management efficiency.
This three-step plan enables telcos to evolve toward a future-oriented target storage network smoothly. Huawei is ready to work with anyone to supercharge digital economy development. It is committed to delivering higher efficiency, better performance, and more agile services and will, as always, provide the ultimate simplicity to its customers and partners and leave the complex to itself, making it easier for customers to edge closer towards all-scenario intelligence and multi-cloud convergence.
Huawei 2021 Sustainability Report highlights digital development
Huawei has published the 2021 Sustainability Report that brings out the digital development of the company into the limelight. So far, the company has initiated several technical solutions and programs that can contribute to the digital economy of the world.
Well, the 2021 Sustainability Report of Huawei describes accurately each program and effort. Ahead, it also explains how the company managed to aware the individuals about the positive aspect of technology in various fields. So let’s explore these aspects in more detail.
According to the information, the Sustainability Report is mainly wrapped around four strategies. These are digital inclusion, security and trustworthiness, green environmental protection, and harmonious ecology. Based on these aspects, the report shows the main achievements of the company in the past few years.
Huawei has validated the TECH4ALL program that connected more than 400 schools across the globe. Alternatively, it proved a boon and helped more than 110,000 teachers and students for accessing Internet services. Besides, the TECH4ALL project has played a vital role in the following areas:
- Protected more than 32 areas in 25 countries
- Enhanced biological diversity protection efficiency
- Added Accessibility features that made more than 4.4 million visually impaired users, and 8 million hearing impaired users use Huawei technologies, every month
- Provided connections for 60 million individuals in remote areas in more than 70 countries with the help of the RuralStar series solution
Security and Trustworthiness
Huawei believes that network security and privacy protection are the main priority of the company. Last year, the Chinese tech maker has attained more than 70 network security certifications. Further, it has operated 20,000 data subject requests.
Thereafter, the company also gained 35 AEO certifications in 28 countries and across five continents to build better supply chain security. The company was also the in-charge of emergency response and timely handling of more than 180 crises.
Apart from social and technology values, the company also thinks about the environment. It’s worth mentioning that Huawei increased the use of renewable energy last year, and made it reach up to 300 million kWh. This was an increase of 42.3%.
Comparatively, the P50 series of Huawei has a reduction of 89 percent of plastic content in its packaging. Overall, the proportion of plastic in the manufacturing of the P50 series is less than 1 percent.
Huawei also relies upon integration and comprehensive values. The company also takes care of the people who keep on making efforts for the development of the firm. According to the report, Huawei has 195,000 employees across the world.
In this figure, around 107,000 employees are working in the research and development sector of the company. Moreover, the global employee security investment has reached more than 15 billion yuan [2.2 billion USD]. Aside, the global sales revenue in 2021 was 636.8 billion yuan [approx 100 billion USD] with a net profit increase of 75.9 percent.
To summarize, we can say that Huawei has fruitfully gained a better place in the globe with its ultimate hardware and efforts. And we are eagerly looking for what new steps will the company take in the time ahead.
Huawei and Partners explore digital technologies for innovative education system
Huawei has recently conducted the TECH4ALL Innovative Education Global Online summit. The conduction of this program mainly aims at the exploration of digital technologies that can serve as benefits and can help in the transformation of the education system into a more innovative and inclusive manner.
According to UNESCO, Technology can play a vital role in transforming and giving a new life to the education system. However, the fact lies in the point that the utilization of the tech parts must be in such a way that it can provide public digital learning content, and platforms and can change the old teaching methodologies.
Three ways to transform the Education system
The CMO of Huawei ICT infrastructure -Kevin Zhang describes how technology will give routes for three creations that can contribute well to the education system. She said the following words regarding the three key factors:
“Technology truly has the power to transform education for everyone. We are doing this in three ways: connecting schools, promoting digital skills, and supporting STEAM curriculum.”
So far, Huawei has put forth several efforts for an innovative education system. The company has developed and supported numerous Technology-enabled Open Schools for All (TeOSS). This is a three-year project that is approached as a benefit for the students as well as teachers in the African nations.
Thereafter, Huawei learned that connecting schools, boosting digital literacy, and providing educational institutes with digital devices could work as a key priority in bringing the transformation. As a result, the Chinese tech giant started initiating this phase.
Consequently, the company made the successful completion of the DigiSchool project in Kenya. Huawei has connected more than 13 schools at a time, benefitting 6000 students. On the other hand, the company assured that no child should leave behind in this project.
Expanding its roots to more regions, Huawei further brought the DigiTruck project to France. Ultimately, this initiative helped in addressing the literacy issue. Aside, it provided free training in digital skills, targeted unemployed people, and continued theme skills development.
To bring a good education system in the time ahead, Huawei and other partners are constantly making efforts. Moreover, they are exploring new technologies that can help in this matter in a positive way.
Huawei Hyperfusion business revenue exceeds 1.1 billion USD in H1 2022
The Hyperfusion business of Huawei is back on trend and has scored a good amount in its revenue. As per the latest information, the business server has quickly recovered from its traditional status and has exceeded revenue of 8 billion yuan [1.17 billion USD] in the first half of the year 2022.
You might be wondering where this new term ‘Hyperfusion’ has appeared. Well, Hyperfusion business server is the subsidiary institute of Huawei. The Chinese manufacturer has completely adopted the cooperation in September 2021.
Thereafter, in November 2021, the firm turned around from Huawei to handle things independently. Alternatively, it integrates and works on several technological concepts. For instance, industrial engineering design services, Internet of things technology research and development, and more.
According to the latest information, the business operators jointly held the first hyperfusion partner conference in Zhengzhou, today. Various companies such as Advanced Digital Communications, Beiming Software, Zhouyou Yunzhi, and Guangzhou Yaoheng have attended this event.
The officials of Huawei Hyperfusion business have organized the event for celebrating the success of the excellent revenue. Appreciating the deeds, the operators said that Hyperfusion has committed to becoming the world’s leading provider of computing services.
Hyperfusion recovered rapidly in the first half of 2022
Consequently, the Chairman and CEO of Hyperfusion – Liu Hongyun has expressed his satisfaction with the recovery of the business. Liu said the business has recovered quite rapidly in the first half of this year. It was capable of making more than 10 billion yuan [1.47 billion USD] orders and revenue of 8 billion yuan [1.17 billion USD].
Together, these efforts brought the company to the third rank in China, in terms of market share. Additionally, it has also gained more than 2000 superfusion employees and 5000 partners.
Liu believes that by relying upon the ecological concept of win-win cooperation, the Hyperfusion business will be able to create a great value creation platform.