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Press Release -- April 8th, 2015
Source: Huawei
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Huawei proposed DC 3.0 architecture of future data center to meet the requirement of real-time data processing in big data era

[Shenzhen, China, April 8, 2015] Huawei announced that its Data Center 3.0 (DC 3.0) architecture, based on resource pooling, software-defined and all-optical interconnecting technologies, will be able to significantly improve the real-time data processing ability of data centers in the future. By using flexible real-time software and hardware resource allocation, there is a significant improvement in the ability of data centers to process data. In addition, the DC 3.0 architecture has a flat configuration and the capability to expand flexibly, providing customers with a leading, cost-effective data center solution.

Over the next 10 years, Huawei expects that average personal data consumption will reach PetaByte levels, 1,000 times larger than Terabytes, the current data consumption level. The increase of data consumption will result in conventional data centers facing challenges such as real-time data processing, on demand resource allocation and massive systems energy efficiency.

Huawei has created the DC 3.0 architecture in order to meet the needs of future data centers. The key innovations are pooling computing and storage resource via disaggregation. Parallel computing can improve the processing ability of large scale data centers. The silicon photonic interconnections with fine granularity resource management enable the architecture to meet the high bandwidth and low latency requirements of data transmission. Also the processors can achieve the best type tasks assigned by the heterogeneous processor architecture.

DC 3.0 turns to data-centric architecture from conventional computing-centric mode. In this architecture, the missions can be allocated to the processing units closing to data flexibly. Combining with the key technology innovations in software and hardware disaggregation, chip level silicon photonic interconnection, heterogeneous computing and parallel programming frame, DC 3.0 has a better resource utilization, higher computing ability and lower energy consumption.

The project leader of DC 3.0 said: “Huawei is dedicated to researching and developing innovative technologies for the next generation of data centers. Our aim is to help our customers realize the value in cloud computing and big data processing, contributing to a better connected world”.

The Huawei Shannon Lab focuses on developing future IT key technologies and works with various industries and universities’ partners to develop the technologies and standards required for constructing an open win-win ecosystem.

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