Huawei takes aim at cloud market with giant 5.2 million sqft data centre

Company claims the site’s green design cuts on enough carbon equivalent to planting 35,670,000 trees each year.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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September 29, 2021 | 11:44 AM BST

Huawei’s cloud business arm Huawei Cloud has brought online its largest data centre to date to power its global operations.

The Gui’an Huawei Cloud Data Center, in Gui’an New District, Guizhou Province, has an operational capacity of over 1 million servers with a total land area of 101.4 hectares.

The phase 1 of construction covers approximately 480,000 sqm or 5.16 million sq ft and is divided into three subareas. All 51 buildings in phase 1 have been completed, with nine being used as the data centre facility and the rest as auxiliary facilities.

The facility has a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.12, with Huawei claiming that during full-load operations, the data centre can save 1.10 billion kWh of electric power and reduce 810,000 tons of carbon emissions each year, which is equivalent to planting 35,670,000 trees each year.

The Gui’an Huawei Cloud Data Center will also serve as Huawei’s global IT engineer base and employee training station, with approximately 600 to 800 IT engineers providing support and services. On average, 10,000 people will join the campus each year for comprehensive practical training and internships.

To date, huawei cloud has deployed five major data centres in China. The Gui’an data centre and Ulanqab data centre are deployed in the south and north of China, respectively, with the others deployed in the Jingjinji Metropolitan Region, the Yangtze Delta, and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay area.

Huawei Cloud has rolled out over 220 cloud services and over 210 solutions, attracted over 20,000 partners and over 1.8 million developers, launched over 4500 applications in the Marketplace, and obtained over 90 global security compliance certifications.

It has also launched cloud data centres in Singapore, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, working with partners to provide services in 45 availability zones across 23 regions worldwide.


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