At CeBIT 2017, Global Switch and Huawei have announced a partnership for improving efficiency in colocation data center operations and maintenance (O&M) while reducing operating expense. As a major data center facility solution provider, Huawei expects to help Global Switch develop new solutions in building data centers that support smart O&M.
Huawei leverages “innovative” technologies such as iPower, iCooling, and iManager in its modular data center solutions to build digital, networked, and smart data centers.
“The new technologies of cloud computing, big data et cetera put forward new challenges on data center operators’ business model and operating efficiency,” said Diana Yuan, President of Marketing and Solution Sales Department, Enterprise business Group, Huawei. “However, it is also a great opportunity for new development. Huawei’s advanced technologies of network connection, energy efficiency optimization, and smart management should prove beneficial in supporting Global Switch in the future.”
Global Switch delivers its network dense, carrier and cloud neutral colocation data center services across Europe and Asia-Pacific. The partnership between Huawei and Global Switch would establish an understanding between both companies to allow them to explore ways to mutually benefit from and develop each other’s businesses in respect of data center design, operation and maintenance and the utilization of technical space in a data center.
“Global Switch data centers serve customers of diverse scales across many countries and provide them with reliable, secure, and resilient IT infrastructure,” said Mr. John Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Switch. “O&M cost and efficiency are of great importance to large-scale network dense data centers. We look forward to collaborating with Huawei to improve data center O&M experience and efficiency.”