Huawei has launched the latest addition to its micro data center range, the Smart Modular Data Center 5.0.

The new product was announced at the Digital Energy China Tour 2020, back in September.

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Huawei's Smart Modular Data Center 5.0 – Huawei

The modular product comes with AI applications integrated and an overall smaller footprint.

Zhenfu Fei, President of Huawei Data Center Facility Domain, said: "With the development of AI, big data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT), increasing demands are placed on data centers, in turn driving their advancement as the cornerstones of the intelligent digital world. Huawei Smart Modular Data Center 5.0 uses AI to build next-level data center intelligence, making full use of our proprietary smart lithium battery — SmartLi — to implement full lithium battery backup."

The 5.0 does not come with a traditional raised-floor nor does it need one, due to air conditioner pipes and electrical cabling routed through the top. This means equipment can be accommodated in ceiling heights as low as 2.6 m.

The data center also uses SmartLi UPS, a new branded lithium battery with low load-bearing requirements. The UPS is below 1000 kg/m2 for Tier III and Tier IV data centers. So UPS and IT kit like the 5.0 can be deployed in the same room, sharing the same space.

Huawei says that by doing away with a separate power room, the space needed for batteries is cut down by 75 percent.

The modular data center uses a 43-inch touch screen to allow technicians to monitor the data center's systems and integrate software management tools such as AI algorithms for the care and maintenance of the kit.