SOURCE: Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies

April 10, 2017 11:06 ET

Huawei Partners with Global Switch to Build Modular Data Centers Supporting Smart O&M

HANNOVER, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2017) - Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced on March 23rd at CeBIT 2017 that it has partnered with the Global Switch, a leading provider of network dense, carrier and cloud neutral multi-tenanted data centers across Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Global Switch has built a reputation for creating data centers that set new standards in scale, resilience, and connectivity. Global Switch's latest focus is on improving efficiency in data center operation and maintenance (O&M) while reducing operating expense.

Huawei's mission is to provide simple, efficient, and reliable data center solutions. It leverages innovative technologies such as iPower, iCooling, and iManager in its modular data center solutions to build digital, networked, and smart data centers. As a major data center facility solution provider, Huawei hopes to help Global Switch develop new solutions in building data centers that support smart O&M.

The partnership between Huawei and Global Switch establishes 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.

Diana Yuan, President of Marketing and Solution Sales Department, Enterprise business Group from Huawei, said, "The new technologies of cloud computing, big data, etc., put forward new challenges on data center operators' business models and operating efficiency. 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."

Mr. John Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer of Global Switch, said, "Global Switch data centers serve customers of diverse scales across many countries and provide them with reliable, secure, and resilient IT infrastructure. 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."

About Global Switch

Global Switch, founded in 1998, is the leading owner, operator and developer of large-scale carrier and cloud neutral multi-tenanted data centers in Europe and Asia-Pacific.. The company is a vital and strategic partner for customers that require secure and resilient data center services with scalable capacity and a high level customer service. Global Switch's data centers operate exclusively in the Tier I markets of Europe and Asia Pacific to Tier III or higher and currently total around 300,000 sq m (3,200,000 sq ft) of gross floor space. They are occupied by a broad range of customers, global and national, including government organisations, financial institutions, enterprises, global systems integrators, telecommunication carriers, cloud and managed service providers and other hosting businesses. Global Switch is jointly controlled by Aldersgate Investments Limited (a Reuben Brothers company) and Elegant Jubilee Limited, a consortium of high quality, private sector Chinese corporate and institutional investors who acquired a 49% stake in the company in December 2016.

For more information, please visit Global Switch at www.globalswitch.com.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Its aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solution portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Its innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

For more information, please visit Huawei online at www.huawei.com.

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