New All-Flash Data Center White Paper Released to Redefine All-Flash Data Centers


Stronger digital infrastructure will be crucial for local enterprises, with 65% of global GDP to be digitalized by 2022, according to IDC

Middle East: A new white paper published by International Data Corporation (IDC) and sponsored by Huawei is the industry’s first to systematically outline the all-flash data center in terms of storage, computing, and networks. The paper—titled ‘Moving Towards an All-Flash Data Center Era to Accelerate Digital Transformation’—serves as a crucial reference and guide for enterprises looking to transform digitally, aiming to promote the construction and future-oriented development of all-flash data centers across all industries.

Data center transformation and innovation are inevitable trends as the region moves towards an intelligent era. With the ongoing upgrade of enterprise IT architectures, more organizations are investing in innovative technologies that cover data innovation, real-time agility, energy efficiency, reliability, and intelligent management. These aspects represent the new trends for a future-oriented, sustainable data centers. 

The white paper redefines the concept of an all-flash data center as one that adopts solid-state drives (SSDs) for at least 90% of its storage capacity, covering external storage systems and built-in storage of servers, while delivering high density and reliability, low latency, and energy efficiency. The all-flash data center will play a big role in the promotion of digital-based businesses and applications, and helps enterprises to maximize the value of data innovation.

In addition, the white paper describes the definition and positioning of the all-flash data centers based on global best practices in the financial, telecommunications, and healthcare industries, among others. It is therefore of value to those looking to supercharge their digital development needs as well as scientific and technological innovation.  

• The all-flash system is no longer limited to certain applications and workloads, and now can be rolled out to meet critical and value-added workloads in diverse environments.

• National and international policies on green energy conservation have been gradually implemented across enterprise production and operations. An all-flash data center is a smart choice for and the next step in sustainable development.

• Data center networks are evolving towards all-IP networking. NVMe over Fabrics is projected to be the catalyst for transmission architecture innovation to achieve higher performance and simplify O&M management, especially in a computing and storage disaggregated architecture.

• Digital transformation is presenting new challenges to enterprises, including those presented by real-time data. The memory-driven infrastructure is now a mainstream choice because it provides optimal latency for workloads and uses cutting-edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, and deep learning. Such infrastructure is providing high data concurrency at low latency, perfect for workload expansion.• Going forward, digital infrastructure will evolve to become ubiquitous and cover the entire data lifecycle. The all-flash data center will implement cross-domain deployment throughout the data lifecycle, offering intelligent O&M that reduces data center management costs and complexity, while delivering higher unit performance and reliability than alternative models.

About Huawei:

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 197,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.