Netease Tech, 9/23/11
Chinese telecom equipment and terminal manufacturer ZTE (0763.HK; 000063.SZ) recently announced Green Cloud, its first low-carbon data center solution. In an interview with Netease Tech, ZTE VP Wang Wei said that next-generation low-carbon modularized data centers would replace traditional data center server rooms to a great extent over the coming five years.
Power costs are the greatest single expenditure for data center operators. The new ZTE solution offers 30% to 70% lower costs than traditional models, and occupies only a fourth of the area required by traditional data centers. Where traditional data centers take one to two years to deploy, new modularized data centers can be set up within 90 days and have all installation and configuration completed within a week.
ZTE first entered the cloud computing sector earlier this year, and has since established dedicated cloud computing and IT operations divisions employing more than 3,000 people for cloud computing R&D.