If One Thing Is Clear from MWC 2022, It Is That Operators Need Smarter, as Well as More, Data Centers

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By Reece Hayden | 1Q 2022 | IN-6481


Vendors Target Life Cycle O&M


Enhancing environmental and operational efficiency were of chief concern for operators at MWC 2022, and sone of the primary targets were, understandably, DC sites. Big-named players, such as Huawei and Nokia underscored the commercial and environmental benefits of ‘smart’ AI managed DCs. As Huawei drew attention to its prefabricated, pre-validated data centers that deliver a variety of benefits across the entire life cycle (including power, construction, and cooling efficiency), including a reduction in O&M costs by 35%, through AI-driven life cycle management. Whilst Nokia announced its ‘Edge Network Controller’, as part of its ‘Adaptive Cloud Networking’ solution. This service looks to automate lifecycle management of edge cloud locations, to ensure sites can scale dynamically to meet 5G-spurred DC/edge demand. It seeks to invigorate telco cloud design and deliver value across the 5G digital network value chain.

However, Nvidia were the first movers, when mid-way through 2021, the AI-leader announced their 'Nvidia Launchpad’ produ…

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