With the launch of its Tecal V2 servers with Intel Xeon E5 processors inside, Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei has announced its server product plans for 2012, including rack, blade, data center servers and application acceleration solutions.
Huawei's new server products will reportedly be mainly based on Intel's chips. Tecal V2 servers use the newest Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors and focus on the enterprise information technology and data center sectors. By adhering to energy-saving concepts, Huawei Tecal servers received a "Restriction of Hazardous Substances Certificate" and the first "China's Environmentally Friendly Product Symbol Certificate".
According to comments made to local media by Chen Shijun, general manager of Huawei Server Product Domain, Huawei's new servers feature more powerful performance, larger storage capacity, and better scalability. Chen said that server development strategy plays a very important role in Huawei's ICT strategy. Cloud computing technology has brought about profound changes in IT infrastructure. As the cornerstone of IT infrastructure, server is the ladder to the cloud. Tecal servers have witnessed outstanding growth in the past three years. With a wide range of products including rack server, blade server, high density and scalability data center server, Huawei servers serve clients in various industries such as Internet, government, medical, and energy.
At present, Huawei's major clients are from data center and Internet sectors; however, the Chinese company plans to expand its server market and enter the overseas market.
During the first three quarters of 2011, Huawei reportedly realized contractual value of USD185 million for server products, a year-on-year increase of 136%. For the entire year of 2011, the company expects to achieve contractual value of USD250 million.