The hottest Huawei edge computing industry pattern

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At present, the global digital revolution is leading a new round of industrial change, and the wave of industrial digital transformation is emerging. In the process of enabling the digital transformation of the industry, the synergy between cloud computing and edge computing is becoming increasingly important

among them, as an open platform close to the edge of the network or the source of data, integrating the core capabilities of network, computing, storage and application, edge computing can provide edge intelligent services nearby, and meet the key needs of industry digitalization in agile connection, real-time business, data optimization, application intelligence, security and privacy protection

in order to promote the rapid, healthy and sustainable development of the edge computing industry, the edge computing industry alliance jointly initiated by Huawei Technology Co., Ltd., Shenyang Institute of automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Academy of information and communications, Intel Corporation, arm and softcom power information technology (Group) Co., Ltd. was officially established in Beijing recently. In this regard, Liu Shaowei, vice president of the edge computing industry alliance and President of Huawei network R & D department, called on all parties in the industrial chain to work together to win-win opportunities in the edge computing industry

the oxidation resistance of cloud computing has been improved and edge computing is indispensable.

looking at the new round of digital transformation wave in the world, its remarkable feature is to bring things into intelligent interconnection. With the deep cooperation and integration of OT (operation technology) and ICT (information and communication technology), the automation level of the industry has been greatly improved to meet the personalized product and service needs of users, Promote the full life cycle transformation from product to service operation, trigger product service and business model innovation, and have a long-term and profound impact on the value chain, supply chain and ecosystem

with the deepening of digital transformation in all walks of life, we are ushering in a better connected world and will lead us into an intelligent society. Among them, the terminal will be the tentacle of all things' perception, the network is the nerve of all things' interconnection, and the cloud is the digital brain of all things' intelligence

however, in the process of digital transformation of the enabling industry, if you rely solely on cloud computing, you must ensure the absolute seamless connection between the end and the cloud, which will bring terrible pressure to the cloud. For example, in the job site of intelligent manufacturing or other industries, a large amount of on-site data will be generated in real time. From the perspective of business real-time requirements and wide area bandwidth cost, these data are not all transmitted to the cloud, but priority is given to local real-time analysis and processing, and only optimized or aggregated non real-time data will be transmitted to the cloud; And in most cases, IOT devices will not directly connect to the cloud, because the number of millions or even tens of millions of connections is too expensive for the processing of cloud computing platforms

by taking edge computing as a unified connection, computing, storage and application platform, it can meet the real-time business, simplify the integration of edge and cloud, and reduce the overhead and cost of wide area network and cloud computing platform. Taking the car service as an example, by recording the running state of all parts of the vehicle at all times, a car can produce up to 1GB or even more data per second. Relying on wireless network and cloud alone, it is obviously unable to meet the requirements of real-time transmission and computing, while using edge computing can analyze and process real-time data at the end

it can be seen that the digital transformation of the industry requires the synergy between cloud computing and edge computing: cloud computing focuses on the big data analysis of non real-time and long-term data, and can play its strengths in the fields of periodic maintenance, business decision BS EN 1365 ⑵: 2000 floor support and so on; Edge computing focuses on the analysis of real-time and short-term data, which can better support the real-time intelligent processing of local businesses

the edge of the network faces great challenges

according to Huawei's cooperation with third-party institutions, the number of global network connections will reach 100billion by 2025, an increase of more than 10 times. In the future, more than 50% of the data needs to be analyzed, processed and stored on the edge of the network. The edge network will face great challenges: first, the massive and heterogeneous challenges of connection. At present, there are a large number of proprietary communication technologies and protocols on the sensor side. This diversity and heterogeneity exist not only in specific industries, but also between different industries. With the sharp increase in the number and types of connecting devices on the sensing side, the compatibility and flexible scalability of the edge network are facing great challenges

the second is the real-time challenge of business. In areas with high real-time requirements, such as production control, the business control delay must be less than 10ms or even lower. If data analysis and control logic are all implemented in the cloud, it is difficult to meet the real-time requirements of the business

the third is the intelligent challenge of business. With the trend of business process optimization, operation and maintenance automation, business innovation and business intelligence, more than 50% of the data will be processed at the edge of the network in the future, and edge intelligence will bring more significant efficiency and cost advantages

fourth, the challenge of data optimization. Data from devices and applications need to be interconnected and aggregated, and different manufacturers use different technical standards. Cross vendor interoperability is a huge challenge

fifth, security and privacy protection challenges. Because the edge of the network is closer to the devices connected with everything, the breadth and difficulty of access control and threat protection have been greatly increased

establish an industrial alliance with partners to jointly promote the digital transformation of the industry

in the face of many challenges of the digital transformation of the industry on the edge of the network, it is obvious that a single manufacturer alone cannot solve all problems. In Liu Shaowei's view, it is impossible for a company to do everything in the future. The edge computing industry spans ot, it, CT and other fields, involving networking, data aggregation, chips, sensors, industrial applications and other links. It requires the cooperation and openness of all parties in the industrial chain to accelerate industrial development

Yu Haibin, chairman of the edge computing industry alliance and director of Shenyang Institute of automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, pointed out that China's national strategies such as the integration of industrialization and industrialization and made in China 2025 proposed in the 13th five year plan put forward urgent needs for the integration of ICT and OT, and edge computing is the support and enabling technology for the integration of ICT and OT, and industrial development will enter an important opportunity period. Industrial automation technology system will evolve from hierarchical architecture and information island to IOT, cloud computing and big data analysis architecture. Edge computing will be an important support for the realization of distributed autonomous control industrial automation architecture. The edge computing industry alliance will focus on the formulation of architecture and the selection of technical routes, and drive the development of industrialization by promoting standardization. At the same time, full attention will be paid to the construction of ecosystems

it is understood that the edge computing industry alliance promotes the concept of oict, and proposes to jointly promote the healthy development of the edge computing industry alliance on the basis of full integration and coordination of industrial resources in OT, it and CT, in the spirit of consensus, joint efforts and win-win cooperation; At the same time, build a close handshake working mechanism, promote the coordination of industrial resources in politics, industry, University, research and application, and effectively carry out the alliance work based on the five steps of demand scenario, reference architecture, test bed, demonstration and promotion, and industrial cooperation

on the day of the establishment of the alliance, the white paper of the edge computing industry alliance was officially released, which focuses on the trends and key challenges of the edge computing industry, introduces the definition and connotation of edge computing, shows the top-level design and operation mode of the edge computing industry alliance, and formulates the reference architecture and technical framework of edge computing, so as to provide direction guidance for the subsequent development of the alliance

in order to continue to contribute new kinetic energy to the construction of one belt and one road and the challenges faced by the digital transformation of the industry on the edge of the network, the edge computing industry alliance proposed the edge computing industry value cross, that is, on the basis of agile connection, to realize real-time business, data optimization, application intelligence, security and privacy protection, Bring more opportunities for industry innovation and value reconstruction to users at the edge of the network

focus on intelligent connection

when talking about Huawei's positioning in the edge computing industry, Liu Shaowei pointed out that Huawei will focus on the intelligent connection of edge computing, provide innovative products and solutions represented by SDN technology, and continue to practice with partners in power, transportation, smart city and other industries to achieve better economic and social benefits

for example, Huawei lighting IOT solution introduced edge computing and installed edge computing switches on each street lamp. According to the actual environment and energy efficiency control strategy, longmang Baili signed the investment agreement for the innovation project of upgrading and transforming 500000 tons of titanium concentrate into titanium chloride slag with the people's Government of Yanbian county. When the agreement was signed, it was controlled in an orderly manner, achieving fine management, and synchronized with the cloud regularly. After the deployment of the scheme, managers can clearly understand the status information of each street lamp in each block, and can accurately control the switching status and lighting brightness of each street lamp, so as to truly realize on-demand lighting, with energy-saving efficiency of up to 80%

Huawei power IOT solution uses edge computing to collect and upload meter data in real time, so as to realize the automation and intelligence of data acquisition and control, and effectively improve the accuracy and efficiency of meter reading; Real time remote control and fault diagnosis; It can also have an intuitive and clear understanding of the operation status of distribution equipment, such as transformers and lines, and can discover the hidden dangers of electricity in time. Through comprehensive analysis, the comprehensive line loss can be reduced by 31%

at the same time, Huawei is committed to making its own contribution to the edge computing industry, sharing the accumulated experience of core intelligent connection technologies such as SDN and security, giving full play to Huawei's globally deployed OpenLab platform resources, supporting the innovation of industrial solutions and the verification and testing of test beds, building industrial and commercial demonstrations based on testbed, and actively promoting the extensive cooperation and docking between the edge computing industry alliance and domestic and foreign standards and industrial organizations, Accelerate alliance development and standard output

Liu Shaowei uses Laval nozzle as a metaphor for the narrow throat role of the alliance, hoping to support the application innovation and demonstration promotion of key industries of edge computing through the operation of the alliance, and further help more industries' digital transformation and realize value extension through extensive ecological cooperation and marketing promotion

walking alone, walking fast; A companion travels far. Liu Shaowei said that in the field of edge computing, we also need a large number of partners to work together to open up and cooperate; Huawei hopes to turn one's loneliness into a carnival of a group of people and an industrial Carnival through industrial alliances

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