Fujitsu Conducts Private 5G Field Trials to Deliver Robust Operations Automation for Data Centers : Fujitsu Global

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Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, November 4, 2022

Fujitsu Limited will today undertake a series of field trials with Fujitsu Research Institute Limited at its Yokohama data center, with the aim of promoting the digital transformation of data centers, enhancing operational resilience and automation of process using private 5G network technology for equipment inspection. This verification trial, which will run from December 1, 2022 to March 17, 2023, has been selected by the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications as one of its “development demonstrations aimed at achieving problem-solving challenges 5G premises in fiscal year 2022”.

The trial will involve using a robot equipped with a 4K camera to capture video data from data center equipment, including servers. This data will be transmitted locally by private 5G and a system will be put in place to analyze on-site conditions with AI to detect any anomalies at an early stage. Fujitsu aims to create a system that can support field condition monitoring and recovery work even remotely in the event of a disaster or emergency by taking full advantage of the high-speed transmission capabilities of private 5G technology. .

Robust Disaster Management for Resilient Data Centers to Support the Digital Society

As the digitalization of society accelerates and the amount of distributed data increases rapidly, data centers that store and process large amounts of data are positioned as part of the basic infrastructure that supports the digital society of the 21st century. Underscoring this growing importance, the Japanese government’s vision of a “digital garden city nation” calls for the establishment of regional data center facilities in an effort to reduce the risk posed by disasters and other vulnerabilities resulting centralization of data centers. As the importance of regional data centers continues to grow, their number is expected to increase rapidly in the future.

The key to stable data center operations is high quality maintenance and inspection and rapid recovery in the event of a disaster or other emergency. However, a shrinking labor force and difficulties in finding talent remain a challenge in many parts of Japan, and this shortage is particularly acute in rural areas. Maintaining and improving inspection quality with a limited number of staff and reducing workload is a pressing issue for data center operators.

Overview of the trial

Fujitsu will build a private 5G environment at its data center in Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and verify the effectiveness of autonomous robots equipped with 4K cameras to patrol equipment and facilities, perform early anomaly detection, and offer remote assistance to workers in the field. case of failure.

  1. Location

    Fujitsu Yokohama Data Center, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

    Fujitsu Yokohama Data Center
  2. Trial period
    December 1, 2022 – March 17, 2023

  3. Overview of the trial
    1. Study on the creation/implementation of the private 5G usage model (Challenge Trial)

      A robot equipped with a 4K camera performs unmanned patrol monitoring to detect abnormalities in the working status of server equipment (LED lamp lighting status) and promptly notifies the operator via the private network 5G in case of anomaly.
      • Remote support for system recovery work via video and audio transmission using private 5G
      • Detect and block unauthorized communications in data centers handling highly sensitive data

      Image: Patrol monitoring of equipment by a robot
      Image: Remote assistance for disaster recovery work or other emergencies

    2. Technical study on the radio wave propagation characteristics of private 5G (technical demonstration)

      A flexible area construction method using a DAS antenna (1) will be used to build a 5G private network in a server room with a low ceiling and many high barriers, and in an electrical room with high voltage cables laid on the ceiling and the effects of radio wave propagation will be measured.
      • Radio propagation measurement and performance evaluation (4.8 ~ 4.9 GHz band indoors)
      • By refining the parameters of the calculation formula specified in the calculation method of the area specified in the current radio law examination standards, contributing to the efficiency of the design of the area in the development towards d other sites
  4. Distribution of roles
    Fujitsu Limited:
    Development and construction of the demonstration system, evaluation of the demonstration and review

    Fujitsu Research Institute Limited:
    Project promotion support and planning support for future horizontal development

Fujitsu plans to use the knowledge gained from this trial to implement similar systems in its own data centers, and by providing the results of its efforts as a solution to other data center operators, contribute to the developing a resilient social infrastructure that supports the Japanese government. vision of a digital garden city nation.


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Date: November 4, 2022

Town: Tokyo, Japan

Company: Fujitsu Limited

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