9/2/16

Huawei Unveils a New Generation All-Flash System to Speed up Enterprises' Core Applications

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2016, Huawei officially unveiled its new-generation convergent all-flash System OceanStor Dorado V3, which is designed for enterprises' overloaded key applications. Featuring excellent performance, stability, reliability, and convergent efficiency, the new system can improve database performance twentyfold while ensuring service sustainability.

Enterprises across the globe face the impact of digital flooding as well as the challenge posed by fast-growing data scales and a growing demand for higher service processing performance and storage efficiency. As an accelerator of enterprises' digitalization transformation, flash memory plays a crucial role, by virtue of its inherent advantages – high performance and an ability to speed up key services.

Huawei’s OceanStor Dorado V3 is the only all-flash array that features flash-oriented storage OS, chips, and a self-developed Solid State Drive (SSD) end-to-end in-depth optimization. It provides 4 million IOPS (Input/ Output Operations Per Second) while maintain outstanding performance (with a 500us steady delay) and flash efficiency, capable of meeting the demand for processing overloaded services.

To address the high-reliability requirements for enterprise storage, OceanStor Dorado V3 adopts the patented flash reliability assurance technology of Huawei to extend the flash life threefold, while providing a gateway-free HyperMetro active-active solution to ensure the high availability of services.

In addition to ensuring high performance, OceanStor Dorado V3 perfectly embodies the high efficiency of the cloud era. Its inline deduplication compression technology can increase the storage space usage rate by more than five times and reduce overall total cost of ownership (TCO) by more than 70%.

Since starting its research into flash technologies in 2005, Huawei has accumulated 11 years of experience in this field. At present, Huawei is the only vendor in the industry that provides self-developed storage OS, controllers, and SSD disks and is capable of performing end-to-end in-depth optimization on flash. Based on the comprehensive products and solutions provided by Huawei, not to mention its open ecosphere, customers can easily enjoy the great service processing capabilities brought by revolutions in flash technologies.

As longstanding partners of Huawei: Intel, Oracle, and Brocade have shown their support for Huawei’s OceanStor Dorado V3 and its construction of a flash storage ecosphere from the viewpoint of their core capabilities in chips, databases, and networks, respectively.

“By using the capabilities of lower latency, higher performance and support for NVMe in the dual port versions of our Intel Datacenter SSD family for PCIe, Huawei is able to address growing enterprise storage requirements for reliability, speed and efficiency in their new all Flash array solution”, said Greg Matson, Intel Director, SSD Datacenter Planning and Marketing. “By working closely with the ecosystem, such as our efforts with Huawei, these leading edge advancements in enterprise storage solutions will deliver high-availability data access without interruption while delivering the performance data center applications require.”

George Qi, Sales Consultant Director, Oracle (China), brought up the fact that the growth speed of storage lags far behind that of CPUs, causing a storage bottleneck in conventional systems. To solve this problem, many database vendors choose to optimize their software. All-flash storage products largely reduce complexity in database software and architecture design.

Daniel Cai, OEM Director for China, Brocade, said, "Legacy networks will bottleneck flash storage, and limit the performance and economic benefits of this revolutionary technology. The integration of the Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel switch, which offers lower latency and higher bandwidth, with Huawei's latest all-flash systems will greatly improve the overall performance of data centers and drive enterprises towards the all-flash data center."

Fan Ruiqi, President of Huawei Storage Product Line, pointed out, "As early as five years ago, Huawei foresaw the immense potential for flash memory and released its first-generation all-flash products. This enabled Huawei to accumulate a rich knowledge of the flash memory market. OceanStor Dorado V3, emerged in response to the demand for core overload applications, and possesses leading characteristics that similar products in the industry lack and speeds up enterprises' core applications without compromising reliability and data processing efficiency."

HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 is held from August 31-September 2 in Shanghai at the Shanghai Expo Centre, Mercedes-Benz Arena, and Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC). It was attended by over 20,000 industry leaders who discussed how to build a Better Connected World, and how to promote digital transformation in industries. For more information, please go to: http://www.huawei.com/minisite/huaweiconnect2016

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