Huawei Introduces New All-Flash Storage Systems

Huawei CloudThe OceanStor Pacific 9920 and OceanStor Dorado 2100 are two new all-flash storage systems that Yang Chaobin, Director of the Board and President of ICT systems & Solutions at Huawei, introduced last week at Huawei Connect 2023 in Paris in support of their industry goal of ‘All Flash for All Scenarios.’ The new Huawei solutions are designed to assist clients in constructing IT infrastructure setups that are more reliable as well as efficient.

More performant, reliable, and energy-efficient data storage technologies are needed for ubiquitous data services, stated Huawei. Hard disk drives (HDDs) would have 28 times more bandwidth than flash storage products, however flash storage products would use 33% less power than HDDs of comparable capacity. According to Yang Chaobin, flash storage solutions have received a lot of praise from businesses for their improved performance, reliability, and reduced power usage.

Huawei has introduced an all-flash scale-out storage portfolio for the core production phases of data centers to manage the growing volumes of mass unstructured data so that customers can increase production and decision-making efficiency. This is part of the company’s efforts to realize ‘All Flash for All Scenarios’ and create high-performance, high-reliability, and environmentally friendly data centers.

SMBs would also have to deal with issues including a large amount of unstructured data, sluggish read/write speeds, and challenging multi-tenant sharing and isolation. SMB-specific professional all-flash NAS storage is emerging as a novel approach to unlock data value, stated Huawei.

High Performance, High-Capacity SSDs

The two new all-flash storage systems were introduced by Michael Qiu, President of Huawei Enterprise BG’s Global Data Center Marketing & Solution Sales Department:

The OceanStor Pacific 9920, an SSD-based scale-out storage system, would bring us high performance, high-capacity SSDs, and efficient data reduction algorithms. With a single-disk capacity of 30.72 TB and a 2 U-space capacity of up to 768 TB, it would offer the best capacity density in the market. Up to 20 GB/s of single-node bandwidth and 800,000 IOPS are supported by the device. Power consumption is reduced to 1.04 W per TB by the effective data reduction algorithms, according to Huawei, contributing to the construction of green data centers.

The OceanStor Dorado 2100 all-flash storage system would offer one of the industry’s first active-active (A-A) NAS architectures for SMBs, featuring ease to use, solid reliability, and comprehensive efficiency. The deployment process involves scanning a code, and it facilitates remote mobile O&M. According to Huawei, it provides delivery times up to 90% quicker than those of conventional solutions.

Building environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, reliable, and all-flash data centers for various corporate service scenarios and increased customer base in Europe is the goal of the new Huawei OceanStor all-flash storage devices. They would mark a significant turning point in Huwei’s quest to fulfill the goal of All Flash for All Scenarios.