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Huawei unveils new additions to its all-flash storage family

27 Feb 2019

During MWC19, Huawei launched the OceanStor Dorado3000 V3 entry-level all-flash storage system and the OceanStor Dorado Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) mid-range and high-end all-flash storage.

Huawei says the storage systems meet the demands of database, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), virtual server infrastructure (VSI), and other scenarios, facilitating data centres of customers in finance, manufacturing, and telecommunications sectors to step into the all-flash era.

According to the tech giant, enterprises around the world are scrambling to future-proof their infrastructure, resulting in a boom in all-flash storage.

Huawei has seen substantial growth in this sector after launching its OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage series in 2016. Gartner’s 3Q 2018 Global External Storage Systems Market Share report found that Huawei achieved the highest revenue growth rate in the all-flash market.

Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 mid-range and high-end all-flash storage (including OceanStor Dorado5000 V3, OceanStor Dorado6000 V3 and OceanStor Dorado18000 V3) are the industry's first to fully support the NVMe architecture.

The company asserts NVMe enables faster communication between solid-state drives (SSDs) and host systems, providing sharp latency decreases to bring quality data services to customers - the OceanStor Dorado mid-range and high-end all-flash storage achieves a .3 millisecond latency.

The OceanStor Dorado3000 V3 launched today leverages FlashLink technology to ensure stable performance even during peak hours. The multi-protocol interface chip supports 32 Gbit/s FC and 100GE front-end protocols, while Huawei's Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) manages CPUs, memory, and other components in a unified manner to shorten fault recovery time from two hours to ten minutes.

Huawei’s OceanStor Dorado3000 V3 uses global wear-levelling and Huawei's patented anti-wear levelling technologies to bolster SSD reliability. For example, its RAID-TP technology tolerates simultaneous failures of three SSDs, the gateway-free active-active solution ensures 99.9999 percent availability, and the Converged Data Management (CDM) solution enables cloud-enabled gateway-free Disaster Recovery (DR) and backup, as well as minute-level service recovery on the cloud.

The OceanStor Dorado3000 V3 also adopts inline deduplication and compression technologies to cut the costs of energy consumption, cooling, management and maintenance, reducing overall OPEX by up to 65 percent. This allows customers to significantly reduce costs while deploying devices in a large scale. In addition, the OceanStor Dorado3000 V3 is compatible with more than 300 mainstream storage devices as well as 98 percent of IT infrastructure in the industry, without the need to change existing services.

"Huawei has 17 years of R&D experience in storage technologies. We have used this extensive experience to develop the entry-level OceanStor Dorado3000 V3, enabling enterprises to benefit from an all-flash platform at a low entry point without sacrificing performance and scalability,” says Huawei Enterprise Business Group Enterprise Data Center Marketing & Solution Sales Department director William Dong.

“We have leveraged all-flash storage to help customers in many industries build efficient data storage capabilities and will continue to innovate to meet their ever-increasing storage requirements.”

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