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Huawei Connect 2023: Huawei OceanStor Pacific 9920 and Dorado 2100 AFAs

Up to 768TB for 2U OceanStor Pacific 9920

At Huawei Connect 2023 in Paris, France, Yang Chaobin, director of board and president, ICT products and solutions, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., unveiled 2 all-flash storage products, the OceanStor Pacific 9920 and Dorado 2100, to promote the industry vision of all flash for all scenarios.

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The products have been designed to help customers build more efficient and reliable data centers.

Ubiquitous data services require more performant, reliable, and energy efficient data storage solutions. The bandwidth of flash storage products is 28x that of HDDs, but flash storage products consume 33% less power than similar capacity HDDs. Flash storage products have garnered widespread acclaim from enterprises for their higher performance and reliability, and lower power consumption,” Chaobin said.

Yang Chaobin, director, board and president, ICT products and solutions, Huawei

Huawei Yang Chaobin

To realize all flash for all scenarios and build performance, high-reliability, and environmentally-friendly data centers, the company has launched an all-flash scale-out storage portfolio for the core production phases of data centers to manage the increasing amounts of mass unstructured data so that customers can improve production and decision-making efficiency. In addition, SMBs face challenges such as a high proportion of unstructured data, slow read/write, and difficult multi-tenant sharing/isolation. Professional all-flash NAS that has been customized for SMBs is becoming a new way to unleash data value.

Michael Qiu, president, global data center marketing and solution sales department, Huawei Enterprise BG, provided details about the 2 products unveiled at the event:

The OceanStor Pacific 9920, an SSD-based scale-out storage system, leads the all-flash scale-out architecture with high performance, high-capacity SSDs, and efficient data reduction algorithms. It features the highest capacity density in the industry, and delivers a single-disk capacity of 30.72TB and a 2U-space capacity of up to 768TB. The product supports a single-node bandwidth of up to 20GB/s and 800,000 IO/s. The data reduction algorithms reduce the power consumption to 1.04W/TB, which helps to build green data centers.

The OceanStor Dorado 2100 all-flash storage system offers an industry’s first active-active (A-A) NAS architecture for SMBs, featuring ease to use, reliability, and efficiency. It can be deployed by scanning a code and supports remote mobile O&M. It offers up to 90% faster delivery than traditional solutions at a TCO that is up to 30% lower than our peer vendors’. This A-A NAS architecture delivers 4-layer 99.9999% reliability and comes with 24/7 business continuity. The end-to-end all-flash design and data layout algorithms improve performance by 20x compared with the hybrid flash products currently on the market.

The OceanStor all-flash storage products are designed to build green, energy-saving, efficient, and reliable all-flash data centers for different enterprise service scenarios and more customers in Europe. They represent an important milestone on our journey towards realizing the vision of all flash for all scenarios.

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In fact, this Pacific 9920 announcement is a refresh or update of the current product. The company already introduced this product a few months ago. And the 9920 spec sheet displayed above is the previous one available on the Huawei web site at the time we write this comment, with not the last info about the SSD size and number in a chassis.

The new 2U chassis introduced a total capacity of 768TB raw meaning 25 NVMe SSDs of 30.72TB. The 61TB will be introduced in 3Q24. As a single node system, the minimum configuration is 3 nodes delivering 2,304TB raw which means 2.7PB usable approximately with the 80% hardware efficiency based on Huawei's advanced erasure coding (across nodes) and a minimum of 1.5:1 reduction ratio, but it could be better.

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