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Huawei Launches Next-Generation OceanStor Dorado Intelligent All-Flash Storage Powered by Kunpeng and Ascend Processors

Sep 18, 2019

[Shanghai, China, September 18, 2019] At HUAWEI CONNECT 2019, Huawei launched its next-generation, intelligent, all-flash storage product, the OceanStor Dorado (OceanStor C series), which runs on the powerful Kunpeng and Ascend processors. The system uses the SmartMatrix fully interconnected, high-reliability architecture, which tolerates the simultaneous failure of 7 out of 8 controllers, ensuring always-on core services. The deep learning of embedded AI-powered Ascend processors improves the read cache hit ratio by 50%. On- and off-premises AI synergy implements intelligent, full-lifecycle O&M, significantly increasing storage efficiency. The ever fast, ever solid, and AI-powered all-flash storage solution delivers superb performance, high security and reliability, and automated management, helping industry customers accelerate their service innovation. In addition, coupling the new series with the Flash Only Plus program enables customers to enjoy cutting-edge all-flash storage advantages and service experience in the most cost-effective way.

Peter Zhou, Vice President of the IT Product Line and President of the Intelligent Data and Storage Domain of Huawei

As the world goes digital, the digital economy has become a driving development force. Peter Zhou, Vice President of the IT Product Line and President of the Intelligent Data and Storage Domain of Huawei, said, "In the digital economy, new connections and applications are accelerating data production and flows. With the rapid development of cutting-edge technologies such as 5G, AI, and the Internet of Things (IoT), a diverse range of applications and massive amounts of data are generated, which pose demanding requirements on real-time data processing. Data infrastructures must be upgraded to fulfill these demands. OceanStor Dorado intelligent all-flash storage, the new-generation intelligent storage solution, embodies Huawei's years of experience in all-flash storage technologies, and aims to better help customers get the most value possible from their data value."

Ever Fast, Ever Solid, and AI-Powered OceanStor Dorado Intelligent All-Flash Storage

The OceanStor Dorado has the following innovative features:

  • No. 1 Performance with Chip-Powered Architectures

Based on the Kunpeng 920, NIC chip, management chip, SSD controller chip, and AI-powered Ascend processor, the OceanStor Dorado end-to-end platform delivers best-in-class 20,000,000 IOPS and 0.1 ms latency, meeting real-time application requirements.

  • Always-On Applications with SmartMatrix-based Reliable Layouts

The SmartMatrix fully interconnected, high-reliability architecture ensures service running even when 7 out of 8 controllers fail simultaneously, setting a new benchmark for storage reliability.

  • Efficient O&M with Edge-Cloud AI Synergy

The industry's first intelligent storage product with built-in Ascend AI processors, providing semantic association of machine learning to improve the read cache hit ratio by 50%. Additionally, edge-cloud AI synergy implements intelligent lifecycle management and builds an automated data management system with a complete three-layer architecture, reducing customer OPEX.

Flash Only Plus Program

To promote application of all-flash storage and provide better products and service experience for customers, Huawei launched the Flash Only Plus program, including EarlyBird, EasyCare, and FlashEver. Customers who join the program before December 31, 2019 will get additional discounts and free services.

For the past two consecutive years, Gartner has ranked Huawei's all-flash storage No. 1 in terms of global market share growth.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2019 Conference is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry, it is being held in Shanghai from September 18th to 20th 2019. This year’s Conference is themed on “Advance Intelligence” and aims to establish an open, cooperative and shared platform for customers and partners to explore new opportunities for an intelligent future.