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Huawei Working with Qatar's Hamad International Airport on High-Capacity CCTV Storage

Mar 22, 2018

[Doha, Qatar, March 22, 2018] Huawei, in partnership with Salam Technology, has been chosen to work with Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar on a new high-capacity CCTV storage project. In 2017, Huawei provided a 10 PB (1 PB = 1000 TB) CCTV Storage with a scalability of 69 PB for the next five years.

Home to Qatar Airways, Hamad International Airport’s (HIA) passenger terminal complex covers 600,000 m2 while the airport itself covers 22 Km2. In 2016, HIA accomplished a new record of passenger traffic and aircraft movements, handling 37.3 million passengers and 245,800 landings and take-offs during the year. HIA is gearing up to welcome more than 50 million passengers by 2022.

With the enormous amount of passengers, cargo, airlines, retail and staff data being handled by the airport, HIA had a substantial storage requirement for the next five years. HIA’s immediate storage requirement needed to be scalable up to 69 PB with high bandwidth capacity and the ability to meet a 99.999% availability.

To meet these requirements, Huawei provided a complete CCTV storage solution with OceanStor 9000 product that delivers a shared storage with cutting-edge performance (as per the specification maximum throughput of the entire system can reach up to 400 GBps), open interfaces, simple system management and maintenance, and above all large scale expansion capabilities (accommodates from 3 to 288 nodes, and the maximum capacity of a single file system can reach 100 PB).

Despite the fierce competition, Huawei was capable of winning the trust of HIA through this future proof highly scalable storage system, and due to Huawei’s strong local presence with its industry leading professional implementation and support services. With functions to ensure high performance and high availability, and installed with disks of the highest capacity in industry, OceanStor 9000 enables high available, robust and secure operations of the HIA at lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

HIA has been classified as a five-star airport by Skytrax, making it one among only eight airports in the world to achieve this prestigious status. The airport is also ranked Sixth Best Airport in the World by the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards. Being one of the most advanced airports in the world with an accelerated digital transformation moved by the ambition to become the ‘airport of the future’, HIA is looking for innovative technologies to meet its leading vision.

In this regard, this project is a proof of excellence for Huawei’s leading solutions. This project strengthens Huawei’s positioning as a leader in the transportation market and enlarge Huawei’s footprint in the aviation business.

By the end of 2017, Huawei has provided innovative solutions for more than 50 airports worldwide (more than 15 airports among them have annual throughput higher than 30 million passengers). Huawei has also provided solutions for more than 10 of China’s busiest airports. With an unparalleled heritage in ICT research & development and with an End-to-End solutions portfolio, Huawei is successfully leading the transportation market.