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Huawei Launched Converged Data Management Solution to Provide Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery for All-Flash Storage

Oct 17, 2018

[Shanghai, China, October 17, 2018] At HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Huawei launched the Converged Data Management (CDM) Solution to provide cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) functions for all-flash storage. The solution innovates storage software and hardware technologies by leveraging a unified software interface to implement converged management of DR, backup, and data reuse, which reduces DR construction costs and improves data value.

Three Huawei executives hold Champagne flutes, toasting the launch of the Converged Data Management (CDM) Solution

Huawei launched converged data management solution

In complex IT environments, protecting an increasing number of services and increasing volume of data is an important issue. According to Fan Jie, vice president of Huawei Enterprise Storage Product Sales Department, “Huawei’s CDM Solution enhances the storage self-protection capability. In addition to industry-leading active-active and DR capabilities, Huawei has developed snapshot backup and cloud backup capabilities for all-flash storage to help simplify DR management. What’s more, under various cloud environments, Huawei integrates the cloud DR feature into storage products through end-to-end technical capabilities on premises and off premises. In this way, Huawei can directly migrate services to the cloud without external gateways — a capability that takes the lead in the industry.”

Huawei BC&DR solution director Ran Chongjie introduced the full concept of Huawei CDM solution.The new Huawei CDM Solution supports efficient protection, reduced investment, and cloud expansion.

Efficient Protection: 30x Faster Backup and 20x Faster DR

Huawei’s CDM Solution uses the capabilities of the OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage system, which supports snapshot backup in seconds. Based on this technology, the solution provides high-density protection with a 10-second interval compared to 15 minutes or more for traditional backup times. The backup frequency is thus improved by 30 times, with data loss risk rates reduced by 98.89 percent. Traditional full-data-recovery technology has long service recovery time due to the use of large data volume bursts. In contrast, Huawei’s CDM Solution uses the snapshot backup feature of the storage to recover only incremental data, shortening the recovery process by more than 20 times.

The snapshot backup in seconds and quick recovery capabilities help shorten service disruptions and reduce customers’ service loss. If a hospital’s mission-critical services are infected with a virus, for example, the Huawei CDM Solution can quickly switch services back to a status 10 seconds before the virus infection. Compared to traditional switchback mode, CDM reduces service downtime from several hours to minutes, greatly reducing healthcare service losses.

Reduced Investment: Unified Storage DR and Backup to Reduce TCO by Half

In traditional DR construction, separate systems are required for DR and backup. These separate systems cost more initially and complicate O&M. The Huawei CDM Solution provides a unified management platform and DR/backup systems. 

Further, the solution’s backup data reuse function can automatically mount snapshot backup copies to upper-layer applications. As a result, this one system can support other requirements in addition to DR and backup. For example, many enterprises have extensive development and test requirements for systems such as the SAP ERP used in manufacturing. New services must pass the SAP environment test before rollout. Traditionally, the SAP service environment requires multiple systems, such as a training and drill system, sandbox testing system, and pre-production system.

Huawei’s CDM Solution can eliminate the need for separate support systems by automatically mounting snapshot backup copies that can be used for development and testing. The preparation time for development and testing of SAP service environment can be reduced from 4 hours to 10 minutes.

With the converged management function of the Huawei CDM Solution, DR, backup, development, and testing can share data copies. This converged solution thus shrinks the enterprise’s storage footprint, reduces purchase costs for third-party backup software, and reduces TCO by more than half.

Cloud Expansion: Gateway-Free DR and Minute-level Service Recovery on the Cloud

Huawei is the only vendor that offers end-to-end storage support capabilities — covering both on- and off-premises systems. Huawei embeds a cloud migration capability in the OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage system, eliminating the traditional need for adding external gateways or external software. With just the purchase of Huawei all-flash storage, enterprises can back up data to mainstream public clouds such as AWS, HUAWEI CLOUD, and Huawei partners’ public clouds.
Huawei has mature end-to-end DR technologies for data centers, private clouds, and public clouds. The Huawei CDM Solution is a bridge connecting services on- and off- premises, with industry-leading minute-level cloud recovery. On-premises enterprise data can be quickly migrated to the cloud.

The Huawei CDM Solution is a powerful new solution in the Huawei DR solution family. The CDM Solution has already been deployed for carriers, manufacturing, healthcare, and governments to provide comprehensive protection for diversified cloud environments and improve data value.

HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 – "Activate Intelligence" – is held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center and Expo Center from October 10 to 12.This year's HUAWEI CONNECT conference is designed to help all businesses and organizations step over the threshold and stake their claim in the intelligent world. You will be joined by the best minds in the industry – including global ICT leaders, industry experts, and ecosystem partners – to chart the way forward and explore new opportunities.