Huawei OceanStor Pacific: the Storage for Backup & Archive
The Challenge of Mass Unstructured Data.
According to Huawei's Intelligent World 2030 report, 1 YB — yottabyte — of data will be generated annually worldwide by 2030, representing a 20-fold increase over 2022. That's equivalent to the capacity of four trillion 256 GB mobile phones.
Undoubtedly, we are entering a new era, one where more than 80% of data is unstructured. Here, evolving big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have paved the way for extracting value from this unstructured data and it's time for enterprises to consider how to properly back up and archive it, including long-term retention in line with regulatory compliance.
Insufficient capacity for mass dataTraditional scale-up storage arrays cannot keep up with exponential data growth. Unstructured data requires long-term retention in accordance with regulatory compliance. Mass data storage often leads to soaring Information Technology (IT) costs.
Data Silos for Different Backup and Archiving ApplicationsDifferent applications use different access protocols, leading to siloed deployment that restricts data mobility. Applications are characterized by different read-write performance models, causing mutual interference that negatively impacts the user experience.
Reliability for Valuable Unstructured DataUnstructured data is now a key digital asset that requires higher levels of protection and reliability. While nearby data access is required to ensure the user experience, cross-site data access also needs to be more reliable.
Object Storage Is a New Way to Store Mass Data
Huawei OceanStor Pacific Backup and Archive Storage
Running on a distributed object storage foundation, Huawei OceanStor Pacific provides End to End (E2E) data infrastructure services for mass unstructured data, such as videos and images, covering production, backup, and archiving. It supports hybrid workloads and offers unique features like multi-protocol interworking, multiple active data centers, deduplication, and compression.
Large-Scale Deployment at Lower Costs
High-ratio Erasure Code (EC) with a maximum utilization rate of 91.6% for optimized Return On Investment (ROI).
An ultra-high-density capacity design, with 120 x 3.5-inch disks in a 5U space, unlocks the value of every single rack unit in a data center.
Industry-leading deduplication and compression increases effective capacity.
Multiple Active Data Centers for Higher Reliability
Up to 12 active data centers, tolerating the simultaneous failure of two data centers.
Write Once Read Many (WORM), encryption, and enterprise-class protection technologies guard against accidental deletion.
Failure of up to four nodes tolerated in a single data center, with failover falling below 10s.
Elastic Expansion for Better Agility
Exabyte-level capacity expansion, up to 4096 nodes.
Elastic expansion of unlimited objects, with support for 100 billion objects/bucket.
Consistent, high performance maintained even with 100 billion objects.
OceanStor Pacific 9950
High-density performance model 5 U, 8 nodes 80 NVMe SSDs 160 GB/s bandwidth, 2 million IOPS
OceanStor Pacific 9920
Performance model 1 node per 2 U chassis All-flash distributed storage Superior performance and flexible component configurations
OceanStor Pacific 9550
High-density capacity model 5 U, 120 x 3.5-inch SATA disks 1.68 PB of raw capacity Elastic EC
OceanStor Pacific 9520
Capacity model 1 node per 2 U chassis Distributed storage Multiple device types and flexible component configurations
OceanStor Pacific 9540
Capacity model 1 node per 4 U chassis Distributed storage High capacity density and flexible component configurations