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Ever Fast

No.1 Performance
with Innovative Hardware and Architectures

21 Million IOPS* and 0.05 ms Ultra-Low Latency

OceanStor Dorado benefits from five built-in proprietary Huawei innovative hardware to accelerate critical paths for transmission, compute, intelligence, storage, and management. Best-in-class dual controllers performance with 700k IOPS and 0.05ms ultra-low latency.

  • 1
    Intelligent accelerator module

    50% better read hit ratio

  • 2
    Intelligent multi-protocol interface module

    2x improved network latency

  • 3
    High-performance computing power platform

    2x higher performance

  • 4
    Intelligent management hardware

    30% improved fault location

  • 5
    Smart SSDs

    2x improved write latency

  • Intelligent accelerator module

    Based on machine learning frameworks, The intelligent accelerator module actively analyzes and understands I/O rules of multiple application models, implements intelligent prefetch of memory space, improves the read cache hit ratio by 50%, and shortens batch processing latency from 300μs to 150μs.


    higher read cache hit ratio

  • Intelligent
    multi-protocol interface module

    The module intelligently parses front-end protocols – including 32/16/8 Gbit/s Fiber Channel, 100/40/25/10 Gbit/s Ethernet, with forward compatibility – shorten read latency from 160μs to 80μs by 50%.


    Read latency

  • High-performance computing power platform

    The computing power platform uses an ARM-based CPU that offers the industry's highest performance: 25% more computing power than the next-best.


    higher than the industry benchmark

  • Intelligent management hardware

    Implementing intelligent and comprehensive fault management, the hardware provides fault location accuracy of up to 93%, slashing fault recovery times from two hours to just ten minutes.


    fault location accuracy

  • Smart SSDs

    The hardware implements the Flash Translation Layer (FTL) in silicon to accelerate data access in SSDs, reducing read latency from 40μs to 20μs in low-load scenarios.

    20 μs

    read latency

Performance in Different Scenarios

Competitor vs. Huawei storage performance after value-added features are successively enabled

Competitor AFA: 40% lower; Huawei AFA: <10% lower

  • Test devices: Dual-controller, 1 TB cache, 16G FC frontend, NVMe backend, 25 x 3.84 TB SSDs
  • Test conditions: Hybrid workload, 8K I/Os, 7:3 read/write, 1 ms average latency, 8 LUNs

The Fast Path: NVMe Architecture

Huawei makes the most of NVMe protocols with the industry’s only end-to-end development of an NVMe flash controller, NVMe all-flash Operating System (OS), and NVMe SSDs. Powered by this NVMe architecture, with finely tuned disk/controller coordination, Huawei’s NVMe all-flash storage now offers stable latency of 0.05 milliseconds.

  • 0.05ms
    Ultra-Low Latency

    Based on Huawei lab test results