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    OceanStor Scale-Out Storage

    Unlock the value of mass data.


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Scale-Out Storage

The Huawei OceanStor scale-out storage series helps enterprises unlock the value of massive data, offering diversified storage for applications such as virtualization and cloud resource pools, big data analytics, High Performance Computing (HPC), video, content repository, backup, and archiving.

Market Rankings

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Gartner Peer Insights

Huawei Scale-Out Storage Is Named a Customer's Choice for 2nd Year Straight

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IDC Market Rankings

#1 in IDC's China Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Market Overview, H1, 2022.

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ESG Recommended

Test verification: recommended as the next generation storage system designed for High-Performance Data Analytics (HPDA).

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Interop Best of Show Awards

Winner of the Grand Prize in the Server & Storage category at Interop Tokyo 2021.


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Economical Storage for Mass Data

The OceanStor scale-out storage series implements EC to deliver industry-leading disk space utilization of 91.6%. That's 2.75x the figure for a traditional three-copy mode, slashing the hardware and physical space required and bringing down energy consumption.

The series provides state-of-the-art data reduction solutions for life sciences and digital pathology, optimizing the use of storage space.

The series also scales out to 4096 nodes, for flexible resource purchasing and deployment on demand.

It provides precision purchasing with a sales model of available capacity1, optimizing investments made.

Equipped with native HDFS capabilities, the decoupled storage-compute big data solution is compatible with mainstream big data platforms and components, for diversified data analytics with 30% lower TCO.

Notes: 1 Actual capacity that stores service data.

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Efficient Processing for Diverse Data

Software algorithms are offloaded onto processors for hardware acceleration. In addition, OceanStor scale-out storage uses an intelligent and lossless network that delivers consistent latency of less than 1 ms2, quickly responding to critical workloads.

A single bucket houses up to 100 billion objects without compromising performance, eliminating the need to use multiple buckets for large applications.

Excellent I/O throughput is provided for applications that involve a massive volume of small files. The fully symmetric distributed architecture enables massive and linear performance expansion.

Full-lifecycle storage system management predicts and handles resource usage and faults in advance, radically streamlining O&M.

Notes: 2 Applicable to scale-out block storage.

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Everlasting Operations for Online Services

The industry-leading distributed active-active architecture across clusters3 implements load balancing, where RPO = 0 and RTO ≈ 0, protecting core data assets.

The innovative disaster recovery solution that extends across 2 to 12 sites4 offers a choice between cross-site EC and multi-copy options, delivering improved reliability and space utilization.

EC provides powerful redundancy protection to guarantee the stable running of applications even if four nodes or four cabinets are simultaneously faulty.

Comprehensive system sub-health detection and pre-processing accurately eliminate potential network, node, and component faults — all in advance.

E2E data consistency verification provides high data availability for concurrent services.

Notes: 3 Applicable to scale-out block storage. 4 Applicable to scale-out object storage.


Huawei OceanStor Pacific Scale-Out Storage

OceanStor 9000 V5

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Huawei OceanStor Pacific Scale-Out Storage

New-gen intelligent OceanStor scale-out storage products with superb scale-out capabilities and in various product forms, meeting the needs of a wide range of applications such as high-performance computing (HPC), AI applications, virtualization/cloud resource pools, databases, big data analytics, and backup and archiving of distributed.

Performance Models

OceanStor Pacific 9950

An all-flash scale-out storage system that houses eight storage nodes per 5U chassis, all using NVMe SSDs, offering outstanding performance, capacity, and scalability to support performance-intensive unstructured data workloads.

OceanStor Pacific 9920

An all-flash SSD scale-out storage system that features one node per 2U chassis, offering outstanding performance and flexible component configurations to meet the access requirements of diverse structured and unstructured data workloads.

Balanced Models

OceanStor Pacific 9550

A large-capacity scale-out storage system that houses 120 disks per 5U chassis, offering superb cost-effectiveness and scalability, and supporting large-scale unstructured data workloads.

OceanStor Pacific 9546

OceanStor Pacific 9546 is a new high-density balanced scale-out storage product launched by Huawei. It provides two options: one chassis with one node and one chassis with two nodes. Each chassis uses HDDs as large-capacity main storage and provides 1080 TB raw capacity. OceanStor Pacific 9546 is applicable to hybrid workload access of mass unstructured data, and can work with OceanStor Pacific high-performance products to form a tiered data storage solution.

OceanStor Pacific 9540

A scale-out storage system that houses one node per 4U chassis, offering high capacity density and flexible component configurations to meet the access requirements of diverse structured and unstructured data workloads.

OceanStor Pacific 9520

A scale-out storage system that houses one node per 2U chassis, offering multiple device types and flexible component configurations to meet the access requirements of diverse structured and unstructured data workloads.

Archiving Models

OceanStor Pacific 9350

An archive model of high-density scale-out storage. Each 5 U chassis houses two storage nodes and up to 120 HDDs. Delivering excellent scalability, it is perfect for scenarios that store massive amounts of video stream data.

OceanStor Pacific 9346

OceanStor Pacific 9346 is an archive model. Each 4 U chassis houses up to 60 HDDs and uses them as main storage. It is applicable to high-performance camera video and image stream data scenarios.

OceanStor Pacific 9340

A scale-out storage system that houses one node per 4 U chassis. It provides high capacity density and flexible component configurations to meet the need to store both video and image stream data.

OceanStor 9000 V5

OceanStor 9000 V5

Scale-out file storage with fully symmetric distributed architecture stores hundreds of PBs and achieves TB/s throughput.

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    Gartner Peer Insights
    "Customers' Choice"

    Huawei Scale-Out Storage Is Named a
    Customer's Choice for 2nd Year Straight



OceanStor High-Performance Data Analytics

With extensive applications in scientific research, oil and gas production, and genome sequencing, HPC has high requirements for computing and storage performance, scalability, and Return On Investment (ROI).


Huawei OceanStor Pacific: the Storage for Big Data

Store more data, use less space. The Decoupled Storage-Compute Big Data Solution allows you to expand resources on demand whilst ensuring high analytical efficiency.


Huawei OceanStor Pacific: the Storage for Backup & Archive

With a scale-out object storage foundation, the solution provides services for mass unstructured data, covering production, backup, and archiving.


Virtual/Cloud Resource Pool

When transitioning from physical to virtual and cloud architecture, scale-out storage is essential.
The OceanStor Pacific Series provides scale-out storage resource pools with flexibility on-demand for virtual and cloud environments, significantly improving resource deployment, expansion, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) efficiency.

Typical uses: Channel access clouds for Internet finance, agile development and testing, carrier cloud services in Business Operation Management (BOM) domains, B2B loud resource pools, e-government clouds, and industry clouds.


Intelligent Video Storage

Intelligent video storage is vital to Smart City projects, with widespread application in resource waste awareness and vehicle recognition. This can generate dozens of PBs of video and image data for a medium-sized city.
The OceanStor Pacific Series connects to mainstream video storage platforms and provides enterprise-grade file storage with broad compatibility. It also uses high-density hardware and software with performance optimization to provide diversified video and image storage capabilities.

Typical uses: Smart City projects and smart rail transportation.

Case Studies

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Huawei OceanStor Scale-Out Storage Accelerates Core Services

Liaoning Mobile, a fully-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Limited (China Mobile), is responsible for the network construction, maintenance, and telecommunications operations of China Mobile in Liaoning, Northeast China.

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Huawei OceanStor Scale-Out Storage Carries Mission-Critical and Emerging Services

China Merchants Bank (CMB) has positioned itself as a bank that incorporates lightweight Financial Technology (FinTech). To better serve its customers, CMB is poised to transform itself for the digital era.

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Constructing the World's First SKA Prototype with Huawei OceanStor Mass Data Storage

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory has deployed Huawei OceanStor mass data storage to build prototype core service storage architecture for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), an international scientific project that aims to build the world's largest radio telescope, with the aim of eventually having a collection area of over a square kilometer in total.

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Using Mass Data to Open a New Era of Energy Exploration for Sinopec Geophysical Research Institute

Sinopec Geophysical Research Institute (SGRI), a subsidiary of the China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), acts as an advisory body for the development of geophysical prospecting technology in China. In addition, it serves as a Research and Development (R&D) center for advanced and core geophysics technology as well as geophysical software, helping to popularize the use of each, along with providing technical support to important geophysical prospecting projects.