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OceanStor Dorado V3 All-Flash Storage System

Huawei’s OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage, the industry’s first commercial use of NVMe storage, is the ideal choice for enterprise mission-critical businesses.

It employs Huawei FlashlinkTM technology to provide 7 million IOPS, boosting application performance by 3-fold, and keeping 0.5-millisecond consistent latency with inline compression, inline de-duplication, and snapshot enabled. It delivers a gateway-free active-active solution to ensure RPO=0 and RTO≈0, upgradable to the 3DC solution to achieve 99.9999 percent availability. It also features 3:1 data reduction guarantee, leading to OPEX savings of 75 percent.

The OceanStor Dorado V3 is applied to databases, VDI, server virtualization, and SAP HANA.

Listen to Our Customers

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    Telecom Italia: Saving 72% in OPEX

    Telecom Italia (TI) replaced 55 racks of legacy storage with nine racks of Huawei all-flash storage. OceanStor Dorado V3 guarantees 3:1 data reduction, which saved TI 72% in OPEX.

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    Hi3G Sweden: Providing Optimal Network Services

    Hi3G Sweden has observed yearly data increases of over 20%. Huawei’s storage solution delivers a 300% improvement to system running speeds, lowers TCO by over 50%, and ensures continuity of core businesses.

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    KPN: Accelerating Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation

    Huawei’s all-flash data acceleration solution is based on the OceanStor Dorado V3 and supports critical billing and CRM businesses of KPN. By providing 6,000 IOPS/TB storage service at 0.5 ms latency, the solution meets the highest performance requirements.




OceanStor Dorado5000 V3

OceanStor Dorado6000 V3

OceanStor Dorado18000 V3

Maximum Number of Controllers


System Cache (dual-controller, expanding with the number of controllers)

512 GB to 4 TB

256 GB to 4 TB

512 GB to 16 TB

512 GB to 16 TB

Supported Storage Protocols

FC, iSCSI, and InfiniBand

Type of Front-end Ports

8 Gbit/s or 16 Gbit/s FC, 10 GE iSCSI/FCoE, and 56 Gbit/s InfiniBand

Type of Back-end Ports

PCIe 3.0

SAS 3.0

SAS 3.0

SAS 3.0

Maximum Number of SSDs

200 (9,600*)

1,400 (9,600*)

2,400 (9,600*)

3,200 (9,600*)

Supported SSDs

960 GB/1.92 TB/3.84 TB/7.68 TB/15.36 TB NVMe SSD

960 GB/1.92 TB/3.84 TB/7.68 TB/15.36 TB SAS SSD

960 GB/1.92 TB/3.84 TB/7.68 TB/15.36 TB SAS SSD

960 GB/1.92 TB/3.84 TB/7.68 TB/15.36 TB SAS SSD

Supported RAID Levels

RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10*, RAID-TP (tolerating simultaneous failure of 3 SSDs)

Maximum Number of Hosts


Maximum Number of LUNs





Value-added Features

SmartDedupe (intelligent inline de-duplication)      SmartCompression (intelligent inline compression)

SmartThin (intelligent thin provisioning)                SmartVirtualization (intelligent heterogeneous virtualization)

SmartMigration (intelligent LUN migration)           SmartQoS (intelligent QoS control)

HyperSnap (snapshot)                                         HyperClone (LUN Clone)

HyperReplication (remote replication)                  HyperMetro (gateway-free active-active solution)

Storage Management Software

DeviceManager (device management)         UltraPath (multi-path management)

eService (remote maintenance management)

Operating System Compatibility

AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows

Supported Virtualization Environment Software

Huawei FusionSphere, VMware, XenServer, Hyper-V, and other virtualization platforms

VMware VAAI/VASA/SRM/VVOL, Hyper-V, and other value-added features

Integration with vSphere and vCenter

* Please contact Huawei sales for options.

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