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    OceanStor Scale-Out Storage

    Embrace the new workloads of the yottabyte era to unlock the value of mass data.


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Designed for Mass Unstructured Data

Huawei’s Global Industry Vision (GIV) predicts that, by 2030, the total data generated globally will reach 1 YB — yottabyte — per year. That's around a million trillion megabytes and more than 95 % of that figure will be unstructured data. No surprise, then, that mass unstructured data is now playing a major role in enterprise production and decision-making systems.

Huawei's OceanStor scale-out storage series helps enterprises fully embrace the yottabyte era through innovative, state-of-the-art architectures and technologies. Designed for a full range of enterprise applications — from virtualization and cloud resource pools, to big data analytics and High Performance Data Analytics (HPDA), intelligent video and image handling, and backup and archiving — OceanStor is built on a robust data foundation that delivers efficient hybrid workloads, simplified data management, and enhanced data resilience. This is the foundation that unleashes the full potential of mass unstructured data while addressing the uncertainties that may arise in future applications.

Choose OceanStor Scale-Out Storage

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Gartner Peer Insights

OceanStor Pacific Scale-out Storage is Named a Customers' Choice for the Second Year in a Row.

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OceanStor Pacific Scale-out Storage Tops the IO500 10-node Research List.

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Recommends OceanStor Pacific Scale-out storage as the next Generation Storage for HPDA.

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Interop Best of Show Awards

OceanStor Pacific Scale-out Storage Wins Best of Show Award Grand Prize at Interop Tokyo 2021.

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IDC Market Rankings

First place in IDC's China Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Market Overview, 2022.

Real-World Benefits

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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 ms, quickly responding to critical workloads.1

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

Excellent Input/Output (I/O) throughput is provided for applications that involve a massive volume of small files. 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 Operations and Maintenance (O&M).

Notes: 1 Applicable to scale-out block storage.

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Uninterrupted Operations for Online Services

State-of-the-art distributed active-active architecture across clusters implements load balancing, where RPO = 0 and RTO ≈ 0, protecting core data assets.2

The innovative Disaster Recovery (DR) solution extends across 2–12 sites, offering a choice between cross-site Erasure Coding (EC) and multi-copy options, delivering improved reliability and space utilization.3

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.

End to End (E2E) data consistency verification provides high data availability for concurrent services.

Notes: 2 Applicable to scale-out block storage. 3 Applicable to scale-out object storage.

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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 of a traditional three-copy mode, slashing the hardware needed and the physical space required, as well as 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 capacity, optimizing investments made.4

Equipped with native Hadoop Distributed File System (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 Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

Notes: 4 Actual capacity that stores service data.

A Product That's Right for You

OceanStor Pacific Scale-Out Storage

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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.

Industry Applications

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OceanStor Pacific Storage for 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 ROI.

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OceanStor Pacific 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.

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OceanStor Pacific Storage for Archiving Mass Data

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

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OceanStor Pacific Storage for Media

A stable, smooth, and reliable solution crafted to meet the demands of media industry operations such as ingestion, editing, broadcasting, management, and storage.

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OceanStor Pacific Storage for Video

Huawei video storage is a powerful tool designed to provide access, storage, and forwarding functions for video and images across various industries, including government, transportation, and enterprise.

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OceanStor Pacific Object Storage for Financial Document Images

Huawei's storage solution for financial document image builds an efficient, reliable, and ecosystem-friendly object storage foundation, offering key capabilities such as multi-load support, multi-protocol interworking, cross-site multi-active mode, and deduplication and compression based on Huawei scale-out storage.

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OceanStor Pacific Storage for Digital Pathology

Based on Huawei scale-out storage, massive digital slide storage and high-concurrency image retrieval capabilities are supported, without frame freezing.

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OceanStor Pacific Storage for Medical PACS Imaging

Huawei scale-out storage offers a robust file storage for the medical PACS imaging.

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OceanStor Pacific Storage for Virtual/Cloud Resource Pool

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.

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.