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    OceanStor Scale-Out Storage

    Embrace new workloads of the yottabyte era and
    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 yottabyte per year, of which more than 95% will be unstructured data. Mass unstructured data now plays a major role in enterprise production and decision-making systems.

Huawei OceanStor scale-out storage series is fully embracing the yottabyte era by consistently adopting innovative, cutting-edge architectures and technologies. Huawei OceanStor focuses on scenarios like virtualization and cloud resource pool, big data analytics, high-performance data analysis (HPDA), intelligent video and image, backup, and archiving. It is built on a robust data foundation that delivers efficient hybrid workloads, simplified data management, and enhanced data resilience, unleashing the full potential of mass unstructured data while addressing any uncertainties that may arise in future applications.

Why OceanStor Scale-Out Storage

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OceanStor Pacific ranks highest in 5 out of 7 use cases in the 2023 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage report

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Gartner Peer Insights

OceanStor scale-out storage is named a Customer's Choice for 2nd year straight

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IO500 Rankings Top1

OceanStor Pacific scale-out storage tops in the IO500 10 node research list

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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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IDC Market Rankings

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


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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.

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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.

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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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A Product That's Right for You

OceanStor Pacific Scale-Out Storage

OceanStor 9000 V5

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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 and 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 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.