Building Reliable Data Infrastructure in the Multi-Cloud Era

With the development of digitalization, new digital applications are booming. More and more enterprises are subscribing to the multi-cloud IT construction mode, involving multiple public and private clouds to fully leverage the technical advantages of their cloud platforms. Huawei data storage is already working to fully embrace multi-cloud. It empowers free data mobility across clouds, and implements unified data view and scheduling to facilitate cloud-based reconstruction of data center applications and build the optimal data infrastructure in the multi-cloud era.

Three Challenges to Data Infrastructure Construction in the Multi-Cloud Era
  • Data Transfer
    The existing siloed full-stack architecture leads to isolated data systems.
  • Data Sharing
    The lack of tiered data flow across clouds creates difficulties for data sharing.
  • Application Reconstruction
    Enterprise data centers need to implement application cloudification and scale-out deployment, and support PaaS and SaaS services of the public cloud.
Multi-Cloud Strategy of Data StorageBuilding Reliable Data Infrastructure in the Multi-Cloud Era

Huawei data storage is already working to fully embrace multi-cloud and build the optimal data infrastructure in the multi-cloud era. It provides a full range of storage products to build a strong storage resource foundation, and leverages the storage capabilities of intelligent data tiering to empower free data mobility across clouds. The Global File System (GFS) offers a global view to enable data resource sharing and mobility across clouds and data centers. Container storage enables cloud-based reconstruction of data center applications and cross-cloud application deployment, facilitating smooth service migration.

Building Storage Capabilities of Intelligent Data Tiering to Empower Cross-Cloud Data Mobility

Intelligent data tiering and global storage resource sharing enable free data mobility across clouds. Cloud Tier forms a complete tiering mechanism for hot, warm, and cold data based on data tiering policies, and this enables data to flow freely between on-premises storage and the cloud on demand. As for backup, native cloud backup interconnects with AWS and Huawei Cloud, delivering the lowest TCO.

Building Data Sharing Capabilities with GFS to Empower Unified Data View and Scheduling Across Clouds

As future scenarios will be likely to involve multiple regions and multiple data centers, Huawei data storage has built a global file system (GFS) to integrate on- and off-cloud storage resources, build a global namespace based on unified metadata, and provide access to the global data view at any time. Simultaneously, the unified data scheduling capability sets scheduling policies to enable data across domains, clusters, vendors, and clouds to move efficiently and securely on demand, improving data access efficiency.

Leveraging a Container Storage Solution to Enable Cloud-Native Application Transformation of Data Centers

Huawei data storage supports Container Storage Interface (CSI) plug-in that is widely compatible with mainstream container cloud platforms to provide persistently high performance, reliability, and on-demand storage resources, realizing 30% higher resource provisioning efficiency than the industry average. In addition, Huawei provides the Container Disaster Recovery (CDR) plug-in to provide application-level cross-cloud and cross-DC DR for containers, granting cloud-native key applications the same DR capabilities as traditional applications and strengthening data resilience and reliability of service applications in container scenarios.

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Adopting a Diskless Data Center Architecture to Achieve Efficient Storage of Multi-Cloud Mass Data

Huawei OceanDisk smart disk enclosure is designed to enable a diskless architecture that separates local disks from servers to create a remote storage pool. This innovative approach ensures independent storage and compute elasticity. OceanDisk is seamlessly connected to servers through NoF+ high-speed Ethernet, delivering storage performance equivalent to local disks. In addition, multiple technologies such as data reduction and disk sub-health management are used to effectively reduce costs, simplify O&M, and enable cloud and Internet data centers to achieve energy efficiency, high performance, and unwavering reliability.

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