Huawei introduces unified storage products and servers

ICT solutions provider Huawei has launched four unified storage products and four servers, targeting its growing enterprise customers.

While the OceanStor T unified storage series is designed to offer better intelligence and simplicity in the cloud era, Tecal high-end servers will deliver substantially more powerful performance and reliability.

The OceanStor T series’ four product models include OceanStor S2600T, OceanStor S5500T, OceanStor S5600T, and OceanStor S5800.

“Huawei constantly increases its investment in storage intelligence, and enables its storage products to achieve simplified management and low TCO. Huawei storage products can meet the changing performance requirements of diversified applications,” said Kim Wang, analyst from ESG-Sino.

Enterprises will benefit by using for a wide scope of applications, including large database OLTP/OLAP, high-performance computing, digital media, Internet commerce, central storage, data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration.

A T series storage system can provide PB-level storage capacity for various types of service data. This reduces management complexity and total cost of ownership.

The OceanStor T series incorporates self-developed Smart series software such as SmartMotion, SmartTier, SmartCache, SmartThin, and SmartQoS.

“Cloud computing is an inevitable trend in the storage industry, and therefore a key focus of Huawei’s. Huawei storage aims to provide a stable, efficient, and scalable ‘unified storage cloud engine’ solution,” said Fan Ruiqi, president of Huawei Storage Product Line.

Recently, Huawei launched multiple enterprise products at CeBIT 2012. The new products will assist the Chinese gear maker to increase revenue from enterprise business. Huawei Enterprise global sales contracts totaled $3.8 billion in 2011, up from $2 billion in 2010.

After a series of Tecal V2 Servers launched in March 2012, Huawei continues to deploy high-end servers with state-of-the-art performance for the enterprise market. The 4-socket rack server, H2485 V2, 4-socket blade server, BH640 V2, (based on Intel E5-4600) and the 4-socket and 8-socket top-end servers RH5885 V2 (based on E7-4800 and E7-8800) are concurrently launched with the fourth generation PEIe SSD card ES3000. The extensive Tecal series of servers are regarded for their high performance, reliability and various optimization algorithms to help application speed and efficiency.

RH2485 V2 provides outstanding features and functions that are integrated into the manageable two U space. The RH2485V2’s flexible extensibility, powerful performance, and excellent energy efficiency holds five world records in the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation test. BH640 V2 supports Huawei E6000H shelves and runs four CPUs, providing the highest computing density (5 processors per U) in the blade field. RH5885 V2 offers the best performance among Huawei X86 servers and implements Huawei’s leading technology with 35 fault-tolerant features to ensure reliability for customers’ key applications.

“Among our many key technologies, Tecal servers stand out for powerful performance, high reliability and efficient energy-saving. Guided by customer-centric orientation, we will continue to provide competitive servers and application acceleration solutions, making IT infrastructure more convenient and energy efficient,” said Qiu Long, general manager of Huawei Servers.

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