Huawei launches OceanStor Pacific series storage system

Huawei has launched OceanStor Pacific Series storage system targeting customers in sectors, such as carriers, finance, government, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation.
Peter Zhou, President of Huawei Data Storage
Peter Zhou, President of Huawei Data Storage

Huawei said its OceanStor storage, which delivers efficient and cost-effective services for AI, HPC, videos, and other mass data scenarios, has been deployed in more than 150 countries for more than 12,000 customers.

“Mass data will play an increasingly important role in enterprise digital transformation. Only 2 percent of global data is stored, and only 10 percent of the data is being mined for further value. Enterprises are facing insufficient capacity, data silos, and complex management when dealing with mass data,” Peter Zhou, president of Huawei Data Storage and Intelligent Vision Product Line, said.

Huawei, which released its first generation of file storage in 2009, has invested in mass data storage ever since, ranking No. 1 in market share in China for four consecutive years.

Huawei said it storage system streamlines data processing across different phases. Data does not need to be migrated between multiple storage systems, improving service processing efficiency by 25 percent and reducing space by 20 percent.
Shang Haifeng, President of Huawei Mass Storage DomainThis series breaks the architectural boundary with the innovative vNode mode along with the next-generation elastic EC technology. It yields a disk utilization of up to 93 percent, over 40 percent higher than the industry average.

Its node with high density and large capacity supports 120 disks in a 5 U space with 2.67x density than general-purpose storage servers and 62.5 percent space reduction. Hot, warm, and cold data is automatically tiered onto SSDs, HDDs, and Blu-ray disks on demand, meaning that data can flow freely without intervention.