Huawei announces next-gen OceanStor Pacific Series

Zhou: Mass data will play an increasingly important role in enterprise digital transformation.Huawei has launched the next-generation of its OceanStor Pacific Series mass storage system that delivers efficient, cost-effective, and reliable services for AI, HPC, videos, and other mass data scenarios.

The new edition breaks architectural, service, and performance boundaries, and leverages multi-protocol interworking, next-generation elastic EC algorithm, and a series of dedicated hardware.

As the currency of modern business models, digital production turns data into opportunities, which translates to services and profits.

Enterprises need to find a way of cost-effectively collecting and storing various data such as structured data from core services and mass unstructured data from 5G, IoT and UHD. AI technologies are then used to analyse, process and convert the massive amounts of data into valuable knowledge and services.

According to Peter Zhou, President of Data Storage and Intelligent Vision Product Line at Huwaei, mass data will play an increasingly important role in enterprise digital transformation.

“Today, only two 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. Our OceanStor Pacific Series is designed to answer these pain points, setting a new benchmark for efficient, economical, everlasting mass data storage, and helping us become the trusted choice for mass data,” he added.

Combining know-how and innovations
First introduced in 2009, the OceanStor Pacific Series is the result of combining know-how in software and hardware, and innovations in efficiency, cost, and reliability.

In autonomous driving R&D, one Huawei 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.

The series supports 120 disks in a 5U 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.