Huawei, a global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider, unveiled the OceanStor 18000 Storage System at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Designed to meet the exploding need for data to support business transformations of both operators and enterprises, the OceanStor 18000 delivers over 1 Million SPC-1 IOPSTM and 99.9999% availability. Utilizing an advanced architecture which can be seamlessly expanded to 16 controllers, 3 TB of cache, and as much as 7 PB storage capacity, the OceanStor 18000 provides all the capabilities and capacities needed by operators to support the rapidly evolving virtualized networks.
“With the Smart Matrix architecture, RAID 2.0+ disk virtualization technology, Smart series resource management software, and comprehensive disaster recovery solutions, OceanStor 18000 delivers unrivaled performance, availability and capabilities in a cost-effective manner,” said Mr. Jiawei Sun, Marketing Director of the Huawei IT Product Line. “We are seeing great interest from customers and compliments from the industry analysts.”
In December 2013, Frost & Sullivan presented the 2013 New Product Innovation Leadership Award in High-end Storage Market (Global) to OceanStor 18000. Frost & Sullivan believes that the Smart Matrix architecture greatly accelerates data exchange, ensures high availability, and improves storage performance. When combined with RAID 2.0+, the architecture makes OceanStor 18000 even more secure, reliable, flexible, and efficient.
Referencing the fact that the OceanStor 18000 demonstrated 1,005,893 SPC-1 IOPSTM in the SPC benchmark performance test, Mr. Sun said, “This is the first time that a hybrid storage system, containing both SSD and normal disks was able to exceed 1 million IOPS in this test. This is a tribute to both the architecture and the advanced software of the OceanStor 18000.”
OceanStor 18000 was launched in China at the end of 2012 and over 150 sets were sold during 2013. According to some industry reports, Huawei was the leader in the number of enterprise storage systems sold in China for Q3 2013. Customers include government, carrier, finance, energy, manufacturing, and transportation companies, who have found that OceanStor 18000 provides a secure, trusted, flexible, and efficient storage solution for critical services.
MWC 2014 will be held in Barcelona from February 24 to 27. Huawei will showcase its latest products and solutions at Fira Gran Via Hall 1 and Hall 3.