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HUAWEI OceanStor V3 Series

Converged Storage Systems Employing a Cloud-Oriented Architecture

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Contents

Trend and challenges of


1 enterprises' IT systems

Converged storage systems employing


2 a cloud-oriented architecture

3 Success stories

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Challenges facing traditional IT systems as services skyrocket

Service 1 Service 2 Service 3 …


Server Server Server … Server

Storage Storage Storage Storage

Complex service deployment: silo-style system construction, slowing down the rollout of new services
Difficult data exchange: a variety of services, making data communication and sharing difficult
High O&M costs: a diversity of devices, lowering the computing and storage resource utilization

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Enterprises' IT systems start employing a cloud-oriented
architecture
Service 1 Service 2 Service 3 …

As the hardware differences of IT systems are


Cloud-based IT system Open shielded, a variety of services can be easily
deployed and flexibly expanded.
Server Server Server Computing and storage resource pools enable
Sharing
resources to be flexibly allocated and data to freely
Storage Storage Storage flow.
Simple Devices from multiple vendors can be managed in
a unified manner.

Cloud-based IT systems, enabling the on-demand


allocation of computing and storage resources
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The computing layer has been cloudified

Service 1 Service 2 Service 3 …

Server differences are shielded, enabling services


to deployed easily and quickly.
Cloud-based computing layer Computing resources can be flexibly allocated
based on service requirements.
Server Server Server Server
A wide range of data protection policies can be
provided based on site requirements.

The unified management platform enables


computing resources to be flexibly scheduled.
Storage Storage Storage Storage

Resources can be allocated on demand on the computing layer but


cannot on the storage layer.
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How does the storage layer adapt to the cloudification trend?

Storage Storage Cloud-based storage layer

Storage Storage Storage Storage

Storage Storage

Low space utilization


On-demand storage resource allocation
Confined data flowing
Complex management
Slow service deployment

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Contents

Trend and challenges of


1 enterprises' IT systems

Converged storage systems employing


2 a cloud-oriented architecture

3 Success stories

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On-demand: a big challenge facing traditional storage systems

Investment

x
SAN NAS SSD
storage storage storage

SAN NAS SSD


On-demand
storagestorage storage
storage
resource
SAN NAS SSD On-demand data allocation
storage storage storage protection

SAN NAS On-demand


storage storage performance and
capacity
SAN On-demand service
storage deployment

Time
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The converged OceanStor V3 series tackles challenges
in cloudification
Convergence of
SAN and NAS
Convergence of
HDDs and SSDs Convergence of
Convergence of high-end,
primary storage
mid-range, and entry-level systems
storage systems

Convergence of
Convergence of primary
and backup storage backup storage
systems systems
Convergence of
Convergence of
heterogeneous storage third-party
systems storage systems
OceanStor V3 series

OceanStor V3 series: converged storage systems that employ OceanStor OS

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Convergence of SAN and NAS — On-demand service deployment

Traditional storage OceanStor V3 series

NAS
SAN NAS Or
SAN NAS + SAN

Two storage devices are required to provide SAN Block- and file-level data storage is unified, requiring no
and NAS services. additional file engines, simplifying deployment, and
The efficiency of databases and file sharing reducing purchase cost.
services cannot be maximized. The efficiency of databases and file sharing services is
notably improved.

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Convergence of SSDs and HDDs — On-demand performance
and capacity
Traditional storage OceanStor V3 series

HDD storage system SSD storage system HDD SSD

HDD pool SSD pool

To choose large-capacity and cost- All-flash arrays are optimized to put the high performance
effective traditional HDD storage and low latency advantages of SSDs into full play.
systems or to choose high-
performance SSD storage systems? HDDs and SSDs are converged to meet the performance
This is a question. requirements of complex services.

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Convergence of primary and backup storage — On-demand
data protection
Traditional storage OceanStor V3 series

Backup
software on
the server

Primary Backup
storage storage

Backup storage is perfectly integrated into primary storage,


Backup server + backup software + backup storage
requiring no additional backup software and reducing
High cost and complex network your purchase cost.
Primary storage and backup storage are managed in a
unified manner, simplifying the O&M of backup solutions.

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Convergence of high-end, mid-range, and entry-level
storage systems — On-demand data value
Traditional storage OceanStor V3 series

High- High-
end end

Entry- Mid- Entry- Mid-


level range level range

Diverse architectures High-end, mid-range, and entry-level storage systems


interwork, enabling free data flow.
Different operation habits
High-end, mid-range, and entry-level storage
No data flow systems are managed in a unified manner, multiple
times the efficiency.

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Convergence of heterogeneous storage systems — On-demand
storage resource allocation
Traditional storage OceanStor V3 series

Heterogeneous devices and diverse


operating systems

Storage systems from different vendors have Legacy storage systems are reused, protecting the original
diverse models and run different operating systems. investment.
Complex management and low efficiency Pools of third-party storage resources simplify storage
management and achieve cloud-based storage.

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HUAWEI OceanStor V3 series storage systems

5300/5500 V3 5600/5800 V3 6800 V3

Unified software/hardware/management platform

Software-defined storage, simplifying services

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End-to-end "highway"

Fast Fast Fast


host ports internal bus back-end ports

16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel


PCIe 3.0 12 Gbit/s SAS
56 Gbit/s InfiniBand

Bandwidth improvement by 100%


Easily adaptive to video storage and large-file processing scenarios

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Innovative smart cards

Software-defined interface card


An interface card supports a variety of protocols.
Users can configure interface cards based on
site requirements.

Support for 8/16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, 10GE , and


10 Gbit/s FCoE.

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Disaster Recovery Data Center Solution (Active-Active Mode)

Data center A Oracle RAC cluster


DB2 (PowerHA)
Data center B Active-active arrays (HyperMetro)
SQL Server (MSFC)
VMware vSphere cluster
FusionSphere cluster  Real active-active, RTO = 0
 Cross-site service load sharing
 SCSI optimization, improving
SAN/NAS SAN/NAS performance by 30%
 No gateway, simple and reliable
 Heterogeneous deployment, reuse
HyperMetro of old devices
 Upgrade to 3DC without
interrupting services
OceanStor V3 OceanStor V3

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Simple management platform

End-to-end visual management


One graphical management interface,
enabling the unified management of all
storage devices
Quick start and master in minutes
Two-step capacity expansion, which takes
15s
Five-step system configuration, which takes
40s

Reducing the storage configuration


Mobile Data recovery
management management
Third-party
storage integration
time by 50%

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Open for cooperation to seamlessly fit into IT environments
Veritas CDP ERP
Application Database & RAC
Simpana SMI-S

Windows SLES RHEL Solaris


Operating
Mac OS X AIX OLE
system

Hypervisor vSphere XenServer Hyper-V OVM

Server Power\x86 X86 x86 SPARC Mac Pro SPARC

Network HBA & Switch HBA HBA Switch Switch

Storage SVC NSS

300+ technical and configuration guides 500+ certificates


400,000+ authenticated IT application scenarios 6000+ pages of the interoperability matrix
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Contents

Trend and challenges of


1 enterprises' IT systems

Converged storage systems employing


2 a cloud-oriented architecture

3 Success stories

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The only vendor engaged in the open platform construction
of ICBC in 2013
Customer Pain Points

Skyrocketing unstructured data posed an urgent


requirement on storage systems.
Massive unstructured data was stored in mid-range
and even high-end storage systems, resulting in low
return on investment (ROI).
The lifecycle management of service data needed to
be improved.

Solution

Employed OceanStor enterprise unified storage


systems to classify services in terms of service
levels and application environments.

Tiered storage resources and provided different


storage tiers for different services, improving data
lifecycle management.

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Safeguarding Golden Auditing Project of China National
Audit Office
Customer Pain Points
Central management and protection must be provided for
service data of China National Audit Office (NAO)'s Beijing
headquarters and its 18 resident offices.
Service data generated by NAO's functional departments
was structured data, and must be stored on storage systems
featuring high reliability and robust performance.
The storage systems must support unified storage and could
provide unified disaster recovery services for resident offices.

Solution

Employed OceanStor enterprise unified storage systems


that support innovative 32:1 shared disaster recovery to
provide CNAO's headquarters and its 18 resident offices with
flexible and ease-of-use shared disaster recovery services.

Provided specialized data disaster recovery test services


and helped the customer periodically test and authenticate
data in the disaster recovery center.

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Assisting Hunan Local Taxation Bureau in tax reform

Customer Pain Points

30 complex service systems were working at the same


time and must be remotely protected.

Service increase requirements in the next five years


must be met.

Solution

Employed intra-city disaster recovery to safeguard


customers' service data.
Leveraged OceanStor enterprise storage systems that
are scalable up to 7 PB to fit customers' long-term plans.
OceanStor enterprise storage systems ranked No.
1 in storage performance and could easily bear 30
service systems.

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Safeguarding the social security data of 1.3 billion residents
in China
Customer Pain Points

The personal data of China's 1.3 billion residents


must be kept for 200 years as required by the law.
It was estimated that social security data would
increase to petabytes in 2018 at an annual growth rate of
50%.
24/7 stable service running must be ensured.

Solution

Consolidated four major services of Ministry of


Human Resources and Social Security of the People's
Republic of China (MOHRSS) into one storage
system.
Enabled the four services to access the same data set,
improving the work efficiency by four times.

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Optimizing China State Grid's D5000 intelligent dispatch system

Customer Pain Points

Stable, secure, and normal operating of power grid


and reliable power supplies

Efficient, secure, and stable supervisory control


and data acquisition (SCADA) data

Solution
Employed Huawei OceanStor enterprise unified
storage systems that boast 100,000 IOPS to
excellently meet the application requirements of
provincial and network dispatch databases.
Leveraged SSD acceleration to improve storage
system performance and maximize return on
investment (ROI).

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