[Shanghai, China, September 19, 2015] At HCC2015, Huawei released future-proof OceanStor DJ, a data service platform that can provide data storage and management services on demand through unified management over storage resources, thereby greatly improving operation efficiency in data centers.
Drawing strength from best practices accumulated by Huawei over years, OceanStor DJ defines services by customer-oriented dictions and intelligently provides configuration and matching of optimal storage resources, shortening the time needed for deploying an IT application to less than 300 seconds.
Joy Huang, Vice President of Huawei IT Product Line, releases service-Driven OceanStor DJ at the HCC2015
Thanks to OceanStor DJ, administrators can flexibly select needed data management services from enterprise application markets, deploy them in resource pools of their cloud data centers, and therefore quickly establish application systems customized to particular service needs without extra operations such as storage configuration, mounting, and tuning. Adding to its appeal, OceanStor DJ can immediately archive and recycle offline service data and released storage resources, notably enhancing IT operation efficiency.
Orchestrated based on the storage hardware and software of the same brand, conventional service catalogs tie up customers to certain applications. Freeing up customers from worry of vendor lock-in, OceanStor DJ allows third-party applications to provide storage services with an open architecture.
Huawei is closely working with 30-plus storage application vendors, aiming to provide professional and easy-to-use data services such as data protection, databases, Big Data, and data security through OceanStor DJ.
Speaking to OceanStor DJ, Fan Ruiqi, President of Huawei Storage Product Line, commented: "Associating with Disc Jockey (DJ), OceanStor DJ can schedule storage resources based on service characteristics, automatically deploy data management applications, and optimize resources in line with service dynamics the same way as a DJ selects and plays music to entertain audience. In response to the staggering amounts of data in cloud data centers, OceanStor DJ provides storage as a service (SaaS) for enterprise IT systems, freeing up engineers from heavy workload in managing data storage and making them more focus on service transformation and innovation."
Through a process of technical innovation and cooperation, ICBC and Huawei leverage OceanStor DJ to centrally manage storage resources while dramatically improving storage resource utilization. Specifically, OceanStor DJ delivers storage resources and functionality as a self-help service to business departments, reducing deployment time from weeks to a few minutes. Expanding their cooperation in data protection, migration, and analysis, both parties seek to deepen joint development and innovation in building up a more efficient data service platform.
[Voice of customers]
"The early years of our growing partnership have witnessed innovation and success in our solutions with Huawei OceanStor with shared customers," said Bob Hammer, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Commvault. "At Commvault, we are happy and proud to have Huawei as a key strategic partner, and we especially recognize and value Huawei's strong storage technology and forward-looking vision with respect to virtualization and application-as-a-service. This is very much aligned with Commvault strategic direction, to provide customers with a range of flexible data protection solutions, delivered seamlessly across their applications, hypervisors, operating systems, and on premise, as a service, and in the cloud."
"With advantages in storage and application services, OceanStor DJ establishes an excellent data management and service platform able to allow enterprises to use XaaS on demand. SAS, a leading global business analysis software and service provider, is a key partner to Huawei in Big Data analysis. We are looking forward to working closely with Huawei in providing optimal and flexible data management and business analysis services for enterprises. Through joint technical innovation and cooperation, we can help our customers improve their Big Data analysis capabilities, give them accurate industry insights, and truly unlock the value of Big Data."
-Wu Fushi, President of SAS in China Region
"Huawei storage products have established a community of dedicated users through innovative technology, strong customer support and the ability to manage growing amounts of data, especially real-time data. We foresee ample opportunities to partner in the growing area of real-time analytics and data challenges. VoltDB will provide in-memory SQL database solutions for customers with Huawei's Storage OceanStor DJ platform. This will provide a competitive advantage for both on premises and cloud environments."
- Eric Sansonetti, VP of Business Partnerships, VoltDB, Inc.
"Throughout decades of IT developments, we find that the key factor that signifies a revolutionary technical innovation or service model innovation being widely adopted is openness. It's near impossible that any enterprise would allow its most valuable assets data and applications to be locked up by a certain service provider or IT product in the ever-changing era. Enabling the migration and management of data cross cloud platforms is the key to encouraging customers to use cloud technologies. Veritas especially recognizes and values Huawei's adoption of open standards in core cloud platform technologies. We are looking forward to working with Huawei in promotion of constructing open-source cloud platforms."
- Li Gang, CTO in China Region, Veritas
"Huawei storage products have established a community of dedicated users through innovative technology, strong customer support and the ability to manage growing amounts of data. We foresee ample opportunities to partner in the rapidly growing application performance management and control area. VMTurbo is the world's only application performance control system, running on Huawei's OceanStor DJ platform, our joint customers will be able to assure performance and unlock the full value of their infrastructure both on-premise and on cloud." Yuri Rabover, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy and Co-founder.
"The data service platform, open for partners, will definitely give a push for the development of software-defined storage."
- Natalya, Analyst of IDC
"Huawei storage products have established a community of dedicated users through innovative technology, strong customer support and the ability to manage growing amounts of data. We foresee ample opportunities to partner in the growing area of open source database. Maria DB Corporation is a recognized leader in open source database solutions for SaaS, and on-premises applications that require high availability, scalability, and performance. MariaDB looks forward to working with Huawei Storage OceanStor DJ platform, to help our customers to gain competitive advantage in both on premises and cloud environments."
-Roger Levy, VP Product at MariaDB.
"Huawei storage products have established a community of dedicated users through innovative technology, strong customer support and the ability to manage growing amounts of data. We foresee ample opportunities to partner in the rapidly growing graph database market. With the availability of Neo4j, the world's leading graph database, on Huawei's OceanStor DJ platform, our joint customers will be able to unlock the business value of connections, influences and relationships in their data in real-time."
-Utpal Bhatt, VP of Marketing Neo4j.
"Integrated with Huawei's advanced concepts of storage virtualization, OceanStor DJ is able to allocate and automatically manage storage services on demand. Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Modern Data Center by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data, through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Working with Huawei in data protection and services, we can deliver our customers with full assurances in data integrity when using our offerings."
- Lu Jianghong, Veeam Software (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
"Huawei storage products have established a community of dedicated users through innovative technology, strong customer support and the ability to manage growing amounts of data. We foresee ample opportunities to partner in the growing area of data protection. Nakivo's next generation data protection products enable our joint customers to protect their most valuable asset "Data" in virtual environments with Huawei's Storage OceanStor DJ platform."
- Bruce Talley, CEO of Nakivo
"In the era of CAMS (cloud, analytics & Big Data, mobile, and social), new technologies bring fruitful benefits, but also create new challenges and risks. To be specific, we are now enjoying the convenience of IT as a service. Meanwhile, we must find ways to deal with data management challenges from ever-changing IT architectures as well as service dynamics, such as how to ensure 100% data security in all situations. OpenStack-based data protection solutions, combined wisdom and knowledge of Eisoo and Huawei, will definitely create value for a lineup of customers in various industries."
-Wu Mixiang, Product Vice President of Eisoo
"With the availability of MongoDB, the world's leading database, on Huawei's OceanStor DJ platform, our joint customers will be able to obtain a wide range of first-class solutions for deploying database services and have better technical and product experience."
- Paul Xiao, Sales Director in China Region, MongoDB
"We see that the rapid growth of private, public, and hybrid clouds has turned the traditional IT world upside down over the past 10 years. As a result, conventional approaches to selling hardware become less and less able to suit customers' needs. To gain the upper hand in the fierce competition, mainstream vendors continuously innovate cloud-oriented products while delivering IT infrastructure and applications as a service for users, one of the most important characteristics in the cloud era." Huawei's OceanStor DJ platform provides storage as a service. This is exactly what we need to help our customers cloudify their storage, the most important part in the IT architecture. Zerto, an innovation enterprise that provides business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solutions for virtualized infrastructure and cloud, is looking forward to working closely with Huawei to better customer support and experience."
- David Zhang, General Manager in China Region, Zerto
"In the Big Data field, Qlik looks forward to openly cooperating with Huawei through OceanStor DJ in innovating better products and creating more value for customers, achieving win-win outcomes."
- Kenric Lee, President in China Region, Qlik
"Primeton looks forward to working with Huawei through OceanStor DJ in delivering one-stop data service solutions, creating more value for our customers, and helping them quickly expand business."
- Wang Xuan, General Manager, Big Data Product Line of Primeton