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Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 Series All Flash Storage Becomes the First to Fully Support the NVMe Architecture

Dec 11, 2018

[Beijing, China, December 11, 2018] At today's Data & Storage Summit 2018, Huawei announced that its OceanStor Dorado V3 series all flash storage is the first to fully support the Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) architecture. With this and other technical advantages, the OceanStor Dorado V3 can provide extraordinary storage performance and reliability to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises.

Huawei storage expert delivered a speech at the summit

NVMe provides a new standard protocol for flash storage access that helps open the bottlenecks that occur when flash memory connects to a system through SAS or SATA interfaces. NVMe thus enables faster communication between a Solid-State Drive (SSD) and a host system, which significantly improves overall performance.

As the industry' only all flash storage series that fully implements the NVMe architecture, the Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 can support both NVMe and SAS SSDs in one system. This versatility ensures the service quality of high-priority applications and maximizes enterprise Return On Investment (ROI). With SAN and NAS supported in one system and complete enterprise-grade features, the OceanStor Dorado V3 provides high-quality services for database and file-sharing applications. Further, the system minimizes the number of SSDs needed by offering data reduction ratios as high as 5:1, while maintaining extremely high performance.

In addition to NVMe, the Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 uses three custom-designed intelligent chips: a multi-protocol interface chip, SSD controller chip, and Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) chip. Along with Huawei's intelligent FlashLink algorithm, these chips realize end-to-end data acceleration and achieve an industry-leading 0.5-millisecond stable latency. This high performance can dramatically improve service processing efficiency for enterprises in finance, telecom, manufacturing, medical, and many other fields. The system' HyperMetro-based (active-active) gateway-free reliability solution implements 99.9999% availability and meets the highest reliability requirements of enterprises. Even in the active-active mode, this solution ensures stable latency of 1 millisecond, which secures the 24/7 stable operation of mission-critical applications.

Based on 13 years of research and development, Huawei's OceanStor Dorado V3 series all flash storage is ready to serve as the ultimate data platform for mission-critical services. For years, Huawei's all flash storage products have won trust from customers worldwide, including CSS Insurance (Switzerland' second largest health insurance company), Hi3G (Sweden' largest telecommunications operator), BYD (China' largest new energy vehicle manufacturer), Peking Union Medical College Hospital (China' top-level comprehensive hospital), and Zhongtai Securities (China' top-level securities trader).