Huawei Launches New Unified Storage and Server Series

[Beijing, China, July 11, 2012]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, announced the global launch of four unified storage products (OceanStor T series) and four high-end servers (Tecal series) for the enterprise industry. Under the theme ‘Simplify your business, accelerate your success’, the OceanStor T unified storage series will provide enterprise businesses with greater intelligence and simplicity in the cloud era, while the Tecal high-end servers will deliver substantially more powerful performance and reliability.

With 11-year R&D history in IT field, Huawei provides a range of servers, storage products, cloud-computing and data center solutions. Furthermore, Huawei has formed the structure with network as the basis, computing and storage as the core force, security as the safeguard and application as orientation.

OceanStor T series, Master of Data Storage

The OceanStor T series delivers high-performance levels in an all-in-one solution that unifies the file-level data, block-level data, storage protocols, and the interface management, while leveraging efficiency improvement mechanisms to maximize customers’ return on investment. The OceanStor T series contains four product models: OceanStor S2600T, OceanStor S5500T, OceanStor S5600T, and OceanStor S5800 for a wide scope of applications, including large database OLTP/OLAP, high-performance computing, digital media, Internet commerce, central storage, data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration.

"Huawei constantly increases its investment in storage intelligence, and enables its storage products to achieve simplified management and low TCO," said Kim Wang, analyst from ESG-Sino. "Huawei storage products can meet the changing performance requirements of diversified applications."

A T series storage system can provide massive PB-level storage capacity for various types of service data, while maintaining a simplified IT architecture. This in turn reduces management complexity and total cost of ownership. The OceanStor T series also incorporates self-developed Smart series software (SmartMotion, SmartTier, SmartCache, SmartThin, and SmartQoS), which achieves the intelligent functions of: global data relocation, dynamic storage tiering, service acceleration, data thin provisioning and service quality control. These hardware and software advantages enable the OceanStor T series to provide simplified and efficient storage services to customers.

"Cloud computing is an inevitable trend in the storage industry, and therefore a key focus of Huawei’s. Huawei storage aims to provide a stable, efficient, and scalable 'unified storage cloud engine' solution," said Fan Ruiqi, the President of Huawei Storage Product Line. "OceanStor T series is based on the storage virtualization of data centers, offers diversified cloud engines for different types of data, and meets the requirement of storage resource sharing. The complex storage processing mechanisms are transparent to customers, which facilitates customers' storage system management."

Tecal Series Extended with 4-socket and 8-socket Servers

After a series of Tecal V2 Servers launched in March 2012, Huawei continues to deploy high-end servers with state-of-the-art performance for the enterprise market. The 4-socket rack server, H2485 V2, 4-socket blade server, BH640 V2, (based on Intel E5-4600) and the 4-socket and 8-socket top-end servers RH5885 V2 (based on E7-4800 and E7-8800) are concurrently launched with the fourth generation PEIe SSD card ES3000. The extensive Tecal series of servers are regarded for their high performance, reliability and various optimization algorithms to help application speed and efficiency.

RH2485 V2 provides outstanding features and functions that are integrated into the manageable two U space. The RH2485V2’s flexible extensibility, powerful performance, and excellent energy efficiency holds five world records in the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation test. BH640 V2 supports Huawei E6000H shelves and runs four CPUs, providing the highest computing density (5 processors per U) in the blade field. RH5885 V2 offers the best performance among Huawei X86 servers and implements Huawei's leading technology with 35 fault-tolerant features to ensure reliability for customers' key applications.

Huawei has been engaged in the server business for a decade and has accumulated massive technical expertise and R&D strength in reliability, energy efficiency and performance. Regarding reliability, Huawei possesses technologies such as passive backplanes, non-stacking layout, support for the 40ºC ambient temperature, single-node failure protection, memory image, fault-tolerant frameworks, PCIe hot plugging, SAS hot plugging, and fault isolation. For energy saving, Huawei possesses core technologies such as high-efficiency power supply, power limitation, and dynamic power consumption management.

"Among our many key technologies, Tecal servers stand out for powerful performance, high reliability and efficient energy-saving," said Mr. Qiu Long, General Manager of Huawei Servers. "Guided by customer-centric orientation, we will continue to provide competitive servers and application acceleration solutions, making IT infrastructure more convenient and energy efficient."