According to Denisa Serechenko, Business Development Director at Huawei Enterprise in Eurasia, since the beginning of Huawei’s digitalization, all its key performance indicators have been
have grown. Thus, the deployment time of applications was reduced from six months to several weeks, and the time spent on the goods in the warehouse decreased seven times.
One of the key roles in the Huawei Enterprise structure is traditionally played by the direction of storage systems. The company’s business SRS in Russia from 2015 to 2018 grew by 53% annually on average.
Similar figures for Huawei in this segment and in the global market.
Now there is a widespread transition to All-Flash solutions in the world. If in 2016 the Russian market used only 20% of SSDs in devices, then in 2019 this figure
increased to 43%. Analysts predict that in 2020-2021 the supply of such drives to the Russian market will exceed 50%.
In the company itself in terms of sales, I divide my products as follows: 70% – All-Flash solutions, mechanical or hybrid solutions – in the second position, solutions related to database processing
– third position, hyperconvergent solutions – 4th place and close the list of software-defined SRS.
So the company is betting on All-Flash. Already this year, a quarter of all such SRS in the Russian market accounted for Huawei, which allows analysts to give it the first place.
Huawei’s entry into the All-Flash systems market came in 2009, when the first generation of the Dorado SRS came to light. In 2014, the company offered a hybrid OceanStor V3 system that was different
versatility, and in 2017, the Dorado V3 system appeared in her portfolio.
The existing Huawei SRS product line consists of three segments. OceanStor Dorado V6 is the entry-level system, with the Dorado 5000 and 6000 models in the middle class, and the high-end
solutions are Dorado 8000 and 16000.
Denis Dubinin, Huawei Enterprise IT Business Development Manager in Russia, Particularly emphasizes that all SRS have the same functionality. The difference between them is only in
performance and capacity. In the high-end solutions, additional emphasis is placed on maximum fault tolerance.
The architecture of all SRSs has changed dramatically compared to previous generations. If earlier, as a rule, they were classic two-controller systems, now they represent
a multi-controller and multiport systems configured for fault tolerance.
The new Huawei OceanStor Dorado V6 is an enterprise-class, all-flash SSD for mission-critical services. It is designed to store large amounts of information. It is based on it
Kunpeng 920 central ARM processors containing 24 to 48 cores. The chip includes computing cores, memory controller, PCI Express bus controller, various interfaces for connection
boards, as well as special accelerate engines.
Depending on the SRS model, it may contain from 1 to 4 processors per controller. Devices use Ascend 310 smart chips to optimize system performance with
using machine learning technologies – equipment failure prediction, capacity prediction, performance, cache load, etc. The combination of technological innovations
allowed almost threefold increase in productivity with a 30% reduction in energy consumption.
The Dorado V6 does not have any component that is manufactured or licensed by an American company. Currently, this decision is in the phase of active testing in Russian
partners and customers of Huawei.
Commercial availability of Huawei OceanStor Dorado V6 is scheduled for early 2020.