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November 01, 2012

Huawei's OceanStor N8500 Clustered NAS System Tops SPEC Test

Huawei (News - Alert) recently announced that during the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's (SPEC) SPECsfs2008 test, its OceanStor N8500 clustered network attached storage (NAS) system topped the industry's record in NFS benchmarks.

With this testing, Huawei has once again managed to deliver the best result in benchmark testing organized by SPEC.  

In a statement, Shane Warden, General Manager at IMG Media House said that, "What has really impressed us has been the quality of the technology, combined with the creative approach of the Huawei engineers. We spoke to other suppliers, who told us that what we wanted couldn't be done. Huawei didn't seem to hit the same walls as others – they worked hard to understand the broadcast arena and find a solution which delivered on our needs."

OceanStor N8500, a part of the OceanStor N8000 series of scale-out NAS products, has been designed for mid-range and high-end market sectors. OceanStor N8500 incorporates the fastest file processing capacity currently available, in addition to having the capability to address the growing demand for storage performance within big data environments.

This product has been developed with Multi-node All Active Cluster technology, and comes with all the engine nodes within the same cluster, enabling the simultaneous working of the nodes for supporting transaction processing while accessing a single file.

Furthermore, the OceanStor N8500 system is capable of supporting 256 namespaces, each with the capacity to maintain one billion files, thus providing a total storage capacity of approximately 100 billion files. The new version of the OceanStor N8500 system comes with 24 engine nodes with scale-out capability for enabling linear growth of system performance.

This new release has recorded an industry best performance peak during the SPECsfs2008 benchmark test, delivering an overall performance in excess of three million operation per second (OPS), with a single node performance touching 125 thousand OPS.

The performance of Huawei’s OceanStor N8500, with 24 engine nodes during the SPECsfs2008 benchmark test, establishes that working within a NFS Protocol enabled Linux/UNIX host, the system can easily deliver up to 3,064,602 OPS.

Edited by Braden Becker

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