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December 16, 2013

Huawei Big Data Storage System OceanStor 9000 Tops SPEC Benchmarking Test

Huawei’s (News - Alert) OceanStor 9000 big data storage system achieved top position at the SPECsfs2008 benchmark of the standard performance evaluation corporation (SPEC).  Huawei is an information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider.

Ruiqi Fan, president of Huawei’s IT storage product line said, “We are very proud of the performance of OceanStor 9000 in the SPEC performance test. To address the challenges of the era of big data, Huawei will continue to optimize OceanStor 9000 to deliver faster performance, larger capacity and greater scalability.”

“In the near future, unified data mining and data archiving capabilities will be incorporated in OceanStor 9000.  We will continue to provide customer-centric ICT products and solutions to meet the industry’s demand for large-capacity and high-performance data storage systems, building efficient big data storage platforms for tomorrow’s enterprises,” Fan added.

The results of the benchmark exercise reveals that the 100-node OceanStor 9000 was able to reach a total of 5,030,264 operations per second (OPS) in a network file system environment. The big data storage system OceanStor 9000 serves as an unstructured data sharing resource pool for big data applications.

OceanStor 9000 features a fully-symmetric distributed architecture supported by a three-in-one storage, analysis, and archiving functionality besides a high scalability storage system with 288 nodes and 40 PB/file systems.

Huawei customers have deployed the OceanStor 9000 in several mission-critical scenarios such as in energy exploration, satellite surveying and mapping, financial data archiving and metropolitan video surveillance applications.

Since big data is gaining prominence it is imperative for organizations to extract valuable information from massive amounts of data, make fast data access and implement secure data storage. Also advancements in applications like satellite surveying and mapping technologies have resulted in huge volumes of data which are generated every day at a higher speed. Optimized technologies like OceanStor 9000 are required for this, said officials.

As the system is highly scalable more nodes can be added thereby enhancing system capacity and performance in a balanced manner.  SPEC also released test results of the 10-node, 20-node and 40-node OceanStor 9000 storage systems which indicate the system’s scalability features and its improvement in linear performance.

Recently Huawei launched an urban rail transportation solution based on enterprise LTE (News - Alert) (eLTE) for Zhengzhou Metro Co. in China. The solution features bilateral radio transmission channels for train-to-ground voice, data and video transmissions, improving the overall communication and operational efficiency of rail transportation.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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