Is there no new breakthrough in the application of ARM processors in enterprise IT, especially in enterprise storage? The good news came when Huawei announced the next-generation OceanStor 2000 V3 series storage for enterprise entry-level applications using Huawei's self-developed 64-bit storage dedicated SOC chip for the ARM V8 architecture. Huawei's storage can be described as a "core". This is a milestone moment for both ARM processors and enterprise storage.
"All Flash + Storage Convergence" will become a new storage trend, enabling small and medium-sized enterprises to enjoy the storage high performance, high reliability and high availability that only high-end enterprise customers can enjoy before.
In the all-flash configuration, Huawei OceanStor 2000 V3 achieves a 9-fold performance improvement, and is the only entry-level storage in the industry that supports array-level “active-active” storage, enabling SMBs to enjoy higher-level data protection services.
Since 2015, the global hard disk storage market has begun to decline. According to authoritative industry forecasts, in 2017, the market share of enterprise-class SSDs will exceed that of traditional SAS disks. Huawei expects that by 2020, all production operations in the data center will run on flash media storage, and an all-flash era will soon come. The price, service life, etc. are no longer the embarrassment of flash memory development, and flash memory has gone down from high-end enterprise storage to entry-level storage. Huawei has also made a good start in this respect.
Because it has many years of self-developed knowledge, Huawei is more relaxed when it comes to the all-flash era. As early as 2005, Huawei had already started the research of flash memory technology and mastered some core patents in the field of SSD, and also had a full range of flash memory solutions. Huawei's latest generation of SSDs uses self-developed flash memory controller chips, and it has accumulated the technology of signal processing in the communications field for flash error correction for many years, making its SSDs leading performance and extremely high reliability.
Unlike other enterprise-class storage vendors, which have basically adopted external SSDs, Huawei has adopted a self-developed approach. Although the investment is large, SSDs can be fully optimized from the hardware and software levels according to the needs of users, and the advantages of SSDs can be utilized. To the extreme, master the initiative in the all-flash era.