HUAWEI OceanStorTM 18800 Enterprise Storage Delivers a SPC-1 Result that exceeds One Million SPC-1 IOPSTM

February 10, 2014 –Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that its OceanStorTM 18800 Enterprise Storage has successfully achieved 1,005,893.43 SPC-1 Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS)TM in the Storage Performance Council (SPC)-1 test, demonstrating Huawei's expertise and breadth of capabilities in the enterprise storage field.

According to the SPC-1 test report executive summary, HUAWEI OceanStorTM 18800 Enterprise Storage used 16 controllers, 1344 3.5-inch Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disk drives, and 192 2.5-inch solid state drives (SSDs), delivering at 1,005,893.43 SPC-1 IOPSTM, with an average response time of 5.17 ms with the system running at 100 percent, and with a SPC-1 Price-PerformanceTM of USD2.78/SPC-1 IOPSTM. This illustrates superior and steady performance with low latency at a competitive price.

The OceanStorTM 18000 series, including OceanStorTM 18500, 18800 and 18800F Enterprise Storages, is designed for core enterprise applications. Based on the distributed Smart Matrix architecture, OceanStorTM 18800 Enterprise Storage supports on-demand horizontal resource expansion with up to 16 controllers and 7 PB storage capacity. The dedicated Extreme Virtualization Engine (XVE) storage operating system enables interoperability between the entry-level, mid-range and high-level Huawei storage products and enables enhanced interoperability between devices. The OceanStorTM 18800 Enterprise Storage protects customer data with HUAWEI RAID 2.0+ technology and two-layered virtualization, maximizing storage efficiency and minimizing recovery time for hard disk failures.

Huawei’s storage products have been tested and deployed in a variety of sectors including finance, telecommunication, energy, government, transportation and major enterprises and have received widespread recognition from customers.

A representative from the Information Center of Hunan Local Taxation Bureau said, "Through our cooperation with Huawei, we have found that the Huawei Enterprise Storage possesses absolute reliability, large capacity and high performance, in addition to flexible configuration solutions and online expansion capabilities. In terms of cost efficiency, it remains highly competitive when compared to other vendors”.

"We are extremely excited about the latest SPC-1 result," said Fan Ruiqi, President of Huawei’s Storage Product Line. "Huawei aims to provide solutions which address the challenges of enterprise applications while adhering to its product philosophy of 'secure and trusted, flexible and efficient'. With Huawei's commitment to its technical innovation, and our increasing experience in the enterprise storage field, OceanStorTM 18800 Enterprise Storage is expected to provide enterprises with higher performance and shorter response time. With the success of the latest SPC-1 result, we plan to make OceanStorTM 18800 Enterprise Storage available to a wider range of industries. By constantly improving reliability and performance, we are committed to providing our customers with trustworthy enterprise storage solutions.”