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OceanStor 6800 V3 High-End Storage Systems

HUAWEI OceanStor 6800 V3 High-End Storage Systems (also referred to as the V3 high-end storage systems) are next-generation unified storage products specifically designed for enterprise-class applications. Leveraging a storage operating system built on a cloud-oriented architecture, a powerful new hardware platform, and a suite of intelligent management software, the V3 high-end storage systems deliver industryleading functionality, performance, efficiency, reliability, and ease-of-use.

HUAWEI OceanStor 6800 V3 High-End Storage Systems (also referred to as the V3 high-end storage systems) are next-generation unified storage products specifically designed for enterprise-class applications. Leveraging a storage operating system built on a cloud-oriented architecture, a powerful new hardware platform, and a suite of intelligent management software, the V3 high-end storage systems deliver industryleading functionality, performance, efficiency, reliability, and ease-of-use. They provide data storage for applications such as large-database Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)/Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), file sharing, and cloud computing, and can be widely applied to industries ranging from government, finance, telecommunications, and energy, to media and entertainment (M&E). Meanwhile, the V3 high-end storage systems can provide a wide range of efficient and flexible backup and disaster recovery solutions to ensure business continuity and data security, delivering excellent storage services.


Storage Software Employing a Cloud-Oriented Architecture

Multiple Controllers

  • Scale-out capability: The V3 high-end storage systems employ a smart matrix multi-controller architecture. System resources can be linearly expanded online to a maximum of eight controllers, 4 TB of cache, and 8 PB of storage capacity, providing unprecedented system scalability.
  • High-speed interconnection: In a single controller enclosure of a V3 high-end storage system, multiple controllers can be expanded using PCIe 3.0 high-speed buses. As many as four controllers are integrated in merely a 6 U space. Controllers directly exchange data, providing optimal user experience, including low latency, high bandwidth, and robust stability, meeting fast business growth, and maximizing return on investment.
  • High availability: The controllers of a V3 high-end storage system serve as a hot backup for each other, allowing them to tolerate failure of multiple controllers, offer 99.999% system availability, and protect stability of online services.
  • Load balancing: The V3 high-end storage systems implement load balancing among controllers. Multiple controllers concurrently process the same host service to eliminate the performance bottleneck of a single controller and significantly improve service processing efficiency.



Reliable

  • Multi-dimensional business continuity protection: All components of a V3 high-end storage system are redundant, preventing single points of failure and ensuring stable system operation. In addition, the V3 highend storage systems adopt innovative block virtualization that speeds up data reconstruction by 20 times, greatly improving data reliability. Furthermore, the Hyper series data protection software meets user needs for local, remote, and multi-branch data protection, with the recovery point objective (RPO) ranging from 0 to 5 seconds, the shortest in the industry, maximizing business continuity and data availability.
  • End-to-end data protection: The V3 high-end storage systems ensure comprehensive data integrity all the way from application systems, HBAs, storage systems, to disks. Such end-to-end data protection ensures service integrity for customers.
  • 9-intensity earthquake resistance certification: The V3 high-end storage systems have obtained the 9-intensity earthquake resistance certification from the Seismic Quality Supervision and Test Center of Telecommunications Equipment for Information Industry. They can prevent mechanical vibrations from causing device failure.


Converged

  • Convergence of SAN and NAS: SAN and NAS are converged to provide elastic storage, simplify service deployment, improve storage resource utilization, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). Underlying storage resource pools provide both block service and file service and shorten storage resource access paths to ensure that the two services are equally efficient.
  • Convergence of heterogeneous storage systems: Thanks to the built-in heterogeneous virtualization function, the V3 high-end storage systems can efficiently manage storage systems from other mainstream vendors and unify resource pools for central and flexible resource allocation.
  • Convergence of high-end, mid-range, and entry-level storage systems: The V3 series storage systems are the only storage systems that enable high-end, mid-range, and entry-level storage systems to interwork seamlessly with one another. In this way, data can freely flow among storage products of different models without the assistance of third-party systems.
  • Convergence of SSDs and HDDs: The advantages of traditional and solid-state storage media are combined, bringing the performance of different types of storage media into full play and striking an optimal balance between performance and cost.
  • Convergence of primary and backup storage: The built-in backup function enables data to be efficiently backed up without additional backup software, simplifying backup solution management.


Intelligent

  • Multi-tenant and service level agreement (SLA): The V3 high-end storage systems enable storage resources to be intelligently allocated in cloud computing environments to meet the needs of enterprises and organizations. They also leverage data isolation and a range of data security policies such as data encryption and data destruction to meet varying data security requirements. They provide four service levels and allocate storage resources based on service priorities. Storage resources are first allocated to high-priority services to ensure system performance and shorten response time.
  • Smart series efficiency improvement suite: The V3 high-end storage systems leverage SmartTier (dynamic storage tiering), SmartMotion (intelligent data migration), and innovative SmartVirtualization (heterogeneous virtualization) to achieve vertical, horizontal, and cross-system 3D data flow, significantly improving storage resource utilization.


Unified

  • Unified management: The V3 high-end storage systems provide powerful storage management software that supports global topology view, capacity analysis, performance analysis, fault diagnosis, and end-to-end service visualization to manage a wide range of devices.
  • Mobile management: Users can use tablets and mobile phones to manage storage systems in real time. System status is sent automatically, making constant attendance by an engineer unnecessary.
  • Convenient management: The V3 high-end storage systems can be initially configured in five steps, which takes about 40 seconds, and expanded in two steps, which takes about 15 seconds.



Industry-Leading Storage Hardware

  • Outstanding performance and specifications: The V3 high-end storage systems employ next-generation Intel multi-core processors, 16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, 10 Gbit/s FCoE, and 56 Gbit/s InfiniBand host ports, PCIe 3.0 buses, and 12 Gbit/s SAS 3.0 disk ports, and provide up to 40 GB/s of system bandwidth to meet the requirements of bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video and other large files. They also offer million-level IOPS performance, outshining products from other vendors.
  • Exclusive SmartIO cards: A SmartIO card supports 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, 16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, 10 Gbit/s iSCSI, and 10 Gbit/s FCoE.
  • Industry-leading deduplication/compression cards: The V3 high-end storage systems support lossless data deduplication and compression, efficiently reducing data storage costs. In addition, they can leverage data encryption to secure data.


Model 6800 V3
Controller Enclosure Specifications
Storage processors Multi-core processors
System cache (expanded with the number of controllers) 128 GB to 2048 GB
Max. number of controllers 8
Supported storage protocols Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI, InfiniBand, NFS, CIFS, HTTP, FTP
Front-end port types 1 Gbit/s Ethernet, 10 Gbit/s FCoE, 10 Gbit/s TOE, 16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel, 56 Gbit/s InfiniBand
Back-end port type SAS 3.0 (each port supporting 4 x 12 Gbit/s)
Max. number of I/O modules per controller 6
Max. number of front-end ports per controller 20
Max. number of disks supported by two controllers 1500
Disk types SSD, SAS, NL-SAS
Supported RAID levels 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50
Max. number of snapshots(LUN) 2048
Max. number of LUNs 8192
Max. number of snapshots per file system 2048
Max. capacity of a single file 256 TB
Key Software Features
Data protection software HyperSnap (snapshot), HyperCopy (LUN copy), HyperClone (clone), HyperMirror (volume mirror), HyperReplication (remote replication), HeyperLock(WORM)
Mission-critical service protection SmartQoS (intelligent QoS control), SmartPartition (intelligent partitioning), SmartCache (intelligent SSD caching)
Resource efficiency improvement SmartTier (intelligent storage tiering), SmartThin (intelligent thin provisioning), SmartMotion (intelligent data migration), SmartMulti-Tenant (multi-tenant), SmartMigration (LUN migration), SmartCompression (online compression), SmartDedupe (online deduplication), SmartQuota (quota management), SmartErase (data destruction)
Storage management software UltraPath (multipathing management), Cloud Service (remote maintenance and management), ReplicationDirector (disaster recovery management software)
Virtualization Features
Heterogeneous virtualization Consolidates storage resources of mainstream products to manage and allocate them in a flexible and unified manner.
Block virtualization Balanced data distribution, quick fault recovery
Support for computing virtualization Supported virtual machines: VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V
Value-added features related to virtual environments: support for VMware VAAI and integration of VSphere and VCenter
Physical Specifications
Power supply AC: 100 V to 127 V or 200 V to 240 V DC: 192 V to 288 V
Dimensions (H x W x D) 6 U controller enclosure: 263.9 mm x 447 mm x 750 mm (10.39 in. x 17.60 in. x 29.53 in.)
2 U disk enclosure: 86.1 mm x 447 mm x 490 mm (3.39 in. x 17.60 in. x 19.29 in.)
4 U disk enclosure: 175 mm x 447 mm x 490 mm (6.89 in. x 17.60 in. x 19.29 in.)
4 U high-density disk enclosure: 175 mm x 447 mm x 790 mm (6.89 in. x 17.60 in. x 31.10 in.)
Weight 6 U controller enclosure: ≤ 95 kg (209.48 lb)
2 U disk enclosure: ≤ 20 kg (44.10 lb)
4 U disk enclosure: ≤ 40 kg (88.20 lb)
4 U high-density disk enclosure: ≤ 91 kg (200.66 lb)
Operating temperature 5°C to 40°C at altitudes below 1800 m (5905.44 ft.)
5°C to 30°C at altitudes from 1800 m (5905.44 ft.) to 3000 m (9842.40 ft.)
Operating humidity 5% RH to 90% RH




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