All Flash Storage Built for Server Virtualization Scenario

Posted by arinaliu001 on November 30th, 2018

Purpose-built for mission-critical businesses, OceanStor Dorado V3 all flash storage system delivers high performance, reliability, and efficiency augmented by FlashLink technology.

Innovative FlashLink technology: enables 0.5 ms stable latency and 3-fold better storage performance than that of traditional storage.

Gateway-free active-active solution with extremely low latency: HyperMetro technology provides solution-level 99.9999% availability with 1ms latency.

High-performance online deduplication and compression technology: helps Huawei storage claim 3:1 data reduction guarantee (depending on application and configuration) and maintain high performance.

Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 fully satisfies the high performance requirements of mission-critical database services and virtualization efforts, smoothing the way for customers in finance, manufacturing, telecom, and other sectors in the all-flash era.

Server virtualization scenario (VMware)

Storage is the biggest bottleneck for a system to achieve centralized business deployment and maximum resource utilization. However, the server virtualization technology can dramatically improve the IT efficiency and elasticity for enterprises. Huawei all-flash storage can cope high performance challenges in server virtualization scenarios, enabling enterprises to avail themselves of the advantages.

1. Business integration

In terms of service requirements, everything from applications being carried, capacity, and performance are all on the sharp rise, making the consolidation and expansion capabilities of the virtualization platform all the more important. The common services carried on virtualized servers include Microsoft services, databases, Web applications, and OA. During peak usage hours, the loads on applications range from 2000 to 5000 IOPS/TB while that during moderate usage ranges from 500 to 1000 IOPS/TB. The performance density of traditional storage is 300 to 500 IOPS/TB, leaving much to be desired in terms of performance and capacity in the new environments.

2. Business continuity

A unified platform with multiple businesses has higher business continuity requirements than those of independent apps. Therefore, service continuity must be supported in virtualization scenarios. For VMware, its DR solution provides the SRM stretched active-active design.

3. Development and testing

The development and test system of virtualization platforms needs to quickly copy and access production data without adverse impact to production services. Use of LUN cloning in traditional storage is time-intensive, taking about 30 minutes to copy 10 TB of data and lowering processing capabilities in production services by 30% or more.

4. Cost reduction

Each VM in a virtualized environment takes up system resources. Resource utilization in storage needs to be improved and reduction in redundant data in the system helps lower TCO.

The Huawei server virtualization solution delivers both high performance and top levels of service continuity while reducing TCO for the enterprise.

Huawei server virtualization solution

Huawei OceanStor Dorado V3 all-flash storage provides powerful performance, supports large-scale service integration and ultra-low latency, and handles high performance density in server virtualization scenarios and the business pressure in multi-business scenarios. At the same time, Huawei solution supports active-active design with VMware SRM stretched storage to build an end-to-end high-availability virtualization platform.

Based on the thin provisioning and inline data reduction technologies, OceanStor Dorado V3 reduces costs of virtualization infrastructure platform, saves equipment room footprint and power consumption, and lowers TCO.

Highlights

1. Three times better business integration capability, with VMs bearing mission-critical businesses

OceanStor Dorado V3 improves the performance density by three times compared to traditional storage, and by twice compared to XtremIO X2. OceanStor Dorado V3 delivers better performance in heavily-loaded virtualization scenarios and supports 500 IOPS/100 GB for a single VM

2. Support for VMware SRM stretched storage active-active layouts

Service continuity: Huawei gateway-free active-active solutions have acquired certification from VMware SRM Stretched Storage.

3. Three times higher development and testing efficiency based on lossless snapshots

Traditional development & test: three complete copies of data, slow speed, and high space occupation rate

Dorado V3 development & test: Lossless snapshot (no need for copying) occupies small volume of space and executes operations with zero impact to production services.

nimble storage:

https://e.huawei.com/en/products/cloud-computing-dc/storage/all-flash-storage

Also See: Server Virtualization, Dorado V3, Oceanstor Dorado, Flash Storage, Virtualization, Storage, Huawei
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