Huawei OceanStor Platform Receives Glowing Review
The Huawei OceanStor Dorado2100 G2 has received an overwhelmingly positive review from industry experts.
After putting the all-flash SAN through its paces, StorageReview.com was singing the solution’s praises. Specifically, as the platform is designed in house using Huawei’s components, the users is able to push as much performance as possible.
The overall performance numbers, which include reaching 600,000 IOPS and greatly decreased latency, represent a threefold improvement over their first generation Dorado all-flash array (AFA).
The website said: “The Dorado2100 G2 represents a new portfolio of intellectual property at work behind the scenes but exposes a robust set of common enterprise SAN functionality including cache management, I/O scheduling, and intelligent thin provisioning.”
The Dorado2100 G2 controller has a simple design, with 25 drive bays that are very easy to connect and maintain. The review continues: “While 25 might seem like an odd number for some RAID groups such as RAID10, that 25th drive in each shelf is a dedicated hot-spare. From the front, the Dorado2100 G2 offers a minimalistic design that can hold its own against other Tier1 storage vendors.”
The platform is managed by Huawei’s ISM software, which uses a Java client for administration. With a clear dashboard, the management utility allows users to monitor the system health and handle all activities down to changing RAID type or mapping LUNs.
Following thorough testing, StorageReview.com concludes: “In terms of performance, the Oceanstor Dorado2100 G2 posted exceptional results across the board, setting records across many of our array benchmarks.”
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