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Huawei debuts servers, storage in SA

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Huawei has kicked off its Huawei Enterprise Eastern and Southern Africa Technology Showcase in Gauteng, launching new servers and storage systems to the local market.
The two-day showcase consists of three different platforms: the Huawei Agile Network 3.0 conference and launch; the annual Huawei Technologies Channel Conference; and the Huawei IT products launch.

Two new IT products will be introduced to the South African market for the first time: the OceanStor V3 Series Converged Storage Systems and Huawei’s FusionServers.

With technology based on cloud architecture and software-defined concepts, the Huawei OceanStor V3 Series Converged Storage Systems (or V3 series, for short) can create outstanding simplicity, high reliability and efficiency, as well as on-demanding provisioning for businesses.

They are equipped with an industry-leading hardware platform, unified and efficient management software, and a unique OceanStor OS that enables five levels of convergence: SAN and NAS; entry-level, mid-range and high-end storage; devices from multiple vendors; performance (solid state drive) and capacity (hard disk drive); and primary and back-up storage.

The innovative V3 series is the only storage systems that enables high-end, mid-range, and entry-level storage systems to inter-network seamlessly with one another without the assistance of third-party systems, allowing businesses to simplify service deployment, improve storage utilisation and reduce total cost of ownership.

Additionally, customers who have deployed an OceanStor V3 series converged storage system no longer need to purchase extra backup software or devices because the V3 series provide backup functions to help customers save costs and use resources more efficiently, thus simplifying the backup process. The system can be widely applied to various industries ranging from government, finance, telecommunications, energy, media and entertainment.

“While practicing innovation based on customers’ needs, Huawei is the first vendor in the industry to launch the converged data architecture to help customers build future-oriented cloud architecture-based data management systems,” says Xing Deng, global vice-president of the storage product line for the Huawei Enterprise Business Group. “The Huawei V3 Series is set to unleash a new era in storage innovation, helping transform traditional enterprise storage systems into future-proof models.”

Huawei will also unveil its latest data centre servers. Huawei’s servers currently hold 365 world records for performance, including the fastest SAP HANA appliance in the world. Huawei servers also boast a 15% lower fault rate than the industry average; and they hold the number two spot in Blade Server Shipments to global markets and the third position in Modular Server shipments to global markets.

One of the servers on display is the X6800 Data Centre Server, a next-generation data centre server which is optimised to implement all aspects of business into one solution. This server is designed for various applications such as cloud computing and big data, and is an optimal choice for the IT infrastructure of a cloud data centre.

Two of Huawei’s V3 Rack Servers also make their debut. The flexible component configuration of the Huawei FusionServer RH5885 V3 Rack Server makes it a cost-effective server for databases, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence (BI), Big Data, and virtualisation, whilst the RH2288 V3 Rack Server offers large storage capacity, flexible resource expansion, and high computing performance. The Huawei RH2288 V3 is an ideal choice for Internet, big data, cloud computing, telecom services, and key enterprise applications.