Huawei has announced a new storage as a service (STaaS) solution.

The STaaS offers a consistent on- and off-premise cloud experience in storage services and intelligent data and O&M management to help enterprises move seamlessly to the cloud, while protecting increasing volumes of data.

It manages SAN, NAS, object, and other storage equipment in a single pane, to support a data on demand approach.

Studies show that the consolidation of storage assets into resource pools, on-demand allocations, and improved resource utilisation help enterprises reduce TCO by 20%.

In addition, self-help service catalogues, a high-level of automation in resource allocation, intelligent prediction capabilities, and decision-making support are integrated to improve data management efficiency by as much as 50%.

The solution introduces a unified architecture that enables users to choose from rich service catalogues and SLAs, while delivering a consistent on-and off-premise experience and enabling a smooth migration to the cloud.

Enterprises can also avoid vendor lock-in by embracing an open architecture which includes a high-level of collaboration within a robust ecosystem.

Huawei was named as a leader in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays, with nearly 7 000 customers worldwide choosing Huawei’s innovative offerings to address their complex storage needs.

Meng Guangbin, president: IT storage product line at Huawei, says: “As cloud enablement continues to accelerate, there is no doubt that IT services will become a more prominent part of data centre operations.

“Our STaaS solution consolidates on- and off-premise resources and delivers standardised, automated, and on-demand data storage services to increase agility in enterprise cloud transformations.”

All-flash arrays are becoming the preferred choice for many enterprises to build their cloud platforms and core service systems and at the launch, Huawei demonstrated its all-flash OceanStor Dorado V3, purpose built to handle data-intensive enterprise applications. The array lineup keeps response times down to 500μs with the highest levels of performance and 99,999% reliability to address enterprise storage needs of the digital era.