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Huawei OceanStor Dorado – Product Analysis

Last updated November 12th, 2018 for annual review and updates. Comprehensive 27-page analysis of midrange SAN product Huawei OceanStor. Covers architecture, advanced features, performance, and commentary.

The Huawei OceanStor Dorado systems are a family of all solid-state dual controller storage systems with a common architecture. The models differ in physical packaging and in the processor and memory for the controllers. The Dorado systems are targeted at accelerating applications such as databases, virtual desktop, and server virtualization. The Dorado (sometimes called OceanStor Dorado) line uses Huawei SSDs attached by 12 Gb/s SAS or by PCIe using the NVMe protocol. All models utilize modular architecture, standard racks and enclosures and support additional 2.5” SFF device enclosures. The Dorado system supports block access.

The OceanStor Dorado systems are adapted from the “T” models and run the same base embedded software system and support additional add-on software features. The Huawei Dorado all flash systems compete against EMC Unity all flash models, NetApp All Flash FAS, HP 3PAR StoreServ 9450, PureStorage FlashArray and other leading all flash systems.

Huawei OceanStor Product Analysis includes:

  • Highlights
  • Overview of system
  • Software overview
  • Advanced features
  • Reliability, availability, serviceability features
  • Performance
  • Evaluator Group commentary
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