The Huawei OceanStor midrange systems is a family of scale-out storage systems targeted at mid-tier enterprises with a common architecture, physical packaging, and embedded software. Included in the family are the 6800, 5800, 5600, 5500, and 5300 models with an F suffix added for the all flash versions. The OceanStor line has models that differ in hardware configuration and in the number of controllers supported and has additional offerings that target the high-end and entry-level segments. All models utilize modular architecture, standard racks and enclosures and support 2.5” SFF and 3.5” LFF device enclosures. The OceanStor systems support both block and file access from the same hardware system.
All models run the same base embedded software system and support additional add-on software features. The Huawei OceanStor mid-range systems compete against EMC Unity, NetApp FAS and AFF, IBM Storwize V7000, Hitachi VSP, HP 3PAR StoreServ 8000 and 9000, and other leading midrange systems.