OceanStor 9000 Scale-out NAS

Using proprietary InfoTurbo dynamic storage tiering technology, the throughput of a single client reaches 2.5 GB/s while the entire system reaches 400 GB/s


OceanStor 9000 Scale-out NAS

1.Product Description

  • Designed for Big Data, the HUAWEI OceanStor 9000 storage system uses a symmetric distributed architecture to deliver exceptional performance, large-scale horizontal expansion capabilities, and a super-large single file system, providing shared storage for structured data and unstructured data. Applicable industries include broadcasting media, satellite mapping, genetic research, energy exploration, scientific research, and education.

2. Features

Smart Convergence

  • Big data life cycle integration:  One system integrates with data storage, analysis, and archiving for improved processing efficiency, simplified system, and reduced investment and cost.
  • Management integration:  One set of software centrally manages IT devices, provides analysis reports, simplifies management, and improves operation efficiency.

Outstanding Performance

  • Industry-leading performance:  The OceanStor 9000's performance ranks first in the SPEC sfs2008 benchmark test and exceeds 5 million Operations Per Second (OPS) in terms of the Network File System (NFS).
  • High-speed internal interworking: Interworking is based on a 10GE or 40GE InfiniBand network. Target of Evaluation (TOE) and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) technologies are supported.
  • SSD-based metadata access acceleration: SSDs are used to store metadata, improving metadata access efficiency.
  • Global cache: A maximum of 55 TB global cache is provided, increasing the data access hit ratio.
  • Dynamic storage tiering: Hotspot data is intelligently migrated, improving system performance
  • Intelligent load balancing: Cross-node client connection load balancing automatically strikes a balance between capacity and performance, optimizing cluster resources.

Flexible Space

  • Flexible expansion:  Seamless expansion from 3 to 288 nodes enables linear expansion of capacity and performance.
  • Scale-out architecture:  The OceanStor 9000 adopts a scalable sharenothing symmetric distributed architecture.
  • Global namespace: A single file system provides up to 60 PB capacity.
Simplified Management
  • Flexible space quota: Storage resource thin provisioning is implemented at the directory, user, and user group levels.
  • Automatic statistics collection and analysis:Automatic performance statistics collection and analysis enable proper use of resources.
  • Automatic deployment:  Automatic deployment and configuration of the software platform enable one-click capacity expansion. A single node can be added within 60 seconds.



OceanStor 9000

System Architecture

Fully symmetrical distributed architecture

Number of Nodes

3 to 288

System Features

Distributed file system supports Global Namespace and can be dynamically expanded up to 100 PB


File storage, object storage

Front-end Network Types

10 GE, 40 Gbit/s InfiniBand, 56 Gbit/s InfiniBand, 1 GE

Internal Network Types
10 GE, 40 GE InfiniBand, 56 Gbit/s InfiniBand

Data Protection Levels

N+1, N+2, N+3, N+4

Data Disk Types


File Storage Value-Added Software

  • Dynamic storage tiering (InfoTier)
  • Automatic load balancing of client connections (InfoEqualizer)
  • Space quota management (InfoAllocator)
  • Snapshot (InfoStamper)
  • WORM (InfoLocker)
  • Remote replication (InfoReplicator)
  • Performance acceleration (InfoTurbo)
  • Surveillance video and imagery restoration (InfoRevive)
  • Data Migration (InfoMigrator)
  • Anti-virus (InfoScanner)
Object Storage Value-Added Software
  • Object-level de-duplication
  • Multi-tenant
  • HTTPs Encrypted transmission

Data Recovery

Automatic, concurrent, and quick data restoration, with maximum restoration speed at 1 TB/hour

Supported Protocols

NFS, CIFS, FTP, HDFS, Amazon S3/OpenStack Swift, NIS, Microsoft Active Directory, and LDAP