Storage upstart Huawei snatches NFS filer crown
From the NFS filer crown jewels in the Tower
Chinese storage interloper Huawei has shattered standards body SPEC's sfs2008 Network File System (NFS) benchmark by scoring 3,064,602 IOPS. That's roughly twice as fast as rival Avere and NetApp 6240 clusters.
Read about the Avere and NetApp results here. The Huawei result came from a 24-node cluster of OceanStore N8500 nodes, using 144 X 400GB SSDs in 12 Dorado enclosures and 576 X 2TB SATA disk drives in 24 enclosures. The total exported capacity was 533.3TB and the overall response time was 1.39msecs.
It's obvious that the SSDs contributed performance and the disk drives capacity - this is the new filer array storage paradigm.
This is also Huawei's third NFS benchmark-topping score, and it has been achieved after the Huawei-Symantec joint venture ended. It seems indisputable that the OceanStore N8500 has a damned good performance and Avere, EMC, NetApp and others have a lot of catching up to do if they want to regain top NFS benchmark bragging rights. ®
Any day now the US Congress will have a hearing about ...
security, back-doors, etc. built in to storage systems.
Americans can't accept that other companies/countries can successfully compete without copying.
Well done, Huawei!
For a change I can see a configuration like this being used for a high performance file store. Maybe swap the 2TB for 3TB to increase capacity by nearly 50% but it is actually a real world configuration unlike EMC's VNX result.
Not scaleout NAS, Not a single file system exported
Reviewing details of the Huaweii results they configured like 24 independent filesystems, so its not a single file system test like Isilon one. You just need to divide the number of NFS ops by the number filesystems to get an actual value of 100K NFS ops per filesystem.... far away of scaleout NAS results given on Isilon >1M NFS ops on 1 Filesystem....