In the past two years, digital economy has become the mainstream of global development and the engine to promote sustainable global economic growth. But at the same time, the development of digital economy has led to a sharp increase in the amount of data, and the traditional distributed storage mode has been unable to keep up with the pace of data growth. The era of data economy calls for innovative data infrastructure.

Huawei, which has been deeply engaged in the field of intelligent data for many years, once again launched the intelligent data industry. On September 24, 2020, Huawei comprehensively expounded the next-generation data storage solution onestorage, which provides enterprises with on-demand storage resource services and automatic data operation and maintenance management, supports open architecture, multi cloud connection and integration, and leads the storage industry to full scene intelligence, Cloudy fusion. In the same period, the smart data industry alliance led by Huawei also released innovative topics in order to tap the data potential and release the data value.

Huawei leads the storage industry towards full scene intelligence and builds a full stack information infrastructure

The vigorous development of digital economy requires strong storage capacity

Today, the digital economy has become the engine of sustainable growth of the global economy, providing a driving force for the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, and also becoming the commanding point of a new round of industrial competition. According to IDC’s prediction, by 2023, the output value of digital economy will account for 62% of global GDP, and the world will enter the era of digital economy. Major countries in the world have long formulated strategic plans for the “digital economy” and raised the development of digital economy to national strategies. As early as 2006, China issued the national informatization development strategy, which takes promoting the development of digital economy as the national strategy. In 2020, China put forward the “new infrastructure” strategy with 5g, cloud and AI as the representative technologies, which is the basic national policy for the new development of China’s digital economy and provides a stronger new driving force for development.

The new infrastructure accelerates the development of digital economy. It is estimated that the scale of China’s digital economy will reach 60 trillion yuan in 2025. In the process of accelerating the development of digital economy, data has become an important factor of production. The data will participate in the market-oriented value distribution according to the contribution, and the amount of data will increase explosively to 19000 ZB.

Such a huge amount of data will drive the development of all aspects of society and release the new value of digital economy. Electronic tax returns can effectively improve personal quality of life. The amount of electronic tax returns is expected to increase from 10 million to 20 million per day; Data helps power Internet of things optimize energy consumption and reduce energy consumption by more than 20%; The cost of intelligent collaborative operation and maintenance of edge it and data center has been greatly reduced by 75%, effectively improving the level of government governance; Fast captures massive cosmic raw data and breaks through the cognitive limit of civilization. The amount of data is expected to reach 100pb in the next decade. The explosion of data requires new data storage methods.

As the core of data infrastructure, data storage still faces three major challenges: the management challenge brought by the explosive growth of data, the amount of data managed by it per capita increases by five times, and the management difficulty is beyond the reach of human beings; Data flow challenges brought by application innovation. In the past, enterprise application data was mainly transactional data, and now both transactional and analytical data are emphasized; Experience challenges brought by rapid business iteration. In the past, the application storage method was over application and monthly distribution, which is far from the current cloud experience.

“Data storage is the cornerstone. Only by realizing fast transaction data processing, large amounts of data storage, reliable data without loss and guaranteed data security can we realize innovative data infrastructure and release new value of data.” Huawei data is stored in the machine vision product line, said Zhou Yuefeng, president.

Lead the storage industry towards full scene intelligence and multi cloud integration

Huawei continues to plough deeply in the field of data storage and has made innovative achievements. At Huawei connect 2020, Huawei comprehensively elaborated the next-generation data storage solution onestorage, which provides enterprises with consistent storage resource services for on cloud and off cloud experience, as well as intelligent data operation and maintenance management, so that data can flow freely from the edge to the cloud.

Onestorage, the next-generation data storage solution, can help customers effectively meet the above challenges and provide three customer values:

Storage resources are allocated on demand and data flows freely: one pool

Integrate different storage array forms, including full flash, fusion, high-density, Blu ray and other storage devices, into a unified data storage resource pool. According to the requirements of different application scenarios, the matching data storage service level is designed, and the storage resources are allocated as needed to break the data island and maximize the resource utilization. At the same time, the data flows freely between different service levels based on the whole life cycle strategy, so that the data is always stored in the most appropriate location, and the data value extraction is optimized.

Full scene intelligent management: one engine

Introduce intelligence into the data storage management engine to realize the whole scene automation of “planning construction maintenance optimization” of data storage:

Specification: on the premise of customer authorization, the system automatically collects the minimum set configuration information of the current network, quickly completes the network viewing and speaking work based on business best practices and expert experience, and outputs the service level model that meets the application demands for users’ reference.

Build: automatically complete the scheduling, allocation, mapping and mounting of storage resources at various service levels.

Dimension: realize rapid root cause analysis, fault location and repair scheme recommendation around problems, and automatically complete fault isolation or repair based on Prefabrication strategy.

Excellent: in the face of the performance and capacity demands brought by the business load, quickly meet the business requirements through QoS adjustment, data flow and capacity expansion and contraction, while ensuring uninterrupted business.

Open architecture, multi cloud connectivity and Convergence: one framework

Based on the unified and open software architecture, the connection and integration of storage and multi cloud are realized through the North-South industry standard API interface.

On the one hand, one pool is connected to multi cloud to avoid the problem of data storage management Island caused by multi cloud; On the other hand, the enterprise level features of Huawei storage, such as replication, dual activity and other data protection capabilities, are smoothly integrated into Huawei cloud in the form of services to provide users with cloud data protection capabilities such as cloud disaster recovery and cloud backup. This is due to the new generation of oceanstor OS storage operating system based on fully distributed memory interconnection kernel. Huawei’s oceanstor Dorado series enterprise storage and oceanstor Pacific series mass storage are based on the unified oceanstor OS to solve the data storage demands of customers in different scenarios, and support heterogeneous computing power, multiple media, multiple networks and various forms of special hardware.

“With the goal of more efficient, better performance and more agile business, Huawei insists on leaving the complexity to itself and the simplicity to customers, so as to make the storage move towards full scene intelligence and multi cloud integration, and jointly help the development of digital economy with customers and partners.” Zhou Yuefeng said.

Intelligent data industry alliance explores new topics of digital economy

In addition to the release of storage products, the intelligent data industry alliance led by Huawei also announced the research direction of the next stage. During Huawei connect 2020, Wang Jianmin, Dean of Software School of Tsinghua University and chairman of big data application industry promotion group of intelligent data industry alliance, released innovative topics on behalf of the alliance.

Among them, the big data application industry promotion group will focus on six innovative topics: separation of big data storage and calculation, medical research big data platform, J grain supply informatization, intelligent off-site law enforcement, financial big data platform, data governance specification and cross domain security sharing of data, based on Huawei data storage and machine vision technology and products, Work with partners to create solutions around distributed data application scenarios and industry massive data analysis scenarios.

The intelligent edge application industry promotion group focuses on six innovative topics: edge cloud collaboration technology, high-speed video networking, emergency hazardous chemicals monitoring, intelligent forest fire prevention, emergency intelligent coal monitoring and traffic governance. Based on Huawei’s data storage and machine vision solutions, it works with partners to surround intelligent application scenarios from the lower level to the edge with low delay and data density, The mechanism and method of edge node and cloud collaboration are studied.

Build a full stack information infrastructure based on Kunpeng ecology

In the context of the development of digital economy, it is time to speed up the construction of new infrastructure. As an important means of production of the new economy, digital economy takes 5g, cloud computing, big data, blockchain, Internet of things and other communication technologies as carriers to promote the rapid development of human economic form and social productivity.

It is understood that the goal and positioning of the intelligent data industry alliance is based on China and the whole stack information infrastructure and industry application based on Kunpeng ecology, focusing on the whole life cycle of data acquisition, storage, calculation, management and use, covering application scenarios such as core production transactions, massive data, edge data, machine vision and integrated video. Based on Huawei data storage and machine vision technology, the alliance jointly promotes the implementation of innovative application scenarios through multi-party cooperation. Huawei data storage and machine vision solutions build a comprehensive capability for data acquisition, data storage and data management, support the massive video data generated by machine vision, drive the needs of massive storage and data processing and analysis, and help enterprises solve data management problems by enabling thousands of industries. By working with partners, universities and scientific research institutes to create stable, reliable, secure and sustainable innovative data infrastructure integration solutions, Huawei has created a solid “data base” for promoting enterprise digital transformation and intelligent upgrading.

Some other experts believe that in the future, the digital economy may have great development, the further development of technology and the further connection of the world will eventually lead to the arrival of the third wave of globalization. Nowadays, in the context of new infrastructure construction, there are more than 500000 5g base stations and more than 100 million 5g terminal connections in China. In addition, the overall supply scale of cloud data center resources in China has a compound growth rate of more than 30% in recent years, and 32% of the computing power of the world’s top 500 supercomputers comes from China. Therefore, China’s new infrastructure has a good foundation for development, and new network, computing and integration infrastructure with advanced technology and powerful functions are gradually taking shape. It is time to speed up the construction of new infrastructure.

Responsible editor: GT


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