What is all-flash NAS storage for SMEs?

The data becomes an increasingly important element within SMEs. These grow very quickly due to digital transformation, until companies begin to face problems due to lack of capacity. Luckily, all-flash NAS storage is being implemented as a definitive solution, providing better management and security.

This new solution arises in some way due to AI. Since it takes shape from large databases, being one of the main causes of this need. To deal with this, the most efficient solution is to transition from old HDDs to SSD drives. So this is what is sought with all-flash NAS storage, making more efficient use possible. But what does it consist of and how did it come to the industry?

The rise of unstructured data

Currently, more than 80% of SME data is unstructuredbut consist of video, image, audio and document formats.Those who make it a challenge. This added to the slowness of HDD-based business infrastructures, which take too long to open files of only 1GB. Hence, the solution is to isolate files precisely, making their transfer easier – but complicated for SMEs.

Although NAS services have been used for several years, they were based on open source servers and architectures, due to the low cost and technological limitations of the time. This resulted in a limited range of protocols, so sharing data and isolating resources remained complicated. This led SMBs to switch to hard drive-based NAS storage systems.

The evolution of NAS solutions and the need for all-flash NAS storage

It is thanks to this that the protocol limitation was solved, but not the slow reading and writing. Therefore, identifying these needs, Huawei launched the OceanStor Dorado 2100 solution, the first active-active all-flash NAS storage created for SMEs. Whose objective is to offer a new approach to data management and speed solutions for companies at a lower price.

This new all-flash NAS storage is characterized by allowing a greater number of protocols. Additionally, it has various features such as file sharing, web disks, and data recovery. Thus, completely renewing the user experience, in order to provide easier use, security against modern threats and efficiency.

The OceanStor Dorado range, Huawei's all-flash NAS storage

But that's not all, since NAS all-flash storage is set to cloud. Thanks to this, it is managed through the DME IQ mobile application, with a security process that consists of scanning a code to access. Subsequently, data import takes only 30 minutes and can be done by anyone, without the need for advanced knowledge. So investment in labor is also reduced by 50% and efficiency increases by 90%.

On the other hand, the DME IQ O&M platform allows for AI-powered data analysis and summaries. Likewise, detecting faults and selecting them in a matter of seconds. Basically, all-flash NAS storage features a four-layer design, including SSD, architecture, system and solution, ensuring near-perfect reliability.

Basic range and professional range

In this way, not only the loss of information is reduced, but also virus and ransomware attacks. In addition, it meets regulatory and WORM requirements at the enterprise level, by allowing you to change the status of files. Not to mention that their SSD drives have a reduced price with benefits of availability and speed in information processing. An example is its ability to pre-load data into memory.

This is how Huawei was responsible for launching several all-flash NAS storage products designed for SMEs. As well as for companies with greater needs. BetweenThis includes the ceanStor Dorado 3000, OceanStor Dorado 2000 and OceanStor Dorado 2100. In addition to others focused on data recovery such as OceanProtect X3000 and OceanProtect X6000.

Thus, guaranteeing complete options for the needs of any company. For its part, Huawei is expected to continue developing new business solutions that take advantage of new technologies. This added to a wide range of products that cover the needs of SMEs, since all-flash NAS storage is just the beginning.