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Huawei FusionStorage OverviewUNIXBusinessApplication

Huawei FusionStorage is #10 ranked solution in top Cloud Storage tools and #14 ranked solution in top File and Object Storage tools. IT Central Station users give Huawei FusionStorage an average rating of 8 out of 10. Huawei FusionStorage is most commonly compared to Red Hat Ceph Storage:Huawei FusionStorage vs Red Hat Ceph Storage. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a comms service provider, accounting for 44% of all views.
What is Huawei FusionStorage?

Huawei FusionStorage fully distributed cloud storage features massive scale-out capability designed for cloud-based architectures. The on-board storage system software combines the local storage resources of standard x86 servers into fully distributed storage pools, providing block, object, or file storage resources to the upper layer. An enterprise can easily obtain the required flexibility and efficiency in data storage to keep up with the ever-changing dynamics of business.

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Huawei FusionStorage Customers

China Merchants Bank, Liaoning, Zhejiang

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MuneebMalik
Solution Architect at ES
Real User
Top 10
Provides block, object, big data, and file storage and has a simple GUI-based management platform

Pros and Cons

  • "The product has a very simple GUI-based management platform and it is very simple to use. There is a very easy step-by-step configuration procedure that guides you through, and you can configure it very easily."
  • "The initial setup and installation is not that straightforward. It should be made easier and the time to install should be reduced."

What is our primary use case?

I am a solutions architect. I help people define the solutions that will work best for them. Huawei FusionStorage is software-defined storage. Mostly we propose the hardware solutions to our customers. FusionStorage is a software solution for user storage needs. Generally, we would propose using the software with something from the OceanStor series by Huawei. But you can install the software on any of the universal servers like Huawei, HP, Dell — it can be any server.  

What is most valuable?

The features I know about that are the most valuable are the block, file and object storage features.  

It has a very simple GUI-based management platform and it is very simple to use. There is a very easy step-by-step configuration procedure that guides you through, and you can configure it very easily.  

What needs improvement?

One place where this product should be improved is in the deployment. It should be made easier and the time should be reduced. The number of software packages could be minimized and with a little effort, the deployment time can be streamlined and the time reduced.  

For how long have I used the solution?

Actually Huawei FusionStorage is a relatively new solution. We have been looking forward to deploying it here in the UAE since its release.  

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is very stable.  

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

If you activate the FusionStorage solution, it can integrate with other solutions as well. It can work with other solutions like the MVS (Multiple Virtual Storage) and Hyper-V. So it can be integrated and scaled with other solutions.  

How are customer service and technical support?

Huawei has very good support. They have support available in deep tech here in the Middle East region. If support is required from the headquarters in China because the solution does not come from the local resources, users can also get support from the experts in China. So, Huawei's support has several options and it is really very good.  

How was the initial setup?

The only thing I really know about the initial setup is that currently the installation is not that straightforward. There are nine or ten different software packages you have to install before the product is complete. Then it is time for the configuration. The total time to prepare it, initially, would be around 10 days.  

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten with one being the worst and ten being the best, I would rate this solution as an eight of ten. While I know it is an excellent solution and it will work well for our Huawei customers, we do not have any use cases here in the UAE for FusionStorage yet because it has yet to be deployed anywhere. In China, they would possibly have some of the use cases. But in the UAE, it is totally new. Actual customer feedback is very important because the economy of software has changed and the customer is the one testing the product.  

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner