Huawei launches FusionServer Pro 2298 V5 for telecoms

Huawei has introduced its FusionServer Pro 2298 V5, a 2U 2-socket storage rack server that provides up to 450 TB storage capacity, targeting telecoms and Internet providers.
Huawei FusionServer Pro 2298 V5 storage serverIntel Xeon Scalable processor powers the FusionServer Pro 2298 V5 storage server. The new server from Huawei supports Intel Optane DC persistent memory (DCPMM), said China-based Huawei in a statement.

Huawei has shipped 4.31 million units Huawei x86-based servers from 2012 to 2019, says Gartner. The sales performance peaked in 2019 when the Huawei 4-socket servers topped the world in terms of shipment and sales volumes for that year.

Huawei has generated quarterly revenue of $1.284 billion from server business during the fourth quarter of 2019, according to IDC. Huawei has 5.1 percent share in the global server market during the fourth quarter. Huawei competes with HPE, Dell Technologies, IBM, Inspur and Lenovo in the $100 billion plus server market globally.

The Cascade Lake Refresh processor offers a base frequency up to 3.9 GHz with a 4.5 GHz turbo boost, Huawei said on Tuesday. It supports more cores and provides higher hyper-threading processing capabilities, delivering a performance that is 36 percent higher than its predecessors.

The FusionServer Pro 2298 V5 can house 24 3.5-inch and 4 2.5-inch drives, as well as 4 NVMe SSDs, in a 2U space, providing up to 450 TB storage capacity. It offers high density, performance, and scalability for enterprise customers.

FusionServer 2298 V5 advantages:

# Supports various drive configurations and provides elastic storage capacity, meeting upgrade requirements at different storage capacity levels
# Supports SATA/SAS SSDs or PCIe NVMe SSDs as the cache, improving drive read/write performance
# High I/O expandability: Provides diverse network ports, such as four PCIe 3.0 slots, two 10GE and two GE LOM ports, as well as one OCP mezzanine card 2.0
# Supports two SATA M.2 SSDs for independent OS installation and high-speed startup
# The two M.2 SSDs provide capacity options of 32, 64, 240, and 480 GB, and support hot swap and hardware RAID. All these features ensure the OS high reliability

The Huawei FusionServer 2298 V5 adopts an intelligent power management design and capitalizes on the power capping technology to help customers improve deployment density.

The largest telecom network maker said Huawei-patented Dynamic Energy Management Technology (DEMT) automatically monitors resource usage based on service loads and dynamically adjusts the minimum power based on resource utilization for solid and reliable server running.

Baburajan K