Huawei unveils the FusionServer Pro 2298 V5 with Cascade Lake Refresh and 450TB of storage

Today, Huawei unveiled its next-gen FusionServer Pro 2298 V5, a 2U 2-socket storage rack, which provides up to 450 TB of storage capacity in a manageable package.

The FusionServer Pro 2298 V5 storage server runs on the Cascade Lake Refresh processor, which is the newest member of the Intel Xeon Scalable processor family, offering a base frequency up to 3.9 GHz with a 4.5 GHz turbo boost. It also supports Intel Optane DC persistent memory. In addition, in a 2U space, the server rack can house four 2.5-inch drives and 24 3.5-inch drives, as well as four NVMe SSDs, providing a total storage capacity of 450 TB.

Huawei claims that the FusionServer Pro 2298 V5 delivers 36% higher performance than its predecessors while ensuring reliability and optimized power consumption due to its Dynamic Energy Management Technology, which automatically monitors resource usage based on service loads and dynamically adjusts the minimum power based on resource utilization. Other advantages include:

  • Ultra-large storage: 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.
  • System acceleration: 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.

Considering the feature set, the FusionServer Pro 2298 V5 is primarily geared towards workplaces and scenarios involving big data analytics, distributed storage, software-defined storage, data backup, archiving, and data-intensive warm and cold storage.