In recent years, the application scope of a new generation of information technology represented by the Internet, big data and artificial intelligence has rapidly expanded, and fusion innovation models have continued to emerge. While enabling economic growth and industrial upgrading, it has also led to a blowout growth in the scale of global data. .

IDC predicts that by 2025, the number of global smart terminals will reach 40 billion, and the total amount of data will also jump from 44ZB in 2020 to 180ZB, of which 30% belong to real-time data, and 75% come from edges and terminals. These data will include 80% of the data is unstructured data.

It can be said that mankind has entered a new era of data.

New challenges in the new data age

The new data era faces two major characteristics. On the one hand, the rapid increase in the scale of data and the complexity of the structure have put forward new requirements for the entire life cycle of data collection, transmission, storage, management and analysis, and has also brought new space for industry development. The introduction of machines has enriched the data. Types have accelerated the progress of data expansion, and the ability to process data has been greatly enhanced. On the other hand, data is becoming a new factor of production after land, labor, capital, and technology, becoming an innovation engine, and stimulating new industries and new industries. Business formats and new models.

Cultivating the market for data elements and releasing the value of data elements is becoming a new challenge facing my country's economic transformation and industrial upgrading in the new era.

On November 18th, the 2020 China Data and Storage Summit was held in Beijing. In his keynote speech, Li Hui, general manager of Inspur storage product line, explained that Inspur storage focuses on the ultimate technology, storage as a platform, the creation of data "system" storage infrastructure, and The new storage method of closed-loop Inspur storage with the four key elements of "ideas, technology, products, and solutions" is to meet the following challenges in the new data era.

One of the challenges: Let data become a new factor of production

Unlike traditional production factors, data is a long-term process that needs to be continuously applied. At the same time, data is difficult to share, but it has the advantages of no depreciation and greater value as it is shared. How to make data the core asset of an enterprise and integrate it into people's industry and business?

By sorting out data, a large number of applications are developed on the basis of data, and the industry and the market can be changed by using data to speak, data decision-making, data management, and data innovation.

Taking the medical industry as an example, many hospitals and related institutions have developed and applied health big data, and significant changes have taken place in the areas of medical imaging, drug R&D, smart equipment, precision medicine, health management, public health, medical payment, and hospital management. The efficiency is also greatly improved.

During the outbreak, the prevention and control data played a major role. The health code and Tongcheng big data have tens of billions of queries every month, and they have also played a major role in assisting the deployment, control and tracing of close contacts. The amount of diagnosis has increased tenfold or even hundreds of times than usual. The AI-assisted diagnosis model based on medical image data training can quickly and accurately distinguish, which greatly reduces the pressure and workload of doctors.

This is the important role of data.

Challenge 2: Responding to massive or super-scale scenarios

At present, a large number of AI and high-performance applications are emerging in an endless stream, and a large number of terminals bring a large amount of data, and a large amount of data needs to be interacted and processed.

At present, in an autonomous driving test project carried out by Baidu in Beijing Yizhuang involving tens of thousands of cars, a single car needs to store more than 30TB of data every day, and the total amount of data throughout the day exceeds 300PB; Tsinghua University is in a project called "RUSH". In the study of the brain project, 28 high-speed cameras were used to shoot the brains of mice at a rate of 30 frames per second. The data collection volume per second was 20GB, which exceeded 1.72PB throughout the day. The storage capacity required for the three-day study exceeded 5PB.

In order to meet the needs of future astronomical observation planning, the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory has set a data storage capacity target of 600PB in the next few years.

These ultra-large-scale applications have brought huge challenges to mankind's imagination of the future. Only greater capacity, greater concurrency, greater bandwidth, higher speed, and lower latency can meet market demands.

Challenge three, technological innovation and breakthrough

Nowadays, advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, big data, edge, 5G, IoT (abbreviated as "ABCDEFI") have been widely used, and the IT architecture has expanded from the past two layers to what is now called In the four layers of the “end-side heart cloud”, data is collected, used, and processed on the new architecture, flowing like streams and rivers, forming a data system—data system.

In order to ensure that data can be better processed, better shared, better online, and better secured on this architecture, continuous innovation of technology has become a must for the storage industry in the new era.

As a storage manufacturer focusing on storage technology innovation for many years, Inspur Storage has proposed a "new storage approach."

Inspur's new storage method

Inspur’s new storage approach is to focus on innovating traditional storage architectures to achieve “all-in-one” processing of service capabilities. A set of storage supports multiple data services such as blocks, files, objects, and big data to meet the needs of ultra-large-scale data centers. The storage needs of massive and diverse data; strengthen cooperation with Intel and other companies, introduce better performance and higher capacity storage media, and launch 3D NAND, PCM, DRAM and other products to raise the cost-effectiveness to a new level, independent research and development of enterprise-level NVMe SSD has also been successfully applied to a variety of Inspur storage products; it provides 99.99999% reliability, sub-millisecond latency, TB-level bandwidth, and improves storage autonomy and level certification.

Under the general trend that distributed storage and distributed all-flash storage will become the mainstream of the future storage field, Inspur has proposed seven extreme technologies for extreme scenarios-minimal architecture, extreme stability, extreme capacity, and extreme The ultimate performance, ultimate security, ultimate cloudification, and the ability to easily manage storage systems, to create ultimate storage products and become the foundation and support of the new storage approach.

Based on the value concept of "cloud storage and intelligent operation of new data", combined with the four-tier architecture of "end-side heart cloud" and the characteristics of storage itself, Inspur Storage aims to converge data on the cloud and proposes the concept of "storage as a platform". On this platform, it provides a variety of data service capabilities such as blocks, files, objects, and big data, supports cloud data intelligence applications, and stores excellent technologies and media such as SCM, NVM, NAND, and air disks in storage solutions. , Horizontally, it provides better integration for various platforms such as IaaS and PaaS, realizes cloud-side collaboration, and completes the connection between local private cloud data and public cloud through the gateway.

Inspur Storage's series of measures are getting results:

Through storage and computing fusion or storage and computing separation, the data flows quickly; in terms of technology introduction and innovation of high-speed components, storage performance is achieved through heterogeneous media integration, software and hardware acceleration, software stack reconstruction and performance optimization Raising the millisecond latency to E-level IOPS speeds up the data processing process; through the storage system's own IOPS operation capabilities and various disaster recovery solutions, the data online is strengthened; in terms of data security, Inspur storage is in the destruction, More work is also being carried out in terms of encryption, pre-control, security level compliance, and anti-virus and anti-data leakage.

Focusing on innovations in the three major areas of new architecture, new media, and new capabilities, Inspur Storage is helping users, managing and using all data well, thoroughly mining and releasing the value of data, supporting various data applications, and realizing storage capacity to EB The goal of level leaping.

Open cooperation to win the future

Inspur has been engaged in the storage field for 20 years, and it has also adhered to an open and cooperative attitude for 20 years.

At present, Inspur Storage is working with industries, schools, research institutions and users to continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the industry chain. It is working with upstream device and chip manufacturers, midstream software and hardware product and solution providers, and many downstream partners in product development and business. Continue to innovate and cooperate in terms of models, create storage products that are truly the best for application scenarios, and take advantage of the trend to seize the opportunities of industrial development brought by digital transformation and internal and external environments to achieve a win-win and multi-win situation, grow together, and welcome more glorious future.

New ways of storage, creating a new future of digital intelligence

From the material level, three things are very important in a person's life. One is life. Hospitals and doctors are taking important responsibilities. The other is money. Financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies are managing people's assets. Li Hui, general manager of Inspur storage product line, believes that the value of the third thing is actually more important, and this is data. However, it is rare to see an organization that helps people manage the data they have today. He believes that this will be the direction of the entire industry, including Inspur Storage, for a long time to come. As for wisdom, people are actually more familiar with it. From smart cities to smart homes, a variety of smart applications are spreading out overwhelmingly. For many ICT suppliers, if there is a lack of "wisdom" in front of solutions and applications In both words, I feel ashamed to meet people and fall behind the times.

The combination of digital intelligence is producing immeasurable benefits; because of this, digital intelligence has attracted countless heroes to "knock their waists."

Not long ago, IDC released a tracking report on China's enterprise storage market for the second quarter of 2020. According to the report, the overall shipment of China's storage market in the second quarter was 55,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 29%. Among them, Inspur storage shipments were 6,207 units, ranking top two in the Chinese market with a year-on-year increase of 162%, which was nearly higher than the industry average growth rate. 6 times the speed is far ahead.

Inspur's new storage method is constructing a new digital intelligence future!