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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hitachi Data Systems Adds Native NAS and Cloud Tiering to Virtual Storage Platform (VSP)

Apr 27, 20916:

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., today announced new upgrades and additions to its Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G series portfolio designed to reduce the ongoing costs of traditional environments and exploit and monetise data, which is too often trapped in silos of technology.


As an initiative to break down data silos and modernise storage management, Hitachi Data Systems has embedded NAS functionality, cloud optimisation and enhanced VMware integration into VSP G400, VSP G600 and VSP G800 storage platforms to simplify and accelerate data center modernisation efforts.

1.) Optimised for the cloud :

New modules help to reduce capital expenditures by providing a single, SAN and NAS storage platform for all workloads in a compact form factor. Operating costs also decline, as VSP G series systems require less power, cooling and space in the data centre.

The data migrator to the cloud software feature allows customers to create automated and intelligent, content-aware data management policies. These policies ensure that data is automatically and seamlessly tiered to private, public or hybrid cloud platforms and freeing up critical Hitachi Accelerated Flash resources for Tier 1 applications.



2.) Efficient and Granular Control of Virtual Machines:

Hitachi continues to be in lockstep with VMware to deliver on the vision for software-defined storage with full support for VMware vSphere® Virtual Volumes™. This support allows customers to maximise resources, reduce storage complexity and increase efficiency by enabling application-specific storage service levels to be applied to each virtual machine (VM). In addition, Hitachi Virtual Infrastructure Integrator 3.0 delivers scalable VM protection by simplified VMbackup, recovery and cloning services for VMware vSphere-based infrastructures.

3.) Comprehensive Infrastructure Analytics :

Available across the Hitachi VSP family, the new Hitachi Infrastructure Analytics Advisor (HIAA) delivers increased performance while reducing costs and risk through intelligent analytics. HIAA quickly and proactively identifies, diagnoses and helps resolve potential performance and capacity issues, including those concerning third-party storage. The software identifies opportunities to improve performance and reduce risk through intelligent analytics with pre-emptive alerts. Customers can drive down costs with comprehensive capacity and performance planning using enterprise-scale IT analytics with long-term historical trending.

4.) Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS):
Wee Kai Teck, MD, HDS

Hitachi Data Systems is the only IT vendor to address customer workload requirements from entry to mainframe with a single storage software platform. The powerful software capabilities built into Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) allow the entire VSP family to offer flash optimisation. SVOS further supports native heterogeneous storage virtualization and multi-site, active-active storage as well as fully compatible data migration, replication and management from a single interface. Hitachi SVOS provides system element management and advanced storage functions, such as storage virtualization, thin provisioning, service-level controls, performance instrumentation and security across multiple storage platforms.


“The new upgrades to our Virtual Storage Platform will help Malaysian customers simplify IT operations, reduce storage complexity and cost, and speed storage modernisation across disparate environments - helping to accelerate the adoption of the unified hybrid cloud,” said Wee Kai Teck, Managing Director of Hitachi Data Systems Malaysia.

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