Hitachi Vantara Updates HCI Portfolio For Future-Proof & Dynamic Enterprise IT Environment

Date : 24-Sep-2020
Location: Kuala Lumpur


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Key Takeaways:

New enhancements and capabilities to its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio with updates to Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) HC series and RS series.


The updates include:

  • Faster provisioning with new Hitachi UCP Advisor.
  • Certified support for SAP HANA workloads.
  • New Intel Cascade Lake Xenon Refresh processors that increase performance, and enhanced lifecycle management capabilities that deliver non-disruptive upgrades.
  • Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC and Hitachi Unified Compute Platform RS are available now from Hitachi Vantara and its global network of business partners.


  • Bobby Soni, president, Digital Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara,said,the updates are meant to service the increasing demands of remote workforce due to COVID-19 pandemic;by focusing on of supporting larger mobile and remote workforces with federated collaboration, an elevated focus on infrastructure resiliency and cybersecurity, and accelerated digital transformation initiatives
  • Vo Nguyen, IT manager, Seven System Vietnam JSC,said,UCP HC’s all-in-one, single-vendor solution, with VMware vSAN integration.
  • Enrico Signoretti, analyst, Gigaom Research,said,the updates serve as important options for many data centers.
  • Lee Caswell, vice president of marketing, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware,said, VMWare running on HCI supports business-critical apps such as SAP HANA.
  • Dan McConnell, senior vice president, product management, Enterprise Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara,said,eliminate silos,host everything under the same environment.

Best Practices:

How to deal with increasing ICT demand as a result of COVID-19 ?

  • Supporting larger mobile and remote workforces with federated collaboration.
  • Elevate focus on infrastructure resiliency and cybersecurity.
  • Accelerate digital transformation initiatives.
  • Unify cloud infrastructure management with seamless interoperability across customers’ environments of traditional storage, HCI-powered hybrid clouds and public clouds.

Case Studies:

Dis-Chem is a leading pharmacy group in South Africa; the challenge was to create an enterprise ready, dynamic IT environment;the solution was to implement HCI.


  • High availability and performance of business-critical database.
  • Virtual server setup reduced from 48 to 2 minutes.
  • Protection against data loss.
  • Quick response to spikes in demand.

Editor's comments:

  • The key is to deploy hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) which caters a total solution for scaling computer resources(CPU, RAM and storage),federated collaboration,high security and resiliency.
  • Think of the HCI as the preferred choice of hardware for your enterprise apps' servers

Eliminate silos,host everything under the same environment
Eliminate silos,host everything under the same environment