This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Anywhere solution with a focus on ease of use, security, and efficient deployment.
ESG Lab recently completed hands-on testing and analysis of Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM) and Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) 7.3 software. This report focuses on the evolutionary enhancements to both HUS VM and HCS that enable the Hitachi Data Systems vision of one platform for all data providing shared storage services in the data center and private cloud. This validation also focuses on how HUS VM and HCS improve administration, operations, provisioning, performance, and resilience for enterprise storage environments.
With HUS VM, Hitachi Data Systems delivers a scalable, efficient, virtualized storage platform. Designed to bring enterprise-level capabilities to the midmarket, HUS VM offers infrastructure that enables IT in mid-sized organizations to deliver comprehensive, enterprise-class storage services. Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) simplifies HUS VM management, allowing complete control of Hitachi storage systems and virtualized external storage leveraging common management practices from a centralized console. Hitachi Tuning Manager monitors end-to-end application to storage performance, identifying performance bottlenecks and automatically reporting on capacity trends.
This report documents hand-on evaluation and testing of Hitachi Data Systems’ edge-to-core storage solution, combining the Hitachi Data Ingestor as the bottomless and backup-free cloud on-ramp with the Hitachi Content Platform object storage. The report focuses on Hitachi Data Ingestor as a distributed edge device providing users with transparent connectivity to object based, private cloud storage, eliminating the need to perform backup, capacity planning, and other data storage management activities at remote and branch offices (ROBOs).
The 21st century is an interesting time to be a data center manager. Amazing technological advances that would have been thought impossible just a decade ago now are an everyday part of IT. One of the most notable is server virtualization. After organizations experienced many years of ever-expanding server sprawl to accommodate the growing number of applications that drive businesses, the ability to consolidate multiple server workloads on one piece of hardware was revolutionary.
The ever-increasing volume of unstructured file data that enterprises need to share, manage, and protect has become a real problem for IT managers—particularly those that need to provide online access to shared files for revenue-generating workflows and processes. This report explores how the Hitachi NAS platform, powered by BlueArc, leverages Hitachi AMS and USP/VSP disk storage systems and tight integration with VMware to create a NAS environment with enterprise class scalability and performance that is easy to deploy and manage.