Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform and new Hitachi Command Suite Enable Enterprises to Transform Data Centers into Reliable, Open, and Dynamic Information Centers
Page-level Dynamic Tiering Optimizes Performance While Reducing Storage Costs
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — September 27, 2010 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today introduced the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, the industry’s first 3 dimensional scaling platform, enabling organizations to scale up, out and deep for unprecedented levels of agility and cost savings in their virtualized data centers. The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), in combination with the new Hitachi Command Suite management software, offers best-in-class performance, capacity and open, multivendor storage virtualization for large businesses and enterprise organizations. Together, these solutions represent a major milestone in continued Hitachi Data Systems commitment to transform data centers into dynamic information centers where access to blocks, files and content is seamless and resides in a fluid and virtualized environment. (See related press release also issued today: “Hitachi Data Systems Announces Major Milestone on the Road to Enabling Data Center Transformation.”)
“Hitachi has a long history of innovation and industry-leading technologies since first introducing heterogeneous storage virtualization within the storage system,” said Hu Yoshida, chief technology officer and vice president, Hitachi Data Systems. “Today, only the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform and Hitachi Command Suite provide the scalability and integration that will transform the data center with new levels of agility, flexibility, performance and sustainability. With unique 3D scaling and management, customers can deliver capacity and computing resources as quickly as virtual servers are created. This platform was actually built for virtualized server environments.”
Hitachi VSP: 3D Scaling for Performance, Capacity, External Storage Asset Utilization
The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform is the only storage architecture that scales 3 dimensionally to help customers adapt flexibly for performance, capacity and multivendor storage asset utilization. Its data migration capabilities greatly reduce outage windows. Page-level dynamic tiering automates the page-based movement of data to the most appropriate storage media to simplify and optimize tier costs and performance. With new 2.5-inch SAS hard disk drives, it is the highest density storage available today. And, with more than 30 percent less power consumption for capacity stored than the competition, it is the most efficient enterprise storage platform. 3D scaling delivers extreme performance and capacity for robust disaster recovery and high availability systems:
“Today’s data centers are reaching an inflection point, evolving into something that is more agile, scalable and efficient,” said Roger W. Cox, research vice president, Gartner, Inc. “Storage vendors that deliver on the critical requirements, such as 3D scaling, are what enterprises are looking for to transform their data center into an infrastructure that meets the demanding requirements of today’s virtualized environment.”
Use Cases: Enabling Server Virtual Environments and Cloud Deployments
Companies that will benefit from the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform are those with massive scalability requirements, such as virtualized server environments or those looking to facilitate and optimize their cloud deployments:
Hitachi Command Suite: Maximizing IT Asset Utilization in Complex Infrastructures
The Hitachi Command Suite, tightly integrated with reliable hardware, enables “worry free scaling” of large numbers of virtual machines and manages even the largest infrastructures and application deployments. It provides effective reporting and management to maximize IT asset utilization within complex infrastructures, unified management for virtual tiered storage and server environments, and improved business application availability, performance and access to critical data. Organizations powered by the Hitachi Command Suite simply and effectively develop and manage their next generation virtualized data centers to reduce risks and operational costs, operate efficiently, and a realize return on their storage asset investments. Through unique management in three dimensions, the Hitachi Command Suite helps customers lower costs and properly manages all data types:
Built on a heritage of market-leading innovation, the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform and Hitachi Command Suite provide organizations with a reliable, dynamic and open architecture that helps lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) in the first year and will future proof their data centers. It includes a proven services organization and network of partners to help reduce operational and capital costs, lower implementation risks, transition to a new environment, and extend the life of current assets. (See related press release also issued today: “Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Embraced by Global Partner Ecosystem.”) Savings include:
The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform and Hitachi Command Suite are available worldwide.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision that IT must be virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable, Hitachi Data Systems offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility. With more than 4,200 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems products, services and solutions are trusted by the world’s leading enterprises, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes that data drives our world – and information is the new currency. To learn more, visit: http://www.hds.com
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com
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