Hitachi Unified Storage and Hitachi NAS Platform

Consolidate File and Virtual Servers, and Storage

Hitachi NAS Platform


Hitachi NAS Platform 4000 Series Hitachi Unified Storage family HUS VM Family

Hitachi Unified Storage and Hitachi NAS Platform 4000 Series

Hitachi Unified Storage family

HUS VM Family

  • Powerful: Industry- leading performance and scalability.
  • Efficient: Nondisruptive deduplication and greater usable capacity.
  • Cost-effective: Superior total cost of ownership (TCO) for file serving and virtualized environments.

Powerful, Efficient, Cost-Effective NAS Solutions

To handle the massive, growing, file-based data and applications in today's environments, you need efficient, highly scalable and high-performance network attached storage systems – but at a lower total cost of ownership.

Hitachi NAS Platforms help you with file sharing, file server consolidation and application storage for Oracle, Microsoft® and virtual environments. Deploy the highest performance per node in the industry. Apply capacity efficiencies that let you actually do more, but with a lot less. Realize significant cost savings for your organization.

The family of Hitachi NAS Platform gateway products gives you flexibility and choice. These systems handle the many different workloads and use cases for enterprise data centers, medium organizations, and remote data centers across a wide range of industries.

  • Continuous availability: With global-active device support for Hitachi NAS Platform, experience uninterrupted access to your files in the case of a site, node or server failure.
  • Consolidate more: Greater usable capacity, scalability and twice the performance of comparable products in its class give you the power you need to handle large, mixed-workload environments.
  • Save time and space:Rich capabilities let you apply dynamic provisioning, intelligent tiering, virtualization, snapshots, file cloning, replication and more.
  • Save money: Deduplication capabilities reduce your required storage capacity by up to 90% and let you reclaim valuable capacity rather than constantly make new purchases.

Simplify Data Management and Protection

Features and Benefits


  • Unified storage to consolidate file, block and object data.
  • Support for 1PB file system.
  • High-performance hardware-accelerated architecture, 99.999% availability and expansive scalability, with the ability to cluster from 2 to 4 nodes and clustered namespace (also known as single namespace).
  • Capability to migrate data from HNAS, leveraging universal migrator and universal migration director features.
  • Fast, nondisruptive deduplication that supports up to 4 high-speed deduplication engines.
  • File cloning and high-speed object-based replication.
  • Unified management via Hitachi Command Suite storage management software.
  • Intelligent file tiering that enables policy-based tiering within the system to alternate drive types and to 3rd-party systems, including Hitachi Content Platform.
  • Multitenant namespaces that deliver truly independent enterprise virtual servers.
  • Application-aware data protection via integrated backup and recovery with Hitachi Application Protector.
  • Full content search capability, which is enabled through integration with Hitachi Data Discovery Suite for advanced indexing and content searches across HNAS systems.


  • Reduces complexity and simplifies management of storage environment.
  • Continuous file available through global-active device support on HNAS with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000).
  • Lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) by 30% or more.
  • Significantly improves efficiency and utilization.
  • Eliminates redundant data; defers the need to purchase more capacity.
  • Speeds time to test and deploy virtual applications.
  • Minimizes interruption of data access with advanced data protection and fast recovery.
  • Improves productivity and application performance.


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HNAS 3080 HNAS 3090HNAS 4060HNAS 4080HNAS 4100
No. Nodes per Cluster Up to 2 Nodes Up to 4 NodesUp to 2 Nodes Up to 4 NodesUp to 4 Nodes
IOPS (1-node/2-node) 40,6881/
Throughput Up to
Up to
Up to
Up to
Up to
Max. Capacity (usable) 4PB8PB8PB 16PB16PB
File System Size256TB256TB1PB 1PB1PB
File System Objects per Directory 16 Million16 Million 16 Million16 Million16 Million
Primary Dedupe Yes, hardware acceleratedYes, hardware acceleratedYes, hardware accelerated Yes, hardware acceleratedYes, hardware accelerated
Intelligent File Tiering Yes YesYes YesYes
Single Namespace Up to max. usable capacityUp to max. usable capacity Up to max. usable capacity Up to max. usable capacityUp to max. usable capacity
File Cloning Yes YesYesYes Yes
Object-Based Replication Yes YesYesYesYes
Application Protector Yes YesYesYesYes
IDC Price Band 5 5677

1Based on SPECsfs_2008 NFSv3 benchmark
2Higher when using Hitachi NAS Performance Accelerator software
3With mixed read/write workloads

Hitachi Unified Storage and Hitachi NAS Platform

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