Hitachi Network Attached Storage (HNAS) Platform and Unified Storage

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Hitachi Unified Storage and Hitachi NAS Platform

Consolidate File and Virtual Servers Efficiently

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 network-attached-storage capacity.
  • Cost-effective: Superior total cost of ownership (TCO) for file serving and virtualized server environments.

Powerful, Efficient, Cost-Effective

Handle the massive, growing, file-based data and applications in today’s environments. Deploy efficient, highly scalable, and high-performance NAS systems – but at a lower total cost of ownership.

Hitachi Unified Storage and NAS Platform systems help you with file sharing, file server consolidation and application storage for Oracle, Microsoft® and virtual server environments. Deploy the highest usable capacity and 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 unified and NAS systems give you flexibility and choice. Now you can handle the many different workloads and use cases for enterprise data centers, medium organizations, and remote data centers across a wide range of industries.

  • Consolidate more: Greater usable capacity, scalability, and twice the performance of comparable network attached storage solutions 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.
  • High performance hardware-accelerated architecture, 99.999% availability
  • Expansive scalability with the ability to cluster from 2 up to 8 nodes and clustered namespace up to 16PB (also known as single namespace).
  • Fast, nondisruptive deduplication that supports up to 4 high-speed deduplication engines.
  • File cloning and high-speed object-based replication
  • Unified management uses Hitachi Command Suite storage management software.
  • Intelligent file tiering enables policy-based tiering within the system to alternate drive types and externally to the Hitachi Content Platform or cloud.
  • Application-aware data protection, and integrated backup and recovery with Hitachi Application Protector.
  • Full content searchable – integrated with Hitachi Data Discovery Suite for advanced indexing and content searches across NAS Platform systems.


  • Reduces complexity and simplifies management of storage environment.
  • Lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) by 30% or more.
  • Significantly improves efficiency and utilization.
  • Eliminates redundant data; and 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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Model 3080/M1 Model 3090/M2Model 4040Model 4060Model 4080Model 4100
# Nodes/Cluster Up to 2 Nodes Up to 4 NodesUp to 2 Nodes Up to 2 NodesUp to 4 NodesUp to 8 Nodes
IOPS (2-node)1 80,279 189,9942- 147,957209,519293,128
Throughput Up to
Up to
Up to
Up to 1,0003
Up to 1,5003
Up to
Max Capacity (Usable) 4PB8PB4PB 8PB16PB32PB
File System Pool256TB256TB256TB 256TB256TB256TB
File System Objects per Directory 16 Million16 Million 16 Million16 Million16 Million16 Million
Primary Dedupe Yes, hardware acceleratedYes, hardware acceleratedYes, hardware accelerated Yes, hardware acceleratedYes, hardware acceleratedYes, hardware accelerated
Intelligent File Tiering Yes YesYes YesYesYes
Single Namespace Up to max usable capacityUp to max usable capacity Up to max usable capacity Up to max usable capacityUp to max usable capacityUp to max usable capacity
File Cloning Yes YesYesYes YesYes
Object-based Replication Yes YesYesYesYesYes
Application Protector Yes YesYesYesYesYes
IDC Price Band 5 65678

1Based on SPECsfs_2008 NFSv3 benchmark
2Using Performance Accelerator software
3With mixed read/write workloads

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