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Hitachi Storage Virtualization

Hitachi Virtualized Tiered Storage Solutions

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Hitachi Storage Virtualization

Hitachi Storage Virtualization

Hitachi Virtualized Tiered Storage Solutions

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  • Unique ability to virtualize externally attached storage subsystems
  • Integrates legacy and low cost storage for reduced costs
  • Designing storage systems to encompass multiple storage service levels and price points delivers superior storage service for less cost
Overview

Unique Ability to Virtualize External Storage

Today's enterprise data centers feature storage systems and storage network infrastructures from many vendors. To leverage this disparity, Hitachi virtualized tiered storage architecture consolidates heterogeneous storage solutions in a single managed set of tiered pools. It provides the external storage with thin provisioning, advanced replication, logical partitioning and advanced virtual server support.

It also provides the performance and scalability needed to truly deliver storage services on demand for critical IT and cloud applications. Hitachi virtualization technologies allow the separation of logical views from physical assets. This enables an architecture that provides the right cost, performance, reliability and availability characteristics of storage, as needed, matched with application requirements. This means you can easily and flexibly align storage infrastructure with business requirements.

  • Enables deployment of multitiered storage
  • Integrates heterogeneous systems
  • Consolidates and rationalizes storage and storage management points
  • Creates new opportunities based on enhanced capability of thin provisioning, business continuity software and advanced management tools to external storage devices

Features and Benefits

Business Benefits

  • Increases capital expense savings and lowers operational costs
  • Improves storage visibility with centralized management
  • Increases utilization
  • Delivers higher availability
  • Reduces application service interruptions
  • Enables alignment of storage infrastructure with business requirements

Technical Benefits

  • Simplifies provisioning and storage management
  • Enables precise storage service level management
  • Leverages lower cost storage resources
  • Provides nondisruptive data migration
  • Extends new functionality to older assets
  • Enhances performance and provides automated performance optimization
  • Enables thin provisioning
  • Improves security with logical partitioning, role-based access, audit logging and other security features
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Specifications

  • A wide range of certified external storage systems are supported as external storage behind Hitachi enterprise storage systems. Click here to see the list: Supported external storage

Hitachi Storage Virtualization

Learn how Hitachi storage virtualization gives you access to all of your resources, Hitachi and Non-Hitachi, in a unified pool. Virtualization extends the capabilities of Hitachi enterprise storage systems to all storage. Watch or download or download for iPad™

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