Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series

GET I.T. Ability and Agility That Defy Expectations

Flash-optimized virtual storage platforms deliver high performance, resiliency and a software-defined infrastructure for faster innovation and improved business outcomes

Improve IT Agility and Accelerate Business Outcomes

Agile, High-Performance Enterprise Storage for Critical, Always-On Applications

  • Accelerate business applications with up to 4M IOPS of performance
  • Eliminate risk and guarantee 100% data availability
  • Simplify and improve IT responsiveness with better data management
  • Take advantage of virtualization integration for enterprise applications
  • Automatically tier files to Hitachi Content Platform, Amazon S3, and Microsoft® Azure™ with the data migrator to cloud feature
  • IDC Report: Software-Defined Infrastructure

    Executives evaluate software-defined infrastructure for data growth and complexity.


Build a Flash-Accelerated, Software-Defined Infrastructure


  • Eliminate business risks with advanced active-active clustering, replication and snapshots
  • Improve application performance while maximizing flash ROI with active flash tiering and groundbreaking flash modules
  • Simplify new workload delivery and centralize management with advanced automation and storage virtualization
  • Built on 20 years of experience and over 3,500 storage patents
  • Offers the industry’s only 100% data-availability guarantee
  • When it Comes to Storage, Failure is Not an Option

    Don’t take chances on storage array performance; Gartner rates the leaders.



Improve Resource Utilization and Minimize IT Operational Costs With a Software-Defined Infrastructure

Storage Virtualization

Consolidate resources into a single storage pool to improve utilization and enable nondisruptive data migrations.
Unified Architecture

Reduce capital investment and operating costs by using a simple platform for more of your applications.
Automated Provisioning and Resource Delivery
Improve IT responsiveness and deliver storage based on application-specific service levels, in a fraction of the time.
VMware Optimized
Map your application service-level objectives using VMware Virtual Volumes over NAS or SAN protocols.

Accelerate Workloads and Lower Latency

Deliver the Speed Required for Enterprise IT

Hitachi Accelerated Flash

Flash-optimized Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) and groundbreaking flash modules (FMD) drive faster information access, better-informed business decisions and customer satisfaction.
Hitachi Dynamic Tiering With Active Flash
Control costs without compromising performance with hybrid tiering that automatically maximizes performance in real time.

Software Designed for Throughput

SVOS is architected for high bandwidth and low latency to deliver extreme system performance.

Lower Risk and Maximize Data Availability

Secure Data and Support Regulatory Compliance

Global-Active Device

Active-active clustering protects against site failures and lets you write to both sides of a cluster for business continuity and better return on investments.
Hitachi Data Instance Director
Data protection management simplifies delivery of HDS replication and snapshot offerings, eliminating human error that can cause data loss.

Secure Multitenancy

Enables multiple applications, departments or customers to securely share the same storage device through role-based security, secure partitioning and advanced administrative authentication.
Data-At-Rest Encryption

Provides an extra measure of protection and confidentiality for lost, stolen, or misplaced media that may contain sensitive information.


Build an Always-On Infrastructure
Take these nine steps to ensure that you meet the demands of a rapidly evolving business landscape.
Top Seven Reasons
See the top seven reasons to choose Hitachi Storage Virtualization to address growth demands, optimize existing resources and reduce costs.


Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Family Overview
See how to run applications at peak performance, simplify for greater IT efficiency and eliminate risks.

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Family
Get the ultimate in enterprise storage technology in your choice of midrange to high-end and mainframe systems.


Hitachi Data Systems Steps Up Its Game in Flash Storage
Analysts at 451 are impressed with Hitachi's flash-storage features.
VSP G1000: 3D Model
Drive an interactive 3D tour, from the outside in, to view the components of VSP G1000.

HARDWARE: Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000, Hitachi Accelerated Flash
SOFTWARE: Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System
The HDS solution helps to ensure that operations keep running smoothly, even as Coop continues to grow.
– Roman Feigenwinter, Storage Team Leader, Coop

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series

VSP G200
270,000 IOPS, 7GB/s
VSP G400
600,000 IOPS, 11GB/s
VSP G600
800,000 IOPS, 12GB/s
VSP G800
1,400,000 IOPS, 24GB/s
VSP G1000
4,000,000 IOPS, 48GB/s
Max Capacity
VSP G200
VSP G400
VSP G600
VSP G800
VSP G1000
VSP G200
VSP G400
VSP G600
VSP G800
VSP G1000
Controller Size
VSP G200
VSP G400
VSP G600
VSP G800
VSP G1000
Value Added Features
VSP G200
Active-Active Metroclustering
Storage Virtualization
Inline Compression
VSP G400
100% Data Availability
Active-Active Metroclustering
Storage Virtualization
Inline Compression
VSP G600
100% Data Availability
Active-Active Metroclustering
Storage Virtualization
Inline Compression
VSP G800
100% Data Availability
Active-Active Metroclustering
Storage Virtualization
Inline Compression
VSP G1000
100% Data Availability
Active-Active Metroclustering
Storage Virtualization
Inline Compression
Mainframe Support
Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS)

SVOS offers system management and advanced storage system functions, including storage virtualization, thin provisioning, storage service-level controls and performance instrumentation across multiple storage platforms.

SVOS includes Hitachi Storage Advisor, Hitachi Device Manager, Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning, Hitachi Universal Volume Manager, Hitachi Virtual Partition Manager, Hitachi Resource Partition Manager, Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Advanced, Hitachi Data Retention Utility, performance monitor feature, volume shredder feature, Virtual LUN software, LUN manager, VLVI (CVS), Hitachi Server Priority Manager, Hitachi Volume Retention, cache residency manager feature, Hitachi Storage Navigator, RAIDCOM, Java API, CCI (Command Control Interface), SMI-S provider and SNMP agent.

Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) for NAS

SVOS for NAS is specifically designed for the Hitachi VSP G400/G600/G800 storage platforms with embedded NAS modules, for NFS, SMB and iSCSI protocols. SVOS for NAS includes native file deduplication, snapshots, two enterprise virtual NAS server licenses, NDMP, virtual server security, WORM, anti-virus, read caching and a tiered file system for efficient unified storage management.

Hitachi NAS System Software

Comprehensive enterprise-class network attached storage software solution provides advanced data management, continuous availability, primary storage deduplication and multilayered data protection.

Hitachi Performance Analytics

Infrastructure performance analytics solution, including Hitachi Infrastructure Analytics Advisor and Hitachi Data Center Analytics, for service level management, performance analytics, storage performance management and integrated troubleshooting to optimize Hitachi and multivendor storage environments.

Hitachi Data Mobility

Complete data movement ecosystem combines the automated capabilities of Hitachi Dynamic Tiering, featuring active flash, and Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager software. This duo improves performance and drives intelligent data placement, nondisruptive data migrations and optimization within Hitachi virtualized storage environments.

Hitachi Data Mobility for NAS

Includes Data Migrator to the Cloud and External Volume Link, whichenables data migration between Hitachi NAS and third-party external storage.

Hitachi Automation Director (HAD)

Automation Director provides storage infrastructure self-service with automated and customized storage provisioning workflows for key business applications that incorporate established best practices. Through a predefined services catalog and infrastructure abstraction, HAD facilitates automated provisioning for unified storage environments to improve reliability and accelerate the deployment of new storage services.

Hitachi Command Suite (HCS)

This unified management framework for all Hitachi storage systems consists of an integrated suite of products. HCS improves administration, operations, data mobility, performance monitoring, resilience and automation for Hitachi virtualized storage environments.

Global-active device

This separately licensed Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System feature enables active-active clustering between Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform systems and delivers continuous storage with a zero recovery point objective (RTO). It simplifies both distributed system design and operations.

Hitachi Storage Advisor (HSA)

Centralized system management for the the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G and F series storage systems that minimizes technology exposure, streamlines storage service-level administration, and simplifies storage management operations.

Hitachi Storage Viewer, powered by APTARE

This family of heterogeneous storage and backup reporting products using agentless technology provides comprehensive reporting for storage capacity, virtual servers, SAN fabrics, file analytics and backup systems.

Hitachi Local Replication

This solution delivers convenient and cost-effective local point-in-time data copies using storage-based, space-efficient snapshots and full-volume clones. It generates copies faster and more frequently than host-based solutions, with no impact on production applications. This software bundle includes Hitachi Thin Image Snapshot, Hitachi ShadowImage Replication and Hitachi Replication Manager software.

Hitachi Local Replication for NAS

Enables file system recovery from snapshots, as well as efficient file clones without the requirement of additional storage.

Hitachi Remote Replication

Highly flexible remote replication solution enables disaster recovery and business continuity spanning up to 3 data centers. It uses a combination of synchronous and asynchronous replication plus advanced journaling and delta synchronization to minimize data loss. The software bundle includes Hitachi TrueCopy Remote Replication, Hitachi Universal Replicator and Hitachi Replication Manager software.

Hitachi Remote Replication for NAS

Disaster recovery replication that uses an intelligent object-based file system architecture to achieve high-speed replication.

Cloud Tiering to Amazon and Microsoft® Cloud Services

Manage all your confidential data onsite and automatically tier your less-used files to Hitachi Content Platform, Hitachi Managed Cloud Services, Amazon S3 and/or Microsoft Cloud Services and Microsoft Azure™. The data migrator to cloud feature is a policy-driven Hitachi NAS software product. It allows "set it and forget it" tiering capabilities that free up critical on-site Tier 1 storage for your key applications.

Data-at-rest encryption

This feature provides encryption of data at rest for internal storage to protect sensitive information.

Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID)

HDID offers business-defined data protection for organizations looking to modernize, simplify and unify their operational recovery, disaster recovery and long-term retention operations. It combines orchestration of storage-based local and remote replication with host-based backup, continuous data protection and archiving in a unique, easy-to-use, whiteboard-like user interface.

Hitachi Data Protection Suite (HDPS), powered by Commvault

HDPS tightly integrates a blend of snapshot, replication and persistent copies that are application-aware, secure, deduplicated, managed and assessable through a single, unified product suite. This approach results in an easy, automated and low-cost data management solution, which can be employed in a fraction of the time, effort and money required by separate point products.

Hitachi Enterprise Virtual Server for NAS

Enables independent support of 64 enterprise virtual servers (EVSs).

Hitachi NAS File Clone

NAS File Clone enables the creation of snapshots or writeable clones of files. It provides point-in-time snapshots of single files or entire file systems to be used for local data protection.

Hitachi NAS Replication

High-speed replication of files and objects through NAS Replication automates system failover and failback with object-based replication for disaster recovery at scale.

Hitachi NAS: universal migration director feature

Easily migrate your legacy third-party NFS storage or files over to Hitachi NAS with universal migration director feature. This graphical user interface or GUI-based tool makes it simple to migrate your existing storage over to Hitachi NAS. It's as easy as discover, set up and migrate. It's all online and nondisruptive to users.

Hitachi Protection Platform

Hitachi Protection Platform leverages Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G series storage to efficiently protect your corporate data. Enterprises become better able to manage the exponential growth of new data through reduction or elimination of duplicate data in their backups.

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Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System

Provides management and advanced storage system functions, including storage virtualization, thin provisioning and storage service-level controls across multiple storage platforms.

Management Software

Centralized, integrated data management easily aligns storage to the changing needs of your business applications.

Hitachi Flash Storage

Improves the performance of business-critical applications by eliminating storage bottlenecks and consistently delivering sub-millisecond response.

Hitachi NAS Platform

Delivers file sharing, file server consolidation and application storage for Oracle, Microsoft® and virtual environments.