Description: This test is designed for Hitachi Data Systems employees and partners who architect HDS replication solutions and develop proposals. The test will validate that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills to assess, plan and design solutions proposals that meet the business needs of HDS customers. This includes strong knowledge of the HDS replication solutions and software portfolio, how systems integrate into customer environments and how they can best satisfy the customers' needs and meet their expectations. This test covers data replication software products including Hitachi Universal Replicator, Hitachi Thin Image, Hitachi ShadowImage In-System Replication, Hitachi TrueCopy Remote Replication, and global-active device.

Audience: Hitachi Data Systems employee and authorized partner solutions architects.

HDS replication solutions architects examine customer-related data and information to assess requirements from a business perspective and respond with solutions, defined as a hardware and software architecture that meets the customer's business needs. In a pre-sales engineering role, they define the technical architecture and components of the solution according to solution-design best practices in the context of the client's infrastructure, and they apply the most recent technologies. In a storage engineering role and in association with implementation personnel, they present and propose initial deployment and support plans for the solutions. Solution architects have broad and in-depth knowledge of storage concepts, hardware and software technologies and offerings, and interoperability of storage networking.

Supporting material:
TXE0780 Hitachi Data Systems Architect – Business Continuity course (6h vILT)

Exam type: Certification
Format: Proctored, closed-book exam
Credential: Hitachi Data Systems Certified Expert - Replication solutions architect
Delivery: The exam is available at Prometric test centers
Questions: 60
Passing score: 70%
Duration: 90 minutes; 120 minutes for non-English-speaking countries
Cost: US$200 in North America, US$225 (or equivalent in local currency) outside of North America