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The Power of Object Stores

A single platform with many simultaneous use cases.

The Hybrid Cloud-Storage Solution for Content Mobility

  • Enable content mobility for workers between offices and among leading cloud storage services.
  • Deploy, manage and adapt to change with ease.
  • Automate and improve efficiency of archive, backup and cloud storage operations.

Cloud Mobility and Archive

Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) supports the shift toward Business-Defined IT, where IT is driven more by business-not just technical-goals. HCP is an object storage solution that allows IT organizations and cloud service providers to store, share, synchronize, protect, preserve, analyze and retrieve file data in a single system. With HCP, you have the freedom to move data to your choice of public clouds automatically, based on policy, and still retain control and visibility at all times because the metadata is securely stored on site. The system is more efficient, easier to use, and handles much more data than traditional file storage solutions. HCP automates day-to-day IT operations, such as data protection, and readily evolves with changes in scale, scope, applications, and storage and server technologies over the life of data.

  • The core of an integrated solution portfolio to build private, public and hybrid clouds.
  • Safe, secure file synchronization and sharing with Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere and integration with Hitachi Data Ingestor to connect remote and branch offices.
  • A choice of data protection options, including a cost optimized erasure coded storage tier, and a reliable, utility-grade architecture for compliant, backup-free storage that is easy to set up, manage and adapt.
  • High-density, high-efficiency storage, with multitenancy, support for multiple protocols, compatibility with open source technologies, and scalability from a few terabytes to tens of petabytes.
  • Unique metadata gathering and intelligence tools bring structure to unstructured file data to enable intelligent automation and facilitate deeper analysis of data.

Manage Unstructured Data with Our Object Storage Solutions

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  • Hitachi Content Platform has helped hundreds of customers solve unstructured data management challenges, view videos and read success stories

Features and Benefits


  • High-density, high-efficiency storage with adaptive cloud tiering to access capacity in Hitachi Data Systems storage services and other popular cloud storage offerings.
  • Reliable, utility-grade, global-access topology architecture.
  • Multitenancy and scalability.
  • Multiple data protection options, including RAID and erasure coding.
  • A cost-optimized, erasure-coded, highly scalable storage tier option.
  • Compatible with open source technologies.
  • Easy to set up, manage and adapt.
  • Unique metadata gathering and intelligence tools.
  • Support for Internet protocols IPv4 and IPv6 as well as legacy, contemporary and emerging storage protocols and media types.
  • Safe, secure file synchronization and sharing with Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere.
  • Integrated with Hitachi Data Ingestor to connect remote and branch offices.


  • Store more data using less disk, floor space, power and cooling.
  • Leverage the economics of cloud and support cloud bursting.
  • Customize your hybrid cloud architecture using one or more leading public cloud services.
  • Store sensitive content, big data or seldom-used content locally and securely with a cost-optimized storage tier option.
  • Take advantage of a proven and robust object store solution within an open source environment
  • Choose from multiple data protection options based on the value and type of data.
  • Maximize availability and performance with enterprise-class components.
  • Eliminate the need for tape-based backups.
  • Manage more data per administrator, change hardware automatically.
  • Maintain visibility and control over data and content, regardless of where your content exists: on premises or in the public cloud.
  • Automate operations and prepare for big data analytics.
  • Address current storage issues and evolve to cloud, big data and Web 2.0 applications.
  • Empower mobile workforces to collaborate while ensuring governance, protection and security of mobile data.
  • Simplify and improve efficiency of branch and remote-office file services.


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Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Line card
Node TypeAccess StorageEconomy Storage
StorageDAS, SAN, CloudDAS
Disks12 HDD x 4TB,
Erasure Code
954 HDD x 6TB
Erasure Code
SAN (Fibre Channel)80 PB 14.7 PB 1N/A
CloudUnlimited Amazon, Microsoft® Azure®, Google, S31
Scale4 to 80 nodes4 to 40 nodes1 to 80 nodes
All Nodes Total497PB

Hardware2RU per nodeUser supplied4RU per node16RU to 68RU per node
CPU and Memory2 x 6 Cores4 to 8 vCPU2 x 6 Cores4 x 6 Cores
SSD1 x 800GB 1N/A06 x 200GB
Networking4 x 10GbE Base-T4 x pNIC4 x 10GbE SFP+14 x 10GbE Base-T
4 x 10GbE SFP+14 x 1GbE Management Port4 x 10GbE SFP+1
4 x 1GbE Management Port

VMDK = virtual machine disk, RMD = remote device management, SSD = solid state disk, GbE = gigabit Ethernet, HDD = hard disk drive, RU = rack unit, vCPU = virtual CPU, pNIC = PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Network Interface Controller

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Integrate With 3rd-Party Apps or Your Custom Apps

Hitachi Content Platform features an open architecture for delivering advanced storage and data management capabilities. The superior ability of Hitachi Content Platform to manage structured and unstructured content is complemented by its independent software vendor (ISV) ecosystem. The ISV community includes leading software applications for a variety of workloads and the development of powerful end-to-end information technology solutions.

  • Hitachi Content Platform lets you access and integrate with its repository through a variety of industry standard protocols, and through various HCP-specific interfaces.
  • The system offers a range of integration options, including HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, CIFS and NFS.
  • The SMTP protocol also allows special-purpose access to Hitachi Content Platform for storing email.
  • For data backup and restore, HCP supports the NDMP protocol.
  • Hitachi Content Platform also supports the HS3 API, which allows clients that are already written against the Amazon S3 API to be directed at an HCP system and continue to work without being changed. Openstack Swift API support also allows HCP to function as a Swift object repository and interoperate with existing OpenStack components.

Partner With Us

  • The Technology Alliance Program fosters integration of partner technology with Hitachi technology to create best-of-breed solutions. This program lets partners engage across technical, marketing, sales and channels to leverage the global scale of Hitachi.
  • The Technology Alliance Program Portal requires membership in Technology Alliance Program and gives you information, documentation and software to help you enhance both your business relationship and your integration with HDS products.
  • Hitachi Data Systems offers software development tools, APIs and documentation to ISV alliance partners who want to develop interoperability with HDS products.
  • ISV Partner Compatibility Guide: See the integration and interoperability of 3rd-party ISV applications that are compatible with Hitachi Content Platform and Hitachi Data Ingestor. View the Guide.
  • Developer Network: Whether you are an end user, ISV, partner, developer or more, the Developer Network is a place to share knowledge, find solutions and enhance your experience related to Hitachi Data Systems solutions.
  • The Hitachi Data Systems Cloud Service Provider Program is an opportunity to provide industry leading cloud services that are powered by Hitachi Data Systems. Extend your reach with this program. Contact us for more information.

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