Hitachi Data Ingestor

Elastic, Backup-Free File Services Cloud Gateway

Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI)


Single Node VMware Appliance Remote Server

Single Node

Also available as a 2-node cluster.

VMware Appliance

A Software only version for VMware

Remote Server

Remotely provisioned and managed with HCP Anywhere.

  • Elastic and backup-free solution for file services and mobile access outside the datacenter.
  • A local gateway with native file system access (SMB/CIFS and NFS) for connecting to a centralized cloud.
  • Wide range of advanced features for simplified, centralized, and automated storage management.

Cloud Gateway for File Services

Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) is an elastic and backup-free cloud gateway ideal for organization with multiple remote or branch offices and cloud service providers looking to offer file services to their customers. HDI acts like familiar NAS devices to users and applications. HDI combined with Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) and HCP Anywhere simplifies file services for remote and branch offices, as well as cloud services customers and provides mobile access to NAS data.

  • Empower workers with mobile access to their NAS data.
  • Ideal for private organizations with remote and branch offices as well as cloud service providers.
  • Content sharing, roaming home directories, and no need for local backup simplify access and management.
  • Elastic scale and centrally managed hard or soft quotas.
  • Automated migration from existing NAS environments.

Learn more about Hitachi Data Ingestor

  • Watch a short video on the Hitachi Content Platform portfolio
  • Read an independent lab validation report on the Hitachi Content Platform portfolio.
  • Learn how Hitachi Data Ingestor enable seamlessly scalable and backup-free storage for our customers.

Features and Benefits


  • Maintains a local copy of frequently used files, enable mobile access and links to older content for fast retrieval.
  • Centrally managed elastic scale and data protection.
  • Simple, low-touch provisioning and management of remote file services.
  • Wide range of advanced storage features for simplified, automated and centralized management.
    • Content sharing across a network of HDI systems.
    • File restore.
    • NAS migration.


  • Improves productivity.
  • Reduces costs.
  • Reduces complexity.
  • Reduces risks.


  • 2.4GHz Intel XEON E5620 processors per node
  • 12GB RAM per node
  • 4 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports per node
  • Available as a dual-node or single-node appliance, or on VMware vSphere Hypervisor
Capacity (usable)
  • 4TB
  • Scales to 400 million files per HDI
  • Initial Setup Wizard
  • Management Interface (GUI, SSL)
  • CLI over SSH
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • DFS
Name Services
  • Dynamic mapping between UNIX user and Microsoft Windows user
  • Static Mapping between UNIX user and Windows user
  • DNS
  • Active Directory
  • NIS
Security and Compliance
  • LDAP v3
  • HTTPS for communication with Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) over WAN
  • Aligns with HCP namespaces to enforce access and policy control at the file system level
  • WORM retention support available as an option, using industry standard atime-based interface, or through user-settable auto-commit feature that requires no application programming
  • External Syslog server
  • RADIUS support
  • NDMP v4
  • Backup/Restore via HCP
Protocols supported
  • CIFS SMB1.0 SMB2.0
  • NFSv2, v3, v4
  • FTP
  • Network Link Aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
  • Tagged VLAN(IEEE802.1q)
  • Link alternation
Remote Server
M/B Form FactorMini-ITX (6.7"x 6.7")
Dimension (D x W x H)12.2" x 7.87" x10.63"
310 x 200 x 270 (mm)
Drive Bay4 x 3.5" Hot-swap
2 x 2.5"
PSU Form FactorPS/2 Single
Indicator1 x Power Status, 1 x HDD Activity, 1 x Warning LED
Front ControlPower On/Off, System Reset, 2x USB2.0
System SecurityPadlock Loop, Kensington slot
Cooling FanFront: 1x120mm
Slot Opening1x Low Profile
HDD Backplane6Gb/s SATA
Metal Thickness0.7 mm
Net Weight5.45 kg
Gross Weight7.15 kg
Front BezelOption
Volume1.85 cubic feet

ESG Lab Validation Report

ESG Labs conducts a lab validation study of the Hitachi Content Platform portfolio.

Remote Provision of Hitachi Data Ingestor Demo

Watch a short video on provisioning and managing Hitachi Data Ingestor using Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere.

Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio White Paper

Learn more about Hitachi Data Ingestor and the Hitachi Content Platform portfolio.

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