Hitachi Data Instance Director

Business-Defined Data Protection

Hitachi Data Instance Director


Hitachi Data Instance Director

Hitachi Data Instance Director

  • Eliminate backup windows and accelerate recovery with a broad range of tightly integrated capabilities.
  • Reduce copy data, or data instances, with a simple, easy-to-use policy management and workflow solution.
  • Meet stringent service levels, such as backup window, RPO, RTO and retention, while reducing costs.

Unified Data Protection, Retention and Recovery

Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) provides a modern, holistic approach to data protection, recovery and retention.

HDID has a unique workflow-based policy engine, presented in an easy-to-use whiteboard-style user interface, that helps map copy data management processes to business priorities.

HDID includes a wide range of fully integrated storage-based and host-based incremental-forever data capture capabilities that can be combined into complex workflows to automate and simplify copy data management.

  • Choose the right technology for each workload, based on service level requirements, but manage them from one place.
  • Drag-and-drop a range of protection and retention capabilities to easily create and manage complex workflows.
  • Automate and orchestrate Hitachi storage-assisted snapshot, clone and replication to eliminate backup windows.
  • Reduce primary storage by 40% or more by archiving files and emails to Hitachi Content Platform.
  • HDID supports a wide range of data repository targets, including block, file, object and cloud storage.

Learn more about unified data protection.

  • Read the Unified Recovery E-Book
  • Download Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Need Modern Data Protection
  • Contact an HDS Data Protection expert to discuss your specific needs

Features and Benefits
  • Meet operational recovery, disaster recovery and long-term recovery challenges in a single, unified platform.
  • Drive the backup window, recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) to near zero.
  • Incremental-forever data capture at the block level helps reduce secondary storage requirements by 90% or more.
  • Intuitive, drag-and-drop workflow creation and policy management for administrative agility.
  • Use continuous data protection and Hitachi Thin Image snapshot orchestration for your critical data and applications.
  • Easily create Hitachi ShadowImage and HNAS directory clones without scripting, on a scheduled or ad-hoc basis.
  • Orchestrate application-consistent snapshot and clone management for Microsoft® Exchange, SQL Server® and Oracle.
  • Scripting interface enables application-consistent snapshots and clones across other applications and file systems.
  • Combine automated local snapshot and off-site replication for an end-to-end modern data protection and recovery solution.
  • Automatically trigger snapshots and clones of remote replica data for secondary operations, such as test and development.
  • Capture every version of files to help meet corporate audit and regulatory guidelines.
  • Mount and unmount snapshots and clones automatically as part of an orchestrated policy workflow.
  • Source and target data deduplication further reduces network and storage costs.
  • Hypervisor and virtual machine protection: agent based or agentless.
  • View and restore Virtual Infrastructure Integrator snapshots and clones of VMware environments.
  • Reduce primary storage requirements with automated file and e-mail archiving to Hitachi Content Platform.
  • Automated file archiving to Microsoft Azure™ cloud storage services.
  • Bare-metal recovery to restore an entire system, including the operating system, to a new physical or virtual server.
  • Supports a broad range of repositories, including block, file, object and cloud storage.


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