Virtual Storage Platform G Series

Advanced Storage Capabilities for All Organizations

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G Series

 

VSP G200 VSP G600 VSP G400 Hitachi VSP Hitachi VSP G1000 - Single Rack with Bezels Hitachi VSP G1000 - Six Racks with Bezels Hitachi VSP G1000 - Single Rack with Door Availability, Automation And Agility - Global Storage Virtualization

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Availability, Automation, and Agility

The foundation for global storage virtualization.

  • Always on: Guaranteed to eliminate down time with 100% data availability.
  • Flash accelerated: Finish business faster with up to 4M flash accelerated IOPS.
  • Software defined: Consolidate and simplify IT with storage virtualization of over 100 arrays.
Overview

Build an Agile, Software-Defined Infrastructure

A software-defined infrastructure is vital to businesses that need the integration, automation and simplicity required to run and grow, quickly and efficiently. The Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G series of Hitachi storage systems lets you deliver maximum agility in your infrastructure, while eliminating complexity.

Every flash-accelerated VSP system is designed for maximum performance, resiliency and storage virtualization so you can simplify operations by consolidating all of your storage under a single software-defined infrastructure.

Top features and benefits

Run Applications at Peak Performance

  • Deliver Up to 4M IOPS of flash-accelerated performance.
  • Maintain <1 ms response time even at PB scale.
  • Automatically maximize performance in real-time with Hitachi Dynamic Tiering active flash.

Simplify for Greater IT Efficiency

  • Inline compression offload is up to 10 faster than alternatives.
  • Virtualize and manage all storage from a single view.
  • Automate application-specific provisioning in seconds.
  • Nondisruptively migrate data with no application downtime.

Eliminate Risks

  • Improve business continuity with active-active clustering via global active device.
  • Meet tight service level agreements and standardize data protection.
  • Utilize the industry’s only 100% data availability guarantee.
  • Industry-standard XTS-AES-256 bit encryption support

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Features and Benefits

FeaturesBenefits
Storage virtualizationReduce storage costs by consolidating and simplifying your existing infrastructure with virtualization. View supported external storage.
Unified architectureShare resources for different applications with a unified platform to lower capital investment and lower operation cost.
Ease of managementReduce the time required to administer storage and deliver storage service levels when, where, and how you need them.
Flash accelerationFlash-accelerated applications drive faster information access, faster business decisions, and customer satisfaction.
High availabilityEliminate points of failure found in most midrange systems with a new architecture modeled on VSP G1000.
Capacity efficiencyReclaim capacity instead of purchasing new equipment.
Automated data tieringMaximize performance, minimize cost, meet storage service levels, and minimize storage costs.
Dynamic provisioningTo support growth of file systems simplify management and improve utilization by dynamically growing and shrinking volumes.
Data deduplicationGreater usable network-attached-storage capacity.
Object-based file systemBetter organize and accelerate searches for stored files.
Server virtualization integrationSimplify data protection from a virtualization administrator's point of view.
Single namespaceSimplify management by viewing all files and file systems from a single console.
Large volumes and file systemsDecrease time to manage growth with large volumes that support large file systems and millions of files.
Higher scalable capacitySave on power, cooling, and space costs.
Point-in-time snapshotsHave a fast, easy, and space-efficient data protection alternative.
Writable snapshotsSave storage capacity and decrease time to make copies of data for test and development environments.
Universal data replicationDeploy locally and remotely for disaster recovery with no interruption in service.
Storage clusterContinuous local or metro data availability.
Multitenant partitioningSecurely protect data for separate applications, departments or customers.
EncryptionSecure protection of data at rest.

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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Family Matrix

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G200Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G400Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G600Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G800Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000
Capacity Specifications
Maximum (Max.) Number of Hard Drives, Including Spares264 SFF
252 LFF
480 SFF
480 LFF
720 SFF
720 LFF
1,440 SFF
1,440 LFF
2,304 SFF
1,152 LFF
Max. Number of Flash Drives, Including Spares264 SSD
84 FMD
480 SSD
192 FMD
720 SSD
288 FMD
1,440 SSD
576 FMD
384 SSD
576 FMD
Raw Capacity1,512TB (6TB 3.5")
475TB (1.8TB 2.5")
588TB (6.4TB FMD)
77TB (400GB 2.5" SSD)
2,880TB (6TB 3.5")
864TB (1.8TB 2.5")
1,344TB (6.4TB FMD)
154TB (400GB 2.5" SSD)
4,320TB (6TB 3.5")
1,296TB (1.8TB 2.5")
2,016TB (6.4TB FMD)
230TB (400GB 2.5" SSD)
8,640TB (6TB 3.5")
2,592TB (1.8TB 2.5")
4,032TB (6.4TB FMD)
461TB (400GB SSD)
6,912TB (6TB 3.5')
4,147TB (1.8TB 2.5")
4,032TB (6.4TB FMD)
302TB (800GB SSD)
Flash Drive Options6.4TB FMD
3.2TB FMD
1.6TB FMD
400GB (2.5" MLC)
200GB (2.5" MLC)
6.4TB FMD
3.2TB FMD
1.6TB FMD
400GB (2.5" MLC)
200GB (2.5" MLC)
6.4TB FMD
3.2TB FMD
1.6TB FMD
400GB (2.5" MLC)
200GB (2.5" MLC)
6.4TB FMD
3.2TB FMD
1.6TB FMD
400GB (2.5" MLC)
200GB (2.5" MLC)
6.4TB FMD
3.2TB FMD
1.6TB FMD
800GB (2.5" MLC)
400GB (2.5" MLC)
SAS HDD Technology Options6TB (3.5" 7.2K)
4TB (3.5" 7.2K)
1.8TB (2.5" 10K)
1.2TB (2.5" 10K)
600GB (2.5" 10K)
600GB (2.5" 15K)
300GB (2.5" 15K)
6TB (3.5" 7.2K)
4TB (3.5" 7.2K)
1.8TB (2.5" 10K)
1.2TB (2.5" 10K)
600GB (2.5" 10K)
600GB (2.5" 15K)
300GB (2.5" 15K)
6TB (3.5" 7.2K)
4TB (3.5" 7.2K)
1.8TB (2.5" 10K)
1.2TB (2.5" 10K)
600GB (2.5" 10K)
600GB (2.5" 15K)
300GB (2.5" 15K)
6TB (3.5" 7.2K)
4TB (3.5" 7.2K)
1.8TB (2.5" 10K)
1.2TB (2.5" 10K)
600GB (2.5" 10K)
600GB (2.5" 15K)
300GB (2.5" 15K)
6TB (3.5" 7.2K)
4TB (3.5" 7.2K)
1.8TB (2.5" 10K)
1.2TB (2.5" 10K)
900GB (2.5" 10K)
600GB (2.5" 10K)
600GB (2.5" 15K)
300GB (2.5" 15K)
Max. LFF (3.5") Disk
Expansion Trays
7 (2U: 12 LFF)
4 (4U: 60 LFF/SFF)
16 (2U: 12 LFF)
8 (4U: 60 LFF/SFF)
24 (2U: 12 LFF)
12 (4U: 60 LFF/SFF)
48 (2U: 12 LFF)
24 (4U: 60 LFF/SFF)
12 (16U: 96 LFF)
Max. SFF (2.5") Disk
Expansion Trays
7 (2U: 24 SFF)16 (2U: 24 SFF)24 (2U: 24 SFF)48 (2U: 24 SFF)12 (16U: 192 SFF)
Max. Hitachi Accelerated
Flash Expansion Trays
7 (2U: 12 FMD)16 (2U: 12 FMD)24 (2U: 12 FMD)48 (2U: 12 FMD)12 (8U: 48 FMD)
Block Module Specifications1
Height
Width
Depth
2U, 3.4" (86mm)
19" (446mm)
30" (760mm)
4U, 6.9" (175mm)
19" (446mm)
34" (865mm)
4U, 6.9" (175mm)
19" (446mm)
34" (865mm)
4U, 6.9" (175mm)
19" (446mm)
34.1" (866mm)
10U, 17.5" (445mm)
19" (480mm)
48.6" (1235mm)
Weight With Disks Installed24 SFF disks: 126 lbs. (57kg)
12 LFF disks: 134.5 lbs. (61kg)
187.4 lbs. (85kg)187.4 lbs. (85kg)187.4 lbs. (85kg)312 lbs. (142kg)
Internal Drive Slots12 LFF or 24 SFF0000
Host Interface TypesFC: 8Gb/sec,
16Gb/sec
iSCSI: 10Gb/sec
FC: 8Gb/sec,
16Gb/sec
iSCSI: 10Gb/sec
FC: 8Gb/sec,
16Gb/sec
iSCSI: 10Gb/sec
FC: 8Gb/sec,
16Gb/sec
iSCSI: 10Gb/sec
FC: 8Gb/sec,
16 Gb/sec
IBM® FICON®: 8Gb/sec, 16 Gb/sec
FCoE: 10Gb/sec
iSCSI: 10Gb/sec
Host Port Counts
(Maximum without drives)
16 FC 8Gb/sec
8 FC 16Gb/sec
8 iSCSI 10Gb/sec
8 iSCSI 10GBase-T
64 FC 8Gb/sec
32 FC 16Gb/sec
32 iSCSI 10Gb/sec
32 iSCSI 10GBase-T
64 FC 8Gb/sec
32 FC 16Gb/sec
32 iSCSI 10Gb/sec
32 iSCSI 10GBase-T
80 FC 8Gb/sec
40 FC 16Gb/sec
40 iSCSI 10Gb/sec
40 iSCSI 10GBase-T
192 FC
176 FICON
176 FCoE
88 iSCSI
Fibre Bandwidth to Host12,800MB/sec32,000MB/sec32,000MB/sec51,200MB/sec256,000 MB/sec
Back-End Disk Interface12Gb/sec SAS
8 links per system
12Gb/sec SAS
16 links per system
12Gb/sec SAS
16 links per system
12Gb/sec SAS
64 links per system
6Gb/sec SAS
128 links per system
Maximum Cache64GB128GB256GB512GB2TB
File Module Specifications2
Recommended File Modules340404060406040804100
Nodes per Cluster1 - 21 - 41 - 41 - 41 - 8
Random I/O (Mixed loads)4130,000147,957147,957209,519293,128
Height
Width
Depth
3U, 5.1" (130mm)
17.2" (437mm)
27" (685mm)
3U, 5.1" (130mm)
17.2" (437mm)
27" (685mm)
3U, 5.1" (130mm)
17.2" (437mm)
27" (685mm)
3U, 5.1" (130mm)
17.2" (437mm)
27" (685mm)
3U, 5.1" (130mm)
17.2" (437mm)
27" (685mm)
Weight55 lbs. (25kg)55 lbs. (25kg)55 lbs. (25kg)55 lbs. (25kg)55 lbs. (25kg)
Main Board Memory46GB (4GB NVRAM)46GB (4GB NVRAM)108GB (8GB NVRAM)108GB (8GB NVRAM)108GB (8GB NVRAM)
Number of VLANs256256256256256
ProtocolsNFS, SMB, FTP,
HTTP, SSL, SNMP
NFS, SMB, FTP,
HTTP, SSL, SNMP
NFS, SMB, FTP,
HTTP, SSL, SNMP
NFS, SMB, FTP,
HTTP, SSL, SNMP
NFS, SMB, FTP,
HTTP, SSL, SNMP
10Gb/sec Client Ports44444
Software Specifications
RAID SupportedRAID-1+0,
RAID-5, RAID-6
RAID-1+0,
RAID-5, RAID-6
RAID-1+0,
RAID-5, RAID-6
RAID-1+0,
RAID-5, RAID-6
RAID-1+0,
RAID-5, RAID-6
Max. Number of RAID Groups84240240480575
Data-at-Rest EncryptionNoYesYesYesYes
Max. LUN Size256TB256TB256TB256TB256TB
Max. Number of LUNs2,0484,0964,09616,38465,280
Max. Number of File
Systems (single/cluster)
128/125128/125128/125128/125128/125
Max. Number of Enterprise
Virtual Servers (EVS)
6464646464
Max. File System Size256TB256TB256TB256TB256TB
Max. Number of Entries
per Directory
16M16M16M16M16M
Max. Number of Snapshots1,024 per file system;
1,024 per LUN;
100,000 per system
1,024 per file system;
1,024 per LUN;
100,000 per system
1,024 per file system;
1,024 per LUN;
100,000 per system
1,024 per file system;
1,024 per LUN;
100,000 per system
1,024 per file system;
1,024 per LUN;
100,000 per system
Max. Number of Virtual Volumes10,00010,00010,00010,00010,000
Max. Number of User or
Group Quotas
100,000100,000100,000100,000100,000
Max. Number of Hosts
per Fibre Channel Port
255255255255255
Max. Number of IP
Addresses per Cluster
256256256256256
Max. Number of IP
Addresses per EVS
3232323232
Number of Global Symlinks10,00010,00010,00010,00010,000
Max. Number of CNS Links500500500500500
Max. Number of SMB Shares10,00010,00010,00010,00010,000
Max. Number NFS Exports10,00010,00010,00010,00010,000
Max. Number of Concurrent
NFS and/or SMB Clients
42,00042,00060,00060,00060,000
Max. Number of Concurrent
FTP Clients
100100100100100
Max. Number of Concurrent
Open Files: SMB
126,000126,000253,000253,000253,000
Max. Usable Capacity per
Cluster
8PB16PB32PB32PB32PB

Notes:
(1) Dimensions provided are for the block controller chassis. VSP G200, G400, G600 and G800 each require a 1U service processor in addition to the controller chassis.
(2) File module specs are per node unless otherwise indicated.
(3) All file modules are supported with every VSP model.
(4) Dual node values estimated based upon internal data.
1MB = 1,048,576 bytes

SFF = small form factor, LFF = large form factor, SAS = serial attached SCSI, HDD = hard disk drive, SSD = solid state disk, SATA = serial advanced technology attachment, MLC = multilevel cell,
FMD = flash module drive, FC = Fibre Channel, FCoE = Fibre Channel over Ethernet, CNS = cluster namespace, NVRAM = nonvolatile random access memory, VLAN = virtual local area network,
EVS = Enterprise Virtual Servers, SMB = Server Message Block, NFS = Network File System

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Storage and Data Management

Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System
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 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. On Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Gx00 models, SVOS also includes Hitachi Infrastructure Director.
Hitachi NAS Platform: System Software
Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS): System SoftwareComprehensive enterprise-class network attached storage software solution provides advanced data management, continuous availability, primary storage deduplication and multilayered data protection.
Hitachi Command Suite Analytics
Hitachi Command Suite AnalyticsApplication service-level and storage performance management and optimization combines Hitachi Tuning Manager for end-to-end storage performance reporting and troubleshooting with Hitachi Command Director for application-based storage service level monitoring.
Hitachi Data Mobility
Hitachi Data MobilityComplete 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 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 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, storage analytics, resilience and automation for Hitachi virtualized storage environments.
Hitachi Data Center Analytics (HDCA)A scalable storage analytics solution, HDCA supports fast collection of performance statistics into an optimized database for comprehensive historical trending and performance analysis.
Global-Active DeviceThis 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 Infrastructure Director (HID)HID provides centralized management that minimizes technology exposure, streamlines storage service-level administration, and simplifies IT management operations. It supports Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) Gx00 and VSP Fx00 series.
Hitachi Storage Viewer, powered by APTAREThis family of heterogeneous, agentless storage and backup reporting products covers storage capacity, virtual servers, SAN fabrics, file analytics and backup systems.

Replication and Data Protection

Hitachi Local Replication
Hitachi Local ReplicationThis 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 Remote Replication
Hitachi Remote ReplicationHighly 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.
Data-at-rest encryptionThis 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 CommVaultHDPS 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 unified 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 NAS Platform: Cloud Tiering to Amazon and Microsoft® Cloud ServicesManage all your confidential data onsite and automatically tier your tier less used files to Amazon S3 and/or Microsoft® Cloud Services and Microsoft Azure™. The data migrator to cloud feature is a policy-driven Hitachi NAS Platform software product. It allows “set it and forget it” tiering capabilities that free up critical on-site storage for your data.
Hitachi NAS File CloneNAS 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 ReplicationHigh-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 Platform: universal migration director featureEasily migrate your legacy third-party NFS storage or files over to Hitachi NAS Platform 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 Platform. It’s as easy as discover, set up and migrate. It’s all online and nondisruptive to users.
Hitachi Protection PlatformHitachi 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.
Hitachi Replication Manager (HRpM)HRpM configures, monitors and manages Hitachi local and remote replication products. It combines robust configuration, reporting and troubleshooting capabilities to decrease management complexity while providing greater control through a single, consistent user interface. HRpM is available with both Hitachi In-System and Remote Replication software bundles.
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