Hitachi's New Solutions Eliminates Complexity and Protects Workloads

By CIOReview | Thursday, September 10, 2015

SANTA CLARA, CA: Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a subsidiary of Hitachi has brought out new hyper-converged infrastructure solutions and software updates for VMware environments that eliminates complexity, protects workload and reduces operational expenses. Especially helpful for the company’s partners and customers, it transforms traditional data centers and adopts private and hybrid cloud environments.

“Increasingly, organizations are transitioning from dedicated, separate compute, networking and storage systems to converged and hyper-converged infrastructure architectures to accelerate time to value and simplify data center management. We also see growing demand for functionality, performance and reliability as organizations deploy private and hybrid cloud,” says Ravi Chalaka, Vice President, Solutions Marketing and Social Innovation, Hitachi Data Systems.

The new softwares and solutions introduced include:

 ‘Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) 1000’ for VMware EVO:RAIL; is a simple, pre-built and fully optimized hyper-converged appliance that can be considered as a low-cost deployment for remote office, test and development, virtual desktop and other similar virtualized solutions. It offers enterprise converged infrastructure solutions for handling core-to-edge IT workloads, simplifying the complex data centers and remote offices.

‘VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes’ supports Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G1000, automates and takes full advantage of granular VM control and policy-based management of VM growth and enhances data center efficiency.

Hitachi UCP 1000 for VMware EVO:RAIL; optionally integrates with ‘Hitachi Data Ingestor software’ to offer simple and cost-effective data protection along with ‘bottomless backup’ on-premise with Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) or in the cloud with Hitachi Cloud Service for Content Archiving.

‘Hitachi Virtual Infrastructure Integrator 3.0,’ is another comprehensive data protection and management solution, specific to VMware vSphere. It simplifies data management for file and block storage, allows both scheduled and instantaneous backup, cloning and recovery services.

The company also offers stretched storage cluster capabilities on VSP systems using global-active device technology in conjunction with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. The customers can enjoy nondisruptive application mobility and improved recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) in the event of disaster.

“We are continuing to work closely with HDS to help our customers accelerate time to value, with infrastructure that can protect workloads and enable reduced operational expenses," states Toni Adams, Vice President, Global Partner Marketing, VMware.