Hitachi extends leadership in the storage market
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation introduced enhancements to the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V and Universal Storage Platform VM
Building on its lead over competitors in storage virtualization implementations worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, introduced enhancements to the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V and Universal Storage Platform VM. With today’s announcement, Hitachi is delivering the most advanced, market-proven storage services platform that enables customers to gain significant reductions in capital and operational expenditures, improved storage utilization and efficiency, and lower environmental footprints across their entire storage infrastructure.
“Hitachi continues to enhance its high-end storage systems and cross-platform storage management software at an industry record pace. The fact that the company can deliver advanced storage services that businesses can quickly and economically deploy across their entire storage infrastructure makes it a very powerful and attractive customer value proposition,” said Josh Krischer, founder, Josh Krischer & Associates.
“The ability to remotely replicate thinly provisioned volumes enables customers requiring high availability and disaster recovery a protection solution at much lower costs. Further, Hitachi now offers peak levels of application performance with the ability to lock very large volumes into the highly-sophisticated cache architecture of the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V. The wide selection of media, from flash-based to the 1 terabyte SATA hard disk drives with large capacity and performance, spans the ability to non-disruptively migrate volumes from cache to different type of disk drives, which allows end users to build internal tiered storage to optimize CAPEX and OPEX expenditures to deliver on the right service levels back to the business. The large capacity drives, for both mainframe and other platforms allow for effective reductions in power, cooling, and thus, carbon dioxide emissions, as well as floor space."
“Hitachi is the only storage company with the ability to extend all of the advanced storage functionality that resides in the powerful Hitachi intelligent virtual storage controllers as services such as, thin provisioning and replication,” said John Mansfield, senior vice president, Global Solutions Strategy and Development, Hitachi Data Systems. “An even greater benefit to customers is that these powerful storage services can be easily and economically aggregated to enhance externally attached, multi-vendor storage devices—delivering unparalleled consolidation and efficiency benefits as well as reductions in overall TCO. With more than 9,100 intelligent virtual storage controllers shipped worldwide, Hitachi is the market leader in the enterprise storage space.”