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Hitachi Data Systems Paces Digital Transformation through New, Enhanced Flash Storage Lineup

Hitachi Data Systems Paces Digital Transformation

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) rolls out new systems and software to deliver better customer experiences and return on investments – powered by the next generation of Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) and backed by a 100% data availability guarantee, the new expanded Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) lineup is touted to deliver performance, resiliency and workload scalability beyond what is offered by other platforms.

The new solution is sought to meet the all the needs of today’s digital economy, and has been engineered with an improved flash-aware I/O stack and selectable data services:

  • Quality of Service (QoS): Enables predictable performance for a consistent user experience. Data reduction services can be dedicated to workloads for more predictable response times as data levels grow.
  • Adaptive data reduction: Provides deduplication and compression for 2:1, 5:1 or greater capacity savings. SVOS 7 can offload compression to Hitachi flash modules (FMDs) for more scalable data reduction than other flash arrays.
  • Cloud tiering for all-flash VSP F series: Transparently moves files to private or public cloud storage, reducing data center footprint and enabling lower, more predictable storage costs for superior IT efficiency.

The company is offering the new SVOS 7 to all new and existing Virtual Storage Platform G series and F series systems and existing customers can take advantage of SVOS 7 and its deduplication and compression features through a non-disruptive upgrade.

For businesses that need to drive IT consolidation and support both open-system and mainframe applications, HDS is offering two new high-end VSP models including:

The all-flash VSP F1500, built on new high-density FMDs with raw capacities of up to 14TB, delivers over 4.8M IOPS and up to 40PB of effective flash capacity. It scales to 576 FMDs, providing up to 2304 extra cores for handling data reduction and enabling superior price and performance value.

For businesses looking to transition to all-flash over time, HDS offers the new VSP G1500, offers 4.8M IOPS – a 20% improvement over VSP G1000.

VSP G1000 customers can upgrade to VSP G1500 via a data-in-place, nondisruptive migration. This simplifies the transition to the more powerful VSP G1500 platform and reinforces the HDS commitment to protecting our customers’ investments.

Hot on the heels of the release of SVOS 7 and the enhanced VSP lineup, the company is also learned to upgrade its management stack to simplify data management.

 “The industry is moving to flash and the introductions of our new SVOS, FMD and VSP technologies dramatically expand the reach of flash technology and make it more accessible to our customers as the look to reduce overall costs,” said Bob Madaio, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems.

“In today’s market, we are seeing serious pressure for companies to embrace Digital Transformation, particularly due to its ability to deliver improved operations, processes and customer experience,” said Marty Sos, Senior Director, General Manager, HDS and Networking Business Units, Arrow ECS. “With its expanded VSP lineup and enhanced software capabilities, Hitachi Data Systems is helping us accelerate the customer journey to Digital Transformation.”

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