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New Hitachi All-Flash Array Packs Software-Defined approach to Storage Infrastructure

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Hitachi Delivers on Its Vision of Flash for All Applications with Hitachi Flash Storage

Accelerating the paradigms of next-gen data centers, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announces the newest addition to its flash portfolio, the Hitachi Flash Storage (HFS), a series family of all-flash arrays.

The Hitachi Flash Storage A series claim to comprise industry-leading total cost of ownership (TCO), unmatched capacity density, dependable performance and efficient power in a small footprint.

With simplified appliance package makes it easy to deploy and powers new data optimization technologies, it quickly boost performance in multiple environments for fast business insights and services delivery.

System performance can be efficiently shared between multiple applications through quality of service (QoS) software making an ideal platform for customers who want unprecedented performance and TCO in all-flash arrays.

Eminent Features

  • Hitachi Flash Storage A series systems include a full suite of user-selectable data services enabling capacity efficiency, data protection and predictable performance for a variety of workloads.
  • Advanced features and selectable data services include inline data deduplication and compression, thin provisioning, snapshots, replication and data encryption.
  • Customers now have the power to choose between turning on or off the inline data deduplication or compression based on application requirements for the right mix between performance and efficiency.
  • Customers can realize an average of 5:1 more effective capacity and optimize data reduction rates with performance through optional deduplication tuning. They can also save even more space by allocating capacity on demand with thin provisioning technology.

HFS – A Solution at Glance

Available in three models, HFS A series includes a pair of high-performance controllers and up to 60 SSDs in a single 2U-high tray. With up to 384TB of effective capacity and 1 million IOPS, customers can easily and quickly consolidate multiple applications to reduce data center footprint while alleviating management headaches. The HFS A series is ideal for customers seeking optimized solutions for a particular set of use cases like virtual desktop, virtual server real-time analytics and database environments.

Hitachi Flash Storage A series arrays also provide data protection in a number of ways. Customers can protect data with copy-on-write snapshots per logical volume and full clones of logical volumes can also be created and copied for redundancy.

Finally, QoS controls can be set for maximum IOPS and bandwidth consumption per logical volume to enable consistent application performance.

Hitachi Flash Storage A series is said to be Hitachi’s latest entry in its flash portfolio, which delivers flash solutions for multiple use case. The Hitachi Flash Storage A series joins the recently announced all-flash Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F series and enhanced models of the hybrid Hitachi VSP G series in the Hitachi flash storage portfolio.

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“Hitachi has delivered a full portfolio of optimized flash solutions bound together by a software-defined approach to storage infrastructure. This gives customers the ability to optimize solutions for a particular set of use cases while getting the power and efficiencies of common management, workflows and policies across their infrastructure,” said Miklos Sandorfi, vice president, Infrastructure Platforms, Solutions and Cloud, Hitachi Data Systems.

“Time and time again, Hitachi is proven to be an innovator of high-quality, high-value solutions. As a longtime partner, I can tell you that both the company and its portfolio of solutions and services are exceptional. It’s a great time to be an HDS partner and customer,” said Miriam Murphy, senior vice president, North Region, EMEA, Avnet Technology Solutions.

Further info: www.HDS.com, http://www.hitachi.com

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