Hitachi enhances solutions for software defined infrastructure

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation has unveiled new offerings to support the latest technology trend for delivering software defined infrastructures that enable customers to simplify IT and free data from traditional hardware and location constraints.

As part of its technology innovation, Hitachi extended the Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) to an expanded Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) family. With the new G200, G400, G600 and the upcoming G800, Hitachi VSP now addresses customer workload requirements from entry to the mainframe with a single software stack.

The company also expanded the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) family with new hyper-converged and converged infrastructure models that address customers’ needs to rapidly and more easily support core to edge IT workloads. The UCP family now includes the hyper-converged Hitachi UCP 1000 for VMware EVO:RAIL, and the converged Hitachi UCP 2000, designed for small to medium or remote or branch office environments.

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Hitachi also expanded the Hitachi Hyper Scale-Out Platform (HSP) offering cost-effective compute performance and on-demand capacity in Hadoop environments. The simple, automated management of HSP allows elastic data growth by using Hitachi file system technology with open source management and virtualization software.

The new offerings help customers achieve greater levels of information access through virtualized, hyper-converged and scale-out platforms that are built to accelerate the journey to IT as a service (ITaaS) through application-led, software-defined architectures, Hitachi said.

The technology not only simplifies operation through automation but also improves agility through abstraction that turns fixed assets into flexible resources, company officials claim.

Vivekanand Venugopal, VP and GM, Hitachi Data Systems, India, said, “Customers are looking for ways to be more agile and flexible to gain a competitive advantage. Hitachi is delivering a new generation of software-defined technologies built to support the changing needs of customer application environments to deliver on those goals and connect what works today with what’s next.”

The latest innovations comes in line with the recently announced Social Innovation business strategy that includes Hitachi Live Insight for IT Operations, Hitachi Clinical Repository for connected health, and Hitachi Live Insight Center of Excellence.

Rajani Baburajan

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