Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) recently announced new upgrades and additions to its Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G series porfolio.
And to help break down data silos and modernise storage management, Hitachi Data Systems has embedded NAS functionality, cloud optimisation and enhanced VMware integration into VSP G400, VSP G600 and VSP G800 storage platforms to simplify and accelerate data centre modernisation efforts.
The new unified VSP G series offerings allow customers to leverage existing infrastructure investments regardless of environment – whether for remote offices where IP infrastructure is dominant, to data centres utilising robust Fibre Channel technology, or a cloud environment employing Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), Hitachi Managed Cloud Services, Microsoft Azure or Amazon S3 cloud services.
"Hitachi Data Systems continues to invest heavily in innovation and in its industry-leading Virtual Storage Platform to help customers transform and modernise their IT infrastructures. The ever-changing fundamentals of IT demand that storage systems are agile, reliable and cost-effective. The enhanced VSP family meet those needs and beyond," said Bob Madaio, senior director for Infrastructure Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems.
There is also full support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, allowing customers to maximise resources, reduce storage complexity and increase efficiency by enabling application-specific storage service levels to be applied to each virtual machine (VM).
Also available across the Hitachi VSP family, the new Hitachi Infrastructure Analytics Advisor (HIAA) delivers increased performance while reducing costs and risk through intelligent analytics.
HIAA quickly and proactively identifies, diagnoses and helps resolve potential performance and capacity issues, including those concerning third-party storage. The software identifies opportunities to improve performance and reduce risk through intelligent analytics with preemptive alerts.
Customer workload requirements from entry to mainframe are also addressed with a single storage software platform. The powerful software capabilities built into Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) allow the entire VSP family to offer flash optimisation.
SVOS further supports native heterogeneous storage virtualisation and multi-site, active-active storage as well as fully compatible data migration, replication and management from a single interface.
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