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ENIGMA: Cracking an Encryption Engine

On the way home from New York last week I saw the movie "Imitation Game", which is the story of Alan Turing who led the effort to break the Enigma code with fellow mathematicians at Bletchley Park in the UK during World War II. Although, I rarely watch movies on long plane rides, I was [...]

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SAP HANA GOES OHANA

My father was born in Hawaii, where Ohana means family. In the Hawaiian culture ohana binds family and friends, to work together and remember one another. So when I think about HDS and SAP the word OHANA comes to mind. Why you ask? Because Hitachi and SAP's partnership is entering its 21st year and we [...]

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SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering and Hitachi UCP

I received a question on my last post about the Dynamic Tiering feature announced in SAP HANA SPS 9. The question is how this differs from paging. The simple answer is that Dynamic Tiering is a database management feature while paging is a memory management feature. While SAP HANA is an in-memory database, it is [...]

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Dispelling Myths about IOPs

Since the SPC numbers for the G1000 came in at 2 million IOPs and blew away every other all flash array vendor, there have been a number of posts in the blog sphere discussing the relevance of IOPs as a measure of performance. Lets look at some of the myths about IOPs MYTH #1: IOPS [...]

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DELIVERING ON INFORMATION INTELLIGENCE

For the last five years, Hitachi Data Systems has been following a three-step vision and strategy that was defined by our CEO, Jack Domme, which he first presented at an Executive Advisory Board in August 2010. The foundation for this vision and strategy starts with a continuous infrastructure that enables the non-disruptive access to data, [...]

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DATA ENCRYPTION SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR DEFENSIVE GAME PLAN

In the last twelve months we’ve seen some massive data security breaches in the United States. Here is a list with the largest number of customer records exposed to loss: Anthem (80,000,000), Home Depot (56,000,000), JP Morgan Chase (76,000,000), EBay (145,000,000) Target (70,000,000) Living Social (50,000,000) (Source: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/worlds-biggest-data-breaches-hacks/) The loss of private information on such a [...]

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VSP G1000: THE FASTEST ALL FLASH ARRAY VALIDATED BY SPC-1

The System Performance Council SPC-1 tests results for Hitachi VSP G1000 have just been published on the SPC website and the results show that the G1000 is the clear leader in storage performance against the leading all flash storage arrays! VSP G1000 can be configured as an all-flash storage array simply by not adding any [...]

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The Advantages and Benefits of Erasure Coding in the HCP S10

We recently announced the HCP S10 Storage node as part of our HCP portfolio of object storage solutions. See my previous post on the changes that the S10 introduced in the way that we access, manage and protect data. S10 introduced a high capacity commodity disk system with higher availability and faster rebuild times than [...]

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