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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! [...]


Extending the Reach of Mobile and Cloud in the Enterprise

Most enterprises today, view mobility as a strategic initiative that will increase productivity and efficiency, enrich their business process and enable them to compete in a fast changing world. Mobility is closely tied to cloud. Mobility and cloud have replaced [...]

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Hitachi LPARs Provide Safe Multi-Tenant Cloud With Intel E5v3

Hitachi’s Intel Xeon based Compute Blade servers (CB 2000 and CB 500) feature an embedded logical partitioning (LPAR) capability implemented in the blade server firmware, based on technology originally developed for Hitachi mainframe and Unix systems to provide platform partitioning [...]

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If You Think Your Enterprise is not Using Public Cloud Services? Check Again!

Recently I was reviewing a slide deck that marketing had put together and I was struck by a statistic, which I thought was dubious. The claim was that there were 545 cloud services that were in use in the average [...]

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Top Ten IT Trends for 2014- Trend 5

Trend 5: Sync and share solution for shadow IT Industry surveys show that 28% of corporate data resides exclusively on laptops or mobile devices. This is the shadow IT that resides outside the control and supervision of corporate IT. While [...]

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Hitachi Private Cloud with SAP HANA

Since our Private Cloud announcement we have had many favorable comments from industry analysts and press. Wired Insights had this to say about the private cloud. Wired Insights: “The benefits of the cloud are undeniably big and game changing. But [...]

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Achieve the Plateau of Productivity with Private Cloud today

The value of cloud computing has moved past the early hype cycle and is providing real value to the market in terms of agility, and on demand services which provide strategic use of business data which was not possible before. [...]

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A CIO’s Perspective on Embracing BYOD and Enterprise Mobility

I recently interviewed my colleague Rex Carter, CIO of Hitachi Data Systems.  He joined HDS in 2006 and has played a major role in the transformation of our company through the innovative use of IT technology. He is well known [...]

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Beyond Private Clouds: How Hosted Services Offer the Best of Both Worlds

As organizations move toward implementing more cloud solutions, they face some important decisions. Data privacy and retention, regulatory and compliance considerations, and security all need to be considered, and may drive the decision to the choice of a private cloud. [...]

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Cloud Anywhere Does More

In my last post, I talked about how the traditional means of storing, protecting and sharing files are breaking down and hinted at a new approach from Hitachi Data Systems. For now, I’ll refer to this as #CloudAnywhere,  where your [...]

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File Sync and Share

Traditional means of sharing files are breaking down. Email attachments, content management systems, copies on user devices, in backups, and on file servers all lead to inefficient storage and network utilization owing to massive content duplication and high cost for [...]

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Setting the Foundation for Cloud

You’ve heard a lot about the cloud and its advantages. But why all this hype? After all, keeping your data in house, under control, and safe is a high priority for your business. So why take the risk of storing [...]

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HCP Announcement with an Archiving Angle

Last week’s  announcement dovetails perfectly with my current series on data archiving, although the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) team may not appreciate my angle based on all their accomplishments with HCP product that go above and beyond just archiving. Be that [...]

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HCP and HDI, A Monster Release

Firstly, it has been quite a while since I’ve last posted. A lot has happened between the beginning of the year and today. In fact it has been so action packed, the past 100 days seem more like 365. While [...]

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What can HDS do for you?

I’m very pleased and excited to be part of a company that has a compelling vision, focused on solving customers’ business challenges, AND continues to execute toward that vision in a steady drumbeat of announcements, enhancements and new product introductions. [...]

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Hitachi NAS Differences for Cloud and Big Data

The Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS) is different from other NAS solutions in three major ways. First, HNAS is a hardware-accelerated NAS solution based on FPGAs—Field Programmable Gate Arrays—and not an appliance. This is very similar in evolution to network routers. [...]

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Cloud Economics

This is part four in a series on cloud technologies in healthcare. You can read the previous three here. It is a common misconception that cloud technology equates with inexpensive technology. There are economies of scale that must be achieved [...]

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Got Private Cloud?

Note: This is a guest post by Bob Laliberte (@BobLaliberte), Senior Analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), who focuses on data center infrastructure management, automation software, data center infrastructure and technologies, and professional services. Take it away, Bob… The [...]

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Off to Dallas for SNW April 2-5: Texas BBQ and Cloud…BIG and BOLD!!

Next week Hitachi Data Systems is participating as an Underwriter Sponsor at SNW Spring in Dallas from April 2-5, 2012 at the OMNI Dallas Hotel. Our focus at #SNWusa is “The New Data Center Economy”. You can find us in [...]

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Storage Clouds: Sweet and Sour Spots

I have had several blog entries on cloud services and the risk of just shifting costs to the cloud. There are some other entries on identifying your current costs of a class of storage (say tier 3) to accurately compare [...]

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