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WHAT DOES SOCIAL INNOVATION MEAN TO YOU?

 If you look up ‘Social Innovation’ at the fount of all online knowledge – Wikipedia – –you’ll find a description of strategies, concepts and ideas that address different elements of society in which the primary objective is not profit optimization, [...]

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Achieving the Dream – One Operating System for Midrange to Enterprise Storage

As long as I have been in storage, the dream has been to have a common operating system for midrange and enterprise storage.  This would help to reduce development costs and cycles for vendors, while simplifying management, and providing the [...]

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Software-Defined Infrastructure Enables Greater Innovation in IT

If you google the acronym IT, you will see definitions that look like this one from Wikipedia which has been unchanged over the last 30 to 40 years: “Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to [...]

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Joint Webinar with VMware and HDS - Delivering Simplified Scalable IT with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and Hitachi Storage

I began 2015 with blog on Hitachi Storage for Virtual Volumes, arguably the most discussed storage technology in recent years. In February of this year Hitachi Data Systems announced the early support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs), simplifying customers’ [...]

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Hitachi Partners To Build A Big Data Marketplace for Copenhagen’s Green Initiative

On March 2, 2015 Hitachi Consulting was chosen to build an innovative Big Data Platform for Denmark’s capitol, Copenhagen, to improve the quality of life in the Copenhagen area, to stimulate business activity, and to help achieve its ambitious goal [...]

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Transforming the IT Culture: Going Beyond Collaboration to Innovation

Today all CIO’s are adjusting to the world of SMAC, Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. IDC refers to this as the third platform, which is changing the focus of IT as mainframes and client/server models have done in the past. [...]

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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 [...]

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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.  [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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! [...]

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z13 a Mainframe Designed for the 3rd Platform

              On January 13 IBM announced the new z13 Mainframe, that was promised to be the most powerful and secure system ever built. The press release made the following claims: First system able to [...]

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Enter The Brave New World of Storage with HCP S10

One of the new features that was introduced in our January Hitachi Content Portfolio Announcement was an Innovative new storage system, the HCP S10, which is designed for the Brave New World of storage that is required for IoT (Internet [...]

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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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HCP Raises the Bar for Object storage with Integrated Content Mobility Solutions

Today, Hitachi Data Systems is announcing major enhancements to our Hitachi Content platform that raises the bar for object storage. The graphic below shows the breadth and scope of the Hitachi Content Platform with the new enhancements that are highlighted [...]

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The Growth of Object Storage in 2014

2014 was a year in which there was an increased focus on object storage. Our object storage platform, Hitachi Content Platform (HCP),is part of a tightly integrated  portfolio of HCP (object-based cloud storage), HCP Anywhere (enterprise file sync and share), [...]

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The Role of “Software Defined” in the Management of Virtual Infrastructures

Analysts predict that by 2016, 85% of workloads will be virtualized. Although virtualization results in tremendous enhancements in resource utilization and agility, challenges remain in the management of virtual infrastructures. This is where “Software Defined” can help. In my trends [...]

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Happy New Year 2015

What could be the better subject than Virtual Volumes (VVol) for my first blog of the year 2015. Sometime back I wrote about VVol and its promise to change the paradigm of storage management through significant enhancement in automation and [...]

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