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Shirt Sizes are not the Way to Buy IT Infrastructure

Last week we had an internal meeting in Santa Clara with representatives from all the geographies in Hitachi Data Systems. Since last week was also the finals for the World Cup in Football, we all received football shirts emblazoned with [...]

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Forrester and Gartner Evaluate Hitachi’s Unified Compute Platform

Gartner published their Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems in June 2014. This is the first Integrated Systems report, which Gartner defines as “combinations of server, storage, and network infrastructure sold with management software that facilitates the provisioning and management of [...]

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Technology without Social Innovation and Globalization will not Advance Civilization

Ray Kurzweil, an American author, scientist, inventor, futurist, and a director of engineering at Google was quoted in Time Magazine in March 2012 saying: “A kid in Africa with a smart phone has access to more information than the president [...]

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HCP Puts IT in Control of Content Mobility

Mobility is a macro trend that is transformative. Mobile devices, mobile workforces, mobility of data on premise, off premise, and across the globe, create many new business opportunities. However mobility also presents new challenges for the IT professionals who are [...]

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IT Does Matter – And the World is not Flat

Back in 2003, as the IT industry was recovering from the excesses of the dot com boom/bust, the Harvard Business Review’s Editor-At-Large, Nicolas Carr published a paper titled IT doesn’t Matter, in which he claimed that “As information technology’s power [...]

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X86 WITH LPARS – A REALITY FOR SAP BUSINESS SUITE CUSTOMERS

“A logical partition, commonly called an LPAR, is a subset of computer’s hardware resources, virtualized as a separate computer. In effect, a physical machine can be partitioned into multiple logical partitions, each hosting a separate operating system.” from Wikipedia The [...]

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BUSINESS DEFINED IT FOR SAP HANA

SAP HANA provides real time business insights that accelerate business success. It depends on a responsive IT architecture that can quickly react to changing business demands with enterprise availability and performance. Hitachi Data Systems partners with SAP to provide that [...]

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BUSINESS DEFINED IT – ALIGN BUSINESS PROCESSES WITH YOUR DATA CENTER ECOSYSTEM

VMware users can align IT with business processes through their VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPs), coupled with Hitachi Unified Compute platform for VMware vSphere and its Unified Compute Platform Director software.  This converged-infrastructure management platform centralizes and automates the management [...]

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Where are the performance specs for VSP G1000?

In my blog post that supported the announcement of the VSP G1000 with SVOS, Storage Virtualization Operating System,  I described VSP G1000 as a unified storage platform that can provide approximately 4 million random reads for 8KB blocks or more [...]

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TAKING VMWARE TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN PERFORMANCE, AGILITY, AND AVAILABILITY

As servers increase their number of cores and memory performance, VMware is able to scale up additional virtual machines and drive more applications almost indefinitely. Unfortunately, each virtual machine adds additional random I/O workload, and the storage systems become a [...]

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ELIMINATE THE APPLIANCE TAX FOR GLOBAL ACTIVE DEVICES

Hitachi Data Systems announced a new global active device capability within the new Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) and the new Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000) storage system.  This enables a virtual device to span two VSP G1000 storage [...]

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Continuous Cloud Infrastructure: Taking Storage Virtualization to the Next Dimension

Continuous Cloud Infrastructure: Taking Storage Virtualization to the Next Dimension Today, Hitachi Data Systems  announces the next step in storage virtualization, taking it to the next dimension to provide a continuous cloud infrastructure. When Hitachi announced Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) [...]

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World's Most Ethical Company

By David Karas “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” ― Aristotle Last night, in New York City, several of the world’s top companies, including Microsoft, Intel, Google, Adobe, Ford Motor Company and [...]

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Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Provides Transparency

Gartner has long been a major influencer in many technology markets. Many CIO’s include Gartner’s research assessment to support their evaluations before they make a buying decision.  Up to now, Gartner’s research methodology was comprised of the Magic Quadrant, also [...]

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Storage security must be designed in from the beginning

Storage security is getting more attention as I outlined in my top 10 trends post in December. In that post I talked about the availability of data encryption in the backend directors of Hitachi storage systems, VSP, HUS VM and [...]

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HDS is a Gold Sponsor of OpenStack

HDS is a gold sponsor of OpenStack, and will be at the OpenStack Summit in May in Atlanta, GA where we will demonstrate our commitment to the OpenStack community with both sessions and demonstrations. We need your help to secure [...]

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Hitachi Content Platform Object Store Earns Top Marks from Gartner

As you may have read in my colleague Steve Garone’s blog post in our Hitachi Data Systems Community site, the industry is abuzz with object storage reports, articles and events such as the upcoming Next Gen Object Storage Summit for [...]

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“One of rare storage giants with servers to execute this year” StorageNewsletter.com

Recently StorageNewsletter reported Hitachi’s Fiscal 3Q earnings, which ended in December of 2013, they noted that Hitachi Data Systems is “one of the rare storage giants” that is also in servers and is ready to execute this year (2014) in [...]

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Free Deduplication With No Compromise

In my last post I talked about the explosion of copies that IDC says is now 65% of our external storage capacity, and I outlined ways to reduce the number of copies, reduce the capacity of copies and quantify the [...]

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Controlling your explosion of copies may be your biggest opportunity to reduce costs

Laura DuBois of IDC has been calling attention to the explosion of data copies problem since 2012 and I have blogged about this several times, including  my top ten trends for 2013 and 2014. Her latest report on January 31 [...]

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