Cloud and Archive Momentum
by Michael Hay on Apr 27, 2009
Today Hitachi Data Systems is announcing the continued momentum of the Hitachi Content Archive Platform (HCAP). Of particular interest are the scaling discussions and points around the approach to an open API, you know the super-modern cloud-based REST interface. I’ve already posted quite a bit on HCAP and our other file products extensively so if you want to read a little more on the platform I highly suggest my File Storage category and this and this.
HCAP is critical in our file and content services strategy both today and going forward. It sports technologies that really mean customers don’t have to backup the information stored on it. Things like content policing policies that can detect and repair corruptions. We also take the time to ensure that when value added policies are executed across the content we take that extra step to make sure that the authenticity and integrity of the data is retained. Hitachi also “eats its own dog food.”
- We’ve integrated by developing a migration engine to move data from the Hitachi High Performance NAS (HNAS) platform to HCAP with the Hitachi Data Discovery Suite directing the migration through policy.
- Further we integrate to the leading Enterprise 2.0 application on the planet, Microsoft Sharepoint, allowing content from this upper layer application to easily find its way from document libraries into HCAP utilizing HDD-MS.
- And of course we are also a user of the system internally.
I won’t repeat the contents of the press release, but it is truly gratifying to bask in our success as I was on the team for our original OEM partnership and the team behind acquisition of the company. Kudos to all of the teams involved in this venture that continues to be successful.