Taking Converged Infrastructure to the Next Level
by Pete Gerr on Oct 9, 2012
Today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced the new generation of its Unified Compute Platform (UCP) portfolio as well as a new software product, UCP Director.
UCP Director was developed from the ground up by HDS to provide unified management, orchestration and monitoring of the complete converged infrastructure within VMware vCenter itself—something we believe is unique in the industry. With these new UCP solutions, Hitachi achieves the lowest TCO per VM in the industry today without compromising reliability or flexibility.
One of the new solutions announced this week in particular, Hitachi UCP Pro for VMware vSphere showcases best-of-breed compute and storage technology from Hitachi along with integrated IP and FC networking from Brocade. This solution was developed for, and achieves very tight integration with vCenter environments and comes with seamless support and service from Hitachi for customers’ convenience.
As more customers move their most demanding applications onto a virtualized infrastructure, UCP Pro for VMware vSphere is designed to support mission-critical workloads and provides the highest reliability and availability in the industry today. We believe UCP Pro for VMware vSphere provides a cost per VM that is between 25% and 40% lower than the current industry average. And that’s without asking customers to give up on enterprise-class reliability, availability and world-class serviceability that Hitachi Data Systems is known for. Customers can also enjoy the flexibility to choose from server CPU and memory options to best suite their needs.
Along with this new UCP Pro solution comes UCP Director software. UCP Director provides simple and scalable monitoring of all elements of the UCP Pro for VMware vSphere solution under a single unified view which is seamlessly integrated within the vCenter graphical user interface. It’s simple to use, scalable and allows VM administrators to use the familiar vCenter tools with which they are most comfortable.
Furthermore, by enabling administrators to manage, provision, configure and monitor the entire converged infrastructure directly within vCenter and not requiring third-party or external tools, UCP Director saves customers time and money even as their virtualized environments scale. And as requirements change and grow, the solution can scale along with these needs in addition to being extensible through the inclusion of open APIs.
By allowing customers to focus on deploying new workloads quickly and not constantly recreating infrastructure designs to accommodate change, Hitachi Data Systems enables customers to accelerate their business and do so even while reducing costs and complexity. It’s a powerful combination and one that we believe is unique in the industry today. What do you think?