Many of our customers prefer to use HDS cloud-ready technologies, solutions and services to create “content clouds” of their own. At the core of the content cloud is the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) object store which, in addition to its metadata capabilities, provides an automated, backup-free Web 2.0 storage environment with robust security, vast scale, and flexible multitenancy. Support for Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform and Hitachi Unified Storage, a VMware version and the ability to tier data to almost any external storage, makes HCP a fully virtualized solution that builds on the investments customers have already made. Integration with Hitachi NAS provides easy access to vast amounts of content with only the most recent and relevant data in expensive, tier one storage.
This morning, HDS announced a number of new cloud enabling technologies, delivery models and partner programs that enable our customers to extend their existing enterprise IT to embrace cloud solutions. This approach allows our customers to continue to take advantage of their existing infrastructure, consolidating and virtualizing it if need be, and then leverage one or more cloud-based approaches to extend their IT beyond the walls of their enterprise. In this way, they can deliver the services and information mobility their stakeholders need, from their own cloud, in their own way.
by Steve Garone on May 16, 2013
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. But then cost, a very important factor and in many cases is the key motivator for considering cloud in the first place, will come into play. Unless the organization has no issue with making the capital investment required to build their own private clouds, they will look seriously at alternatives where they won’t own or manage the infrastructure on which their clouds are built – that is, hosted cloud services.
A few weeks ago I was in London for internal planning meetings and had the opportunity to catch up with some old friends in the industry, Chris Evans and Martin Glassborow. Chris and Martin have a way of keeping me grounded in the harsh realities of enterprise IT and this visit was no different. Martin had recently blogged about “Petascale Archive” and the challenges he and other IT pros are facing managing the scale of massive data growth. As an industry, we love seizing the opportunity new technologies will bring in the future while most businesses are focusing on their functional needs and costs today. In this reality gap, managing data growth is the “elephant” in data centers.
by Manju Ramanathpura on May 10, 2013
As we listen to our customers who live and breathe in the data center, there is a growing need for intelligent platforms, a platform that: Read More »
by Pete Gerr on May 10, 2013
With the release of Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Pro for VMware vSphere, we introduced a number of firsts for converged infrastructure solutions
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In my recent posts, I’ve mentioned the vast amount of unnecessarily redundant content in today’s IT environments. This time, I’d like to dig a little deeper on this aspect by considering what can happen with just one file in a typical IT environment and contrast that with #CloudAnywhere.
Having grown up in the 80s I recall fondly Wendy’s famous commercials with the charismatic woman pondering “where’s the beef”. In the included video she ends with, “I don’t think there’s anybody there. I really don’t.” The trip down memory lane got me thinking about some things that are going on in the industry this week. Some are hidden, but meaty. Others well, there’s a lot of bun in the message and it makes me want to proclaim from a rooftop, “WHERE’S THE BEEF? HANG ON, IS ANYBODY THERE?”
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