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It’s that time of year again when we gather up our demo systems and head for somewhere warm and sunny to escape the brutal cold of winter. This year we head to Orlando, FL for some excitement with Mickey and, of course, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting. A common theme [...]
We are pleased to share the news today that Hitachi has been elected to Gold Membership of the OpenStack Foundation at the Hong Kong summit. By becoming a gold member, Hitachi joins other industry vendors to help “achieve the OpenStack Foundation Mission by Protecting, Empowering and Promoting OpenStack software and the community around it, including [...]
It’s been almost 30 years since its demise was predicted and the words “the mainframe is dead” echoed throughout datacenters around the world. About the same time people were scrambling to remove words like “MVS” and “mainframe” from their resumes. Outside of their datacenters and the semi-annual SHARE conference, it was seldom discussed. The “gray-hairs” [...]
One of the most egregious causes of the copy data problem for many organizations is the common practice of performing full backups every weekend. The architecture of the backup application forces this practice, as it requires a recent full backup data set as the basis for efficient recovery. But each full backup set contains mostly [...]
And NO, I’m not trying to be sarcastic; this is a seriously titled blog. But I must explain. Hang in there for a paragraph or two. It gets better. It is “Software Defined Software”. Trust me.
Today, we are proud to announce that Hitachi Data Systems is now an official corporate sponsor of the OpenStack initiative. This is significant for a number of reasons, most importantly because it demonstrates our continued commitment to our customers to provide flexible, open IT solutions that deliver immediate value. HDS was among the first vendors [...]
This week’s “Maximize IT” announcement outlines HDS solutions that bring tangible advantages to your business by delivering features like flash acceleration with our pre-configured solutions for Microsoft.
There’s a lot of noise out there about ways to increase performance and cost savings. But when you dig into it, there is usually little to quantify or substantiate the claims. It’s all typically anecdotal, with a little bit of hand waving. That’s why we want you to be able to ask the right questions. [...]
On June 10th we debuted a forum to facilitate peer-to-peer interactions between HDS/Hitachi personnel, our customers, our partners and those interested in seeing what Hitachi can bring to the table. While other company sponsored business social networks are out there already, we’re approaching things differently in that we don’t merely want to broadcast our future; [...]
In my prior post, Flash Storage: Choose Wisely, I raised a number of questions that companies should consider as they look to add flash storage to their environments.