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HNAS: Now Powered by Hitachi

by Hu Yoshida on Sep 7, 2011

Hitachi and Hitachi Data Systems recognized the value of BlueArc’s technology early on, which has resulted in many customer wins in the very competitive NAS marketplace. What distinguishes Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS) from others in the industry is its hardware approach to supporting NFS and CIFS, which gives it tremendous performance, scalability, and power saving over appliance-based NAS systems.

As noted by Michael, Hitachi Data Systems has already invested a tremendous amount of effort in the integration of HNAS into our “one platform for all data” strategy, with common management, data protection, and search.  HNAS operates as a file virtualization gateway in front of our block virtualization platforms, is integrated with our content platform (HCP) with content aware search through Hitachi Data Discovery Suite (HDDS), and can be monitored through our Hitachi Command Suite of management software. With this move we can expect to see even closer integration with our management systems, not to mention a flawless collaboration of HDS and BlueArc talent.

There is no doubt in my mind that the biggest winners of this acquisition will be the end users. Customers who are challenged with the continued growth of unstructured data will now have access to the powerful combination of HDS enterprise-class reliability, quality and support, with BlueArc’s industry-leading highly scalable, high performance NAS and integrated solutions. Together, HDS and BlueArc provide a single solution that Scales Right in enterprise and vertical markets with the best price performance ratio at offered price points.

Personally, I am overjoyed with this union. After 5 years of tremendous collaboration between two very talented teams, I can only anticipate the market will now see an unmatched combination of reliability, quality, performance, and scalability that is required to handle the growth of Big Data.

BlueArc, we welcome you to the Hitachi family!

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Comments (4 )

Vic Avila on 07 Sep 2011 at 9:57 am

Definitely this a great news for all HDS family and our customers! HDS always has been distinguished of their competitors on the service level we offer to our costumers and this union is another chance to confirm it.

Steven Schwartz on 07 Sep 2011 at 10:47 am

Great news for both companies! NAS continues to be the owner of unstructured data!

Hu Yoshida on 07 Sep 2011 at 3:07 pm

Thanks Steven, yes we view NAS as a key bridge between our infrastructure and content clouds.

Hu Yoshida on 08 Sep 2011 at 6:49 am

Thanks Vic, we heard our customers loud and clear on this one.

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