HDI 3.0: Edge-to-Core with Content Sharing
by Hu Yoshida on Dec 15, 2011
Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) combines with Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) to provide an “edge-to-core” data solution that eliminates the need for backup and delivers a seemingly bottomless filer on the edge of a cloud, or for remote office/branch offices.
This week, we announced version three of the HDI product, which enables the following new capabilities:
1. An end user to discover and retrieve previous versions of a file or files that were deleted;
2. An HDI system that allows other HDI systems to access and read content that it stored in the same HCP;
3. Transparent migration of data from a production NAS (CIFS Windows Storage Server or NetApp FAS) to HDI and HCP.
Content sharing has many practical applications. A good example is healthcare, where a patient might move to another city and transfer from one hospital to another. In this case, the new hospital could be granted access to the patient’s data that was stored in HCP by the previous healthcare facility.
And speaking of healthcare, did you see Dave Wilson’s post: Google Health Dies – What Next?
Also, check out Miki Sandorfi’s take on HDI: Enhancements to Hitachi Data Ingestor
For more information on HCP and the new HDI features, see here.