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Extending the Reach of Mobile and Cloud in the Enterprise

by Hu Yoshida on Jan 23, 2015

Most enterprises today, view mobility as a strategic initiative that will increase productivity and efficiency, enrich their business process and enable them to compete in a fast changing world. Mobility is closely tied to cloud. Mobility and cloud have replaced the old, rigid, client server paradigm and opened up a world of new possibilities. Wireless email, calendaring, and contact have become ubiquitous in most enterprises.  While these enterprise applications can be securely managed in a mobile environment, there are a number of other enterprise applications that could benefit from cloud and mobile if they could overcome some inhibitors to adoption like lack of security controls and legacy systems. The Hitachi Content Portfolio announcements are intended to extend the reach of mobile and cloud in the enterprise and address some of these inhibitors.

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HCP Raises the Bar for Object storage with Integrated Content Mobility Solutions

by Hu Yoshida on Jan 20, 2015

Today, Hitachi Data Systems is announcing major enhancements to our Hitachi Content platform that raises the bar for object storage. The graphic below shows the breadth and scope of the Hitachi Content Platform with the new enhancements that are highlighted in red. Read More »

The Growth of Object Storage in 2014

by Hu Yoshida on Jan 14, 2015

2014 was a year in which there was an increased focus on object storage. Our object storage platform, Hitachi Content Platform (HCP),is part of a tightly integrated  portfolio of HCP (object-based cloud storage), HCP Anywhere (enterprise file sync and share), and the Hitachi Data Ingestor (cloud file gateway). This portfolio saw a tremendous amount of growth as we made some major announcements around mobility and cloud connectivity with HCP. In this post I will summarize how the Object storage market was viewed at the beginning of the year with Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Object Storage report, which was published in February of 2014, and how it looked at the end of the year with IDC’s MarketScape on Object-based Storage platforms and systems (OBS) (IDC Document #253055) which was published in December of 2014. I will also summarize what improvements we made in our object storage portfolio in 2014.

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The Role of “Software Defined” in the Management of Virtual Infrastructures

by Hu Yoshida on Jan 12, 2015

Analysts predict that by 2016, 85% of workloads will be virtualized. Although virtualization results in tremendous enhancements in resource utilization and agility, challenges remain in the management of virtual infrastructures. This is where “Software Defined” can help.

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Happy New Year 2015

by Hu Yoshida on Jan 5, 2015

What could be the better subject than Virtual Volumes (VVol) for my first blog of the year 2015. Sometime back I wrote about VVol and its promise to change the paradigm of storage management through significant enhancement in automation and efficiency throughout the life cycle of a virtual machine (VM).  I identified it in my trends for 2015 as an example of how “Software Defined” can provide the communication between software and infrastructure to enhance the capabilities of both.

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Discussing 2015 Trends with George Crump and Greg Knieriemen

by Hu Yoshida on Dec 16, 2014

December 10 I had a webcast discussing IT trends for 2015 with George Crump of Storage Switzerland  and Greg Knieriermen Technology Evangelist for HDS who is known outside of HDS for his podcasts “Speaking in Tech’ which is distributed by the Register
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2015 Trends: Big Data, Internet of Things, Data Lakes, and Hybrid Cloud

by Hu Yoshida on Dec 4, 2014

IT Trends in 2015: Hitachi - Inspire the Next

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2015 Trends: Continuous Infrastructure

by Hu Yoshida on Nov 26, 2014

This post is a continuation of my blog series on top trends for 2015. These three trends under continuous infrastructure that support Business Defined IT

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2015 Trends: Convergence, Automation, and Integration

by Hu Yoshida on Nov 21, 2014

This is a continuation of ten 2015 trends which I started in my last post . These three post refer to three key enablers for Business Defined It.

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Business Defined IT Will Drive the IT Trends in 2015

by Hu Yoshida on Nov 15, 2014

For the past several years I have published top ten IT trends for the coming year, based up on my observations of the current year. Next year the trends will be an extension of this year’s trends, but with more clarity and urgency. You have already seen disruption in the market place as vendors struggle to align with the changing demands of the business. For 2015 these trends will be driven by the need for IT to embrace the third platform that IDC has identified that is built on the mega trends around mobility, cloud, social and big data. I believe these are business trends that define IT and will be the bases for the major IT trends in 2015 and beyond. This is my first post in a series that expands on Business Defined IT and summarizes the other trends that I will cover in the next 3 posts. Feel free to comment with your opinions.

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