Archive for the 'Innovation' Category
In this competitive IT market we are constantly looking for new technologies. Venture capitalists make their fortunes on discovering and promoting new technologies before they cash out and go on to the next big thing. It is tempting to jump on every new promotion to be on the cutting edge. However, many of these technologies [...]
Last week we had an internal meeting in Santa Clara with representatives from all the geographies in Hitachi Data Systems. Since last week was also the finals for the World Cup in Football, we all received football shirts emblazoned with the words “One Hitachi”. As you can imagine, with an international audience, one size does [...]
Gartner published their Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems in June 2014. This is the first Integrated Systems report, which Gartner defines as “combinations of server, storage, and network infrastructure sold with management software that facilitates the provisioning and management of the combined unit.” Based on this definition, Hitachi Data Systems’ Unified Compute Platform was evaluated [...]
Mobility is a macro trend that is transformative. Mobile devices, mobile workforces, mobility of data on premise, off premise, and across the globe, create many new business opportunities. However mobility also presents new challenges for the IT professionals who are responsible for the protection and governance of the data content.
VMware users can align IT with business processes through their VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPs), coupled with Hitachi Unified Compute platform for VMware vSphere and its Unified Compute Platform Director software. This converged-infrastructure management platform centralizes and automates the management of all of the hardware elements in VMware vSphere through a single pane of glass. [...]
In my blog post that supported the announcement of the VSP G1000 with SVOS, Storage Virtualization Operating System, I described VSP G1000 as a unified storage platform that can provide approximately 4 million random reads for 8KB blocks or more than 1.2 million NFS operations for file.
A lot can happen in 7 years. By 2021, we will all be 7 years older. The explosion of technology trends like mobility, cloud, social, and the Internet of things will drive orders of magnitude more data and drive tremendous changes in our business and in our lives. IDC in their predictions for 2014 predicted [...]
Continuous Cloud Infrastructure: Taking Storage Virtualization to the Next Dimension
Last week I was in the UK and had an opportunity to get an update on the Hitachi Train project, which was initially installed for the London Olympics. There has been a lot of progress in the past four years.
One of my top 10 IT trends for 2014 called for the explosion of enterprise flash. Now you are seeing more and more vendors introducing flash arrays that claim enterprise performance and durability based on something called eMLC, where the “e” stands for enterprise and MLC stand for Multi Level Cell or 2 bits [...]