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by Hu Yoshida on Mar 30, 2015

My father was born in Hawaii, where Ohana means family. In the Hawaiian culture ohana binds family and friends, to work together and remember one another.   So when I think about HDS and SAP the word OHANA comes to mind.  Why you ask?  Because Hitachi and SAP’s partnership is entering its 21st year and we are currently an SAP global service and global technology partner as well as an OEM partner. Our blade technology and UCP solutions with SAP HANA have earned us a leading position among SAP partners.  At the end of this month we expect to finish the acquisition of oXya, an SAP cloud service provider.  The acquisition will extend our reach into public and hybrid cloud as well as managed services to help customers migrate to the SAP HANA platform with complimentary hardware, software, and services solutions. Read More »

SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering and Hitachi UCP

by Hu Yoshida on Mar 30, 2015

I received a question on my last post about the Dynamic Tiering feature announced in SAP HANA SPS 9. The question is how this differs from paging. The simple answer is that Dynamic Tiering is a database management feature while paging is a memory management feature. While SAP HANA is an in-memory database, it is able to tier “warm” data in the database through an extended table schema, which is now part of the HANA database catalog in memory, while the primary data image resides on storage that is outside of memory. For an explanation of SAP Dynamic Tiering you can reference this post which includes this slide. Read More »

Dispelling Myths about IOPs

by Hu Yoshida on Mar 20, 2015

Since the SPC numbers for the G1000 came in at 2 million IOPs and blew away every other all flash array vendor, there have been a number of posts in the blog sphere discussing the relevance of IOPs as a measure of performance. Lets look at some of the myths about IOPs

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by Hu Yoshida on Mar 4, 2015

For the last five years, Hitachi Data Systems has been following a three-step vision and strategy that was defined by our CEO, Jack Domme, which he first presented at an Executive Advisory Board in August 2010.

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by Hu Yoshida on Feb 27, 2015

In the last twelve months we’ve seen some massive data security breaches in the United States.  Here is a list with the largest number of customer records exposed to loss:
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by Hu Yoshida on Feb 19, 2015

The System Performance Council SPC-1 tests results for Hitachi VSP G1000 have just been published on the SPC website and the results show that the G1000 is the clear leader in storage performance against the leading all flash storage arrays! VSP G1000 can be configured as an all-flash storage array simply by not adding any spinning disks. Read More »

The Advantages and Benefits of Erasure Coding in the HCP S10

by Hu Yoshida on Feb 4, 2015

We recently announced the HCP S10 Storage node as part of our HCP portfolio of object storage solutions. See my previous post on the changes that the S10 introduced in the way that we access, manage and protect data.

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z13 a Mainframe Designed for the 3rd Platform

by Hu Yoshida on Jan 30, 2015

z13 A Mainframe For The 3rd Platform

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Enter The Brave New World of Storage with HCP S10

by Hu Yoshida on Jan 29, 2015

One of the new features that was introduced in our January Hitachi Content Portfolio Announcement was an Innovative new storage system, the HCP S10, which is designed for the Brave New World of storage that is required for IoT (Internet of Things) where IT, Information Technology, and OT, Operational Technology, come together.

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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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