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Software-Defined Infrastructure Enables Greater Innovation in IT

If you google the acronym IT, you will see definitions that look like this one from Wikipedia which has been unchanged over the last 30 to 40 years: “Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to [...]

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NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT ENTERPRISE STORAGE

TBR’s Data Center Server and Storage Market Forecast indicates revenue growth in the global data center flash storage market will exceed all other server and storage sub-segments from 2014 to 2018, rising at a 22.9% CAGR to more than $13.5 [...]

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Joint Webinar with VMware and HDS - Delivering Simplified Scalable IT with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes and Hitachi Storage

I began 2015 with blog on Hitachi Storage for Virtual Volumes, arguably the most discussed storage technology in recent years. In February of this year Hitachi Data Systems announced the early support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs), simplifying customers’ [...]

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Transforming the IT Culture: Going Beyond Collaboration to Innovation

Today all CIO’s are adjusting to the world of SMAC, Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. IDC refers to this as the third platform, which is changing the focus of IT as mainframes and client/server models have done in the past. [...]

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Dispelling Myths about IOPs

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 [...]

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DATA ENCRYPTION SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR DEFENSIVE GAME PLAN

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: Anthem (80,000,000), Home Depot (56,000,000), JP Morgan Chase (76,000,000), EBay [...]

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VSP G1000: THE FASTEST ALL FLASH ARRAY VALIDATED BY SPC-1

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! [...]

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The Advantages and Benefits of Erasure Coding in the HCP S10

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. S10 [...]

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Extending the Reach of Mobile and Cloud in the Enterprise

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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The Growth of Object Storage in 2014

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), [...]

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

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. In my trends [...]

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Happy New Year 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 [...]

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Discussing 2015 Trends with George Crump and Greg Knieriemen

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 [...]

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2015 Trends: Continuous Infrastructure

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 5. Global Virtualization adds a new dimension to storage virtualization Storage virtualization has been vertically [...]

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2015 Trends: Convergence, Automation, and Integration

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. 2. New Capabilities Accelerate Adoption of Converged and Hyper-converged Platforms A key [...]

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Business Defined IT Will Drive the IT Trends in 2015

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 [...]

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Social Innovation with Public Safety Solutions

On Monday, April 15th of last year, two bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and injuring hundreds. The FBI immediately set up a command center and began scanning every available video of the target area. They located [...]

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High Speed Backup and Restore for Databases

Surveys show that backup and restore remain at the top of the list of concerns for data centers. Each year as volumes increase, the struggle to meet SLAs and manage backup windows increases. Many enterprises with very large databases have [...]

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EVO:RAIL TO BECOME PART OF THE UCP FAMILY OF CONVERGED SOLUTIONS

At VMworld Europe 2014 in Barcelona, VMware executives announced that Hitachi Data Systems has joined the EVO:RAIL partnership. EVO:RAIL is a hyper-converged, VMware powered appliance that is designed for low cost and out of the box deployment. It comes in [...]

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