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When “Niche” Is Best

This week Gartner announced its latest “Magic Quadrant” report for blade servers.  Once again Hitachi Blade servers are included in the report, and once again Hitachi’s position on the chart has moved upwards and to the right; improving in both [...]

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Redefining Unified Storage – HUS Object based File System

In this blog series on Redefining Unified Storage, I covered Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) Dynamic virtual controller, which simplifies the management of LUN assignments and provides enterprise class load balancing. I followed that with the hybrid architecture of HUS file [...]

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Redefining Unified Storage - Hardware Differences Part 2

In my previous post on Redefining Unified Storage – Hardware Differences Part 1, I described how the active/active controllers in Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) set a new standard in dual controller storage systems by enabling enterprise class load balancing for [...]

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Big Data Volume Requirements

Referring back to my last post, I am continuing my series on big data where we are looking at the dimensions of big data: volume, velocity, variety and value, and what we need to do to address them. The first [...]

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Storage Efficiency with Consolidation; Consolidation with Unification

Ever since we started decentralizing IT resources in the golden-era of client/server (mid-90s), we have been working to reign in the sprawl by consolidation recommendation. As soon as we consolidate, there will be another reason to sprawl (perhaps next time [...]

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All-in-One Meals: Converged Solutions Aligned With Customer Needs

Today’s discussion is a continuation of my last blog post, in which I introduced the concept of pervasive computing. My role within Hitachi Data Systems is to create converged solutions, which I like to refer to as “Hitachi all-in-one meals”; [...]

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Would you buy a Lego set with no picture on the box?

A colleague and I were recently visiting a customer to solicit some feedback about our future roadmaps.  During the meeting, he made a comment related to Legos.  Our customer mentioned that all of his vendors come in and show him [...]

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An observation on vertical integration

There has been a lot of positive reaction to our unified compute announcement from last week.  However there were very interesting words from both 3PAR and Storagebod about our announcement in their blogs.  (As for 3PAR, well like NetApp they [...]

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Establishing the WOW factor

Today, Hitachi Data Systems announced the Hitachi unified compute platform. You’ve probably heard about “converged infrastructure” or “unified stacks” which are typically a combination of server, storage, and network components pooled together as an integrated unit and assigned as a [...]

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