HDS updates its infrastructure offerings, doubles performance
- 12 July, 2013 12:21
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has announced a range of enhancements to its three key infrastructure solutions.
Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM) all flash system, HUS and NAS platform, and Unified Compute Platform (UCP) have been updated for up to double the performance benefits of previous generations.
HDS chief technology officer, Adrian De Luca, said the improvements will help customers maximise their IT investment and potentially reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 30 per cent compared to the competition.
These benefits have been achieved through better unified management, auto migration and storage provisioning, which in turn are designed to accelerate business insights.
De Luca said this announcement built upon the release of HUS VM last year, which enabled the vendor to offer enterprise grade functionality into the mid-market.
“These products offer the perfect opportunity for resellers, as they are now able to offer an all flash option,” he said.
“Resellers now have the chance to address some of the high performance workloads that potentially they were not able to access before.”
The updated solutions are designed to provide HDS resellers with an opportunity to address different verticals, such as life sciences, which De Luca said that they were not able to access previously with mid-range products.
As for what resellers will benefit the most from this portfolio of products, De Luca said it is the ones that have embarked down the road of delivering Cloud applications, whether it is specialised applications or Infrastructure/Platform-as-a-Service.
“Through the enhancements that we offer on UCP, we automate a lot more of what they do,” he said.
“If the cost of people can be reduced via our products, then that reduces the dollar cost to their customers.”
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