Data Centre Upgrade Delivers System Performance to Support Growing Business Operations
AUSTRALIA — July 4, 2013 — Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that it has partnered withToll Group to consolidate, upgrade and rationalise Toll’s data storage infrastructure to support the growing company over the next five years.
Toll Group is the Asia Pacific region’s leading provider of transport and logistics, employing more than 45,000 people across some 1,200 locations in more than 50 countries. A period of acquisitions had resulted in disparate storage infrastructure, posing a strain on legacy IT systems and impacting application performance.
Following a thorough review of available options, Toll Group determined Hitachi Data Systems was best suited to support its strategy, meeting key requirements for ease of migration, opportunity to achieve 24/7 uptime, and the ability to efficiently run current and future business critical applications.
The infrastructure solution comprised Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), Hitachi Command Suite and Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS). Hitachi Command Suite, integrated with Hitachi Dynamic Tiering (HDT), let Toll use the market-differentiating feature of storage virtualisation for a simplified migration.
Toll has seen a number of benefits since implementing the HDS platform. David Hyland, head of Infrastructure, Development and Implementation, Global Information Systems at Toll Group says: “This has been one of those rare projects where you set out to do something and achieve it in a set timeframe, on budget and without major issues. The Hitachi team was a great support and ensured that we had zero interruptions to our business.”
He adds: “The change was cost-neutral, but we achieved significant performance, scale and reliability improvements over previous systems. In one instance backup elapsed time had reduced from 12 hours to four.”
Neil Evans, country manager and vice president, Hitachi Data Systems Australia and New Zealand, says: “Not only can Toll now scale and react to business demand, but the HDS solutions have given Toll a foundation for future storage solutions, allowing for better operational efficiency and business continuity.”
Toll already completed an extension to the original project with a capacity increase in 2012 and is currently expanding the solution to its core networking infrastructure to meet the growing needs of its business.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business impact. With approximately 6,000 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 150 countries and regions. Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit us at http://www.hds.com/anz/.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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