Hitachi Data Systems Defines Next-Generation of Hyperconverged System to Drive Hypergrowth

Provides The Flexibility and Agility That Businesses Demand From IT

Hong Kong – June 7, 2017 – Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) defines the next generation of hyperconvergence to cater the emerging business need for Hong Kong businesses. The new all-in-one hyperconverged appliance is a cloud-ready, automated and a highly secured solution for enterprises which provide high flexibility, agility and scalability. Built on proven Hitachi technology, Hitachi’s next-generation of hyperconverged systems accelerate innovation, improve efficiency and maximize returns on existing products.

Over 30% of data center storage to be deployed in hyperconverged infrastructure in 2019, according to Gartner Magic Quadrant of Integrated Systems. Modern IT departments are looking to usher digital transformation with reliable infrastructure that can deliver cloud-like agility, with improved efficiency and simplified manageability. However, customers are wary of introducing new silos that limit future business flexibility.

“Our hyperconverged system provides a multi-cloud management portal, enabling selfservice on VM provisioning request, which accelerate IT and operation efficiency,” said Douglas Lo, lead Technical Consultant, Hong Kong & Macau, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS). “It also simplifies business continuity and DR operations that improves business resiliency. Its all-in-one design enables business to drive change through IT modernization to stay ahead of competition.

Integrated Backup and Disaster Recovery To Cloud
The new all-in-one hyperconverged system provides linear scaling with predictable performance. Linear scale-out offers investment predictability, without requiring massive upfront expenditure. Organization can start with a single appliance with 8TB backup storage as well as backup to cloud and grow as needed. For businesses that require the enterprise agility and availability to handle unplanned outages, disaster recovery (DR) is the most vital for IT operations. Hitachi’s new all-in-one hyperconverged system simplifies business continuity and DR operations with an integrated and efficient cloud platform, all data will be replicated to the cloud and backup as cool standby DR at Hitachi Cloud Services Connection and restore in cloud as production that improves business resiliency while reducing costs with pay as DR activation and risk of data loss.

Self-Service With Life Cycle Management
The appliance comes with a multi-cloud management portal. It provides self-service on VM provisioning request, establishing approval chain and VM backup and restore in one single interface which reduces the IT effort required to manage a VM in its entire lifecycle.

“The next generation of hyperconvergence should also provide cloud automation on application provisioning and available to any scale of application deployment. With the integration with DevOps, application development life cycle is automated which minimize error particular on complex deployment and enhance productivity of developer, accelerate application life cycle and remain the stability for time-to-market. That’s what HDS could bring all-in-one to Hong Kong businesses” said Douglas.

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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