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February 22, 2017

Hitachi Data Systems All-Flash Virtual Storage Platform Named In’s Product Of The Year Awards

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F800 Takes Bronze in All-flash Storage System Category

Santa Clara – February 22, 2017 — Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi LTD. (TSE:6501), has been recognized by TechTarget's Storage Media Group as a winner of the 2016 Products of the Year Awards in the All-flash Storage System Category for its Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F800 array. The VSP F800 stood against 6 other finalists including products from flash-only vendors, as well as vendors that offer all-flash versions of hybrid arrays. The identifying criteria of winners in the All-flash Storage System category included levels of innovation and performance, as well as the ease of integration into existing environments. Additionally, functionality, value, and ease of manageability were compared to identify the top three all-flash systems of 2016.

Eligible products in the All-flash Storage Systems category included systems that can only be purchased as a flash system, with no hard disk drives. The category includes systems for Fibre Channel and iSCSI SAN, NAS, multi-protocol systems, converged and hyper-converged infrastructure products, direct-attached storage (DAS), solid-state storage drives (SSDs), disk controllers, flash-based caching appliances, storage virtualization appliances and cloud-integrated flash storage. While many AFAs on the market are built to support a single application, the VSP F800 is designed to support multiple applications and deliver superior uptime and performance.

The VSP F800 is built on the flash-aware storage operating system, SVOS, which provides capacity reduction efficiencies, quality of service (QoS) controls, best-in-class cloud tiering and integration with a broad range of data center applications. This enables the VSP F800 to consolidate many application workloads on to a single system for maximum IT efficiency and cost savings. All VSP F series are built on Hitachi's intelligent flash modules (FMDs) instead of SSDs. The FMDs perform more consistently than SSDs and reduce controller overhead by shouldering flash related tasks. By delivering up to 1.4 million IOPS, customers can run applications that require the highest transaction rates which will be completed at the much faster response times than traditional, SSD-based AFAs that must perform data reduction on the array controller. The data reduction features in SVOS scales VSP F800 to a significant 1.4PB of effective capacity. Other products in the VSP F Series include the VSP F400, F600 and F1500 all-flash arrays.

Hitachi Data Systems offers a deep expertise in delivering world-class product support, non-disruptive data migration services, and fault-tolerant solutions. The future demands flash technology to meet increasing workloads, and the VSP portfolio and related offerings are here to meet those needs.

"Hitachi VSP F800 is based on strength of HDS' proven hardened array," noted a Storage Magazine Judge, "The manufacturer's $69,860 list makes VSP F800 a good value at the price."

Features of Hitachi VSP F800 also include:

  • Data Eradication Services: Certifies all user data is removed from the media including data that resides in over-provisioning space
  • Unified Block and File Protocol Support: Consolidates high performance storage and reduce datacenter footprint
  • Complete integration with all VMware® applications
  • Best-in-class business continuity to prevent outages with synchronous and asynchronous replication, providing zero recovery point objective (RPO) and near-zero recovery time objectives (RTO) capabilities
  • Linked snapshots enabling thousands of copies of data sets to be created with near-zero capacity needed, allowing DevOps to quickly design and test new business models
  • Status dashboard providing a visual, at-a-glance summary of storage system capacity

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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 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

Emily Meyer
Hitachi Data Systems

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