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Press Release

January 30, 2018

Hitachi Content Platform Scores in Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities for Object Storage

Santa Clara, Calif. – January 30, 2018 – Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) has been scored in the Gartner 2018 Critical Capabilities for Object Storage, published January 25, 2018.

Object storage is in high demand to bridge the gap between traditional storage and emerging cloud technologies to obtain the most value from enterprise data, no matter where it resides. Because object storage uses an integrated approach to manage data through object storage systems, it fuels interest and investment from infrastructure and operations leaders, and enterprise developers.

In the report, Gartner analysts, Raj Bala, John McArthur and Garth Landers, wrote about their evaluation of thirteen object storage products based on eight critical capabilities: capacity, interoperability, manageability, performance, resilience, security and multitenancy, storage efficiency, and pricing. The analysts also wrote about their evaluation of the object storage products based on five use cases: analytics, archiving, backup, content distribution, and cloud storage.

Compared to the previous iteration of the report, the scores for Hitachi Content Platform have improved in all five use-cases.*

Hitachi believes it has advanced with the following:

  • Hitachi Content Platform excels at providing a smart cloud object storage solution ecosystem that delivers unique private, hybrid or public cloud storage services. This includes being able to support mixed workloads, faster reaction times, and flexibility to store and move data across multiple public cloud services. It does all of this and reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) and increases the effective capacity of storage.
  • Handling big data applications can be time consuming, but HCP offers an integrated search and analytics solution to uncover new opportunities and insights data analysis. Analytics help organizations take advantage of the value of their data, surface new insights and accelerate results. As a result, productivity and performance increase.
  • HCP features certain performance boosters, such as enhanced multipart file transfers for faster uploads of large files, easier resolution of content sharing conflicts, and universal file migration improvements. Enhanced performance is crucial for influential object storage services in order to react more quickly in order to change and to optimize costs.
  • With built-in capabilities, HCP helps to increase the effective capacity of storage by letting customers smoothly repurpose their existing primary storage, provide ease of use for downloading and uploading, and being able to monitor and control the increased growth of data.

“We believe HCP’s position in this year’s Gartner Critical Capabilities for Object Storage shows our strength and continued investment and innovation in our Hitachi Content Platform portfolio,” said Brad Surak, chief product and strategy officer, Hitachi Vantara. “Customers turn to us to gather, store, protect and analyze their data, so they can make faster, more informed decisions. We feel that it’s no surprise that our award-winning HCP portfolio is the go-to IT storage solution for thousands of enterprises worldwide.”

Hitachi Vantara announced major updates to Hitachi Content Platform last year in the 2017 Hitachi press release, "Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio Transforms Cloud Infrastructure," highlighting a 400% increase in usable storage per cluster, 67% more storage node capacity via 10TB drives, a 55% increase in objects per node, and simplified software licensing for customers to achieve over 5 time lower storage costs than public cloud, all leading to over 60% TCO savings compared to public cloud for enterprise use cases.

Source: Gartner, “Critical Capabilities for Object Storage,” Raj Bala, Garth Landers, John McArthur, 25 January 2018.*In the 2016 version of the report, Hitachi Content Platform from Hitachi Vantara was named as Hitachi Data Systems HCP.

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About Hitachi Content Platform
The Hitachi Content Platform portfolio allows organizations to advance their digital workplace experience in a way that incorporates existing content repositories, delivers new age file sharing, collaboration and end-user data protection capabilities, simplify searches and provides APIs to design new workflows and customize the user experience. At the core is object storage software that allows organizations to broker a holistic approach to the digital workplace spanning data within the enterprise and in the cloud. The HCP portfolio intelligently automates tasks related to compliance, protection, security, and management. This allows organizations to speed operations, retain visibility and control with faster, simpler methods to find, analyze and share.

About Hitachi Vantara
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers' experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at

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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 Social Innovation and 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, please visit

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