New Capabilities of Hitachi Content Platform and Hitachi Data Ingestor Support Massive Scalability and Improve Operational Efficiencies
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — April 24, 2012 —Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501),today announced significant new enhancements to its award-winning object store, Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), and its bottomless, backup-free cloud on-ramp, Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI). These new enhancements reduce overall costs by enabling organizations to better manage unstructured data growth, ensure content security in shared storage environments and reduce the complexity and inefficiency in traditional, cloud computing and distributed IT environments.
“Organizations are looking for new, innovative approaches to deal with the expansive growth of unstructured content and extract the full value of their data,” said Miklos Sandorfi, chief strategist, Hitachi Data Systems. “Our content cloud approach allows organizations to store billions of data objects and use intelligence layers to index and search the data independently of the application that created it. The data is available across devices, anytime and anywhere. By deploying HCP and HDI, customers will cut costs in managing, storing and accessing data and build a foundation for the information cloud.”
About the new Hitachi Content Platform and Hitachi Data Ingestor
HCP and HDI provide high availability from the edge to the core and use advanced replication, automatic failover, erasure coding, nondisruptive hardware and software upgrades, and provide proactive monitoring and reporting of any system health or performance issues. This combination of capabilities lets administrators respond to issues before they threaten service level agreements (SLA). New HCP support for spin-down disk in Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) minimizes power and cooling costs for a total cost of ownership comparable to tape-based solutions. With thousands of tenants now able to share a single HCP and use it in many different ways, there are no infrastructure silos. With content consolidated in one HCP system, a new HCP metadata query tool searches system and custom metadata to look for trends and relationships.
Content can be distributed to HDI and “pinned” to the remote location, ensuring local access performance to a consistent set of data and reducing bandwidth consumption and costs. In addition, HDI offers high availability configurations to ensure continuous operation for service provider customers or remote and branch offices in distributed, private IT environments. Together, HCP and HDI help organizations and cloud service providers lower costs and complexities associated with storing large and rapidly growing volumes of unstructured data, while enabling fluid content with fast access and data life cycle management. New features and customer benefits include:
Improved Operational Efficiency to Lower Costs
Greater Scalability and Reliability
Robust Security and Control from Edge and Core
About Hitachi Content Platform and Hitachi Data Ingestor
Hitachi Content Platform is a virtualized object storage solution that enables simplified, intelligent and automated data management. It uses a new method that stores data as self-described objects, which allows advanced storage management and policies to be associated and managed at a very granular level, but with less overhead. With massive scale, multiple storage tiers, broad interoperability, secure multitenancy and configurable attributes for each tenant, customers can support a wide range of applications on a single cluster without creating silos. Working in conjunction with HDI, a bottomless, backup-free cloud on-ramp and file serving solution that sends data from the edge to the core infrastructure, HCP is the most scalable, reliable, efficient and easiest to use object store available in the market today.
The Hitachi Content Platform and Hitachi Data Ingestor enhancements are a new milestone in the Hitachi Data Systems 3-tiered strategy of infrastructure cloud, content cloud and information cloud. The strategy builds on existing IT investments to provide a single virtualization platform for all data. When content is untethered from the applications that created it, data is easier to find, share and repurpose, and is consequently more valuable. Working together, HCP and HDI provide application independence and intelligent lifecycle management capabilities that are key to achieving a content cloud that gives businesses control of their unstructured data with seamless access, search, retention, consolidation and archiving capabilities.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision that IT must be virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable, Hitachi Data Systems offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility. With more than 5,400 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems products, services and solutions are trusted by the world’s leading enterprises, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes that data drives our world – and information is the new currency. To learn more, visit: http://www.hds.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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