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Hitachi Vantara Launches Cloud Enabled Data Recovery Solution; Elevates IT With Always-on Data Availability

October 17, 2017

Hitachi Data Instance Director v6 Helps Deliver Recovery and DR As-A-Service While Eliminating Backup Window, and Enabling Near-Instant Data Recovery Across Critical Application Environments

Santa Clara, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2017) — Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), introduced today the latest version of its specialized data recovery platform, Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) v6, which significantly modernizes IT environments and how data is protected. This newest version improves data availability – a requirement for transforming an organization into a modern digital enterprise – by supporting always-on service objectives.

Now generally available, HDID v6 unites operational recovery, business continuity, disaster recovery and copy-data management capabilities with business-critical application environments. This release addresses the needs of customers, partners and global system integrators requiring a cloud-enabled data recovery solution. It provides a comprehensive application-programming interface, multitenancy and granular role-based access controls coupled with a highly scalable, whiteboard-style policy engine.

Customers and cloud providers alike can benefit from outcomes by:

  • Aligning user access capabilities to the business' organizational structure and responsibilities through granular role-based access controls.
  • Delivering recovery and DR as a service for private cloud through a functional, rich REST API.
  • Simplifying complex business continuity policies through a whiteboard-based, highly scalable user interface.
  • Protecting from ransomware through automation of storage-assisted volume-locking functionality to enable fast, full recovery.

"HDID is a critical function in our production environments; without it, Talisys would turn our 15-minute process into 10 hours of work. With the use of HDID v6, we are now able to scale out the product to more departments based on its greatly improved security and role-based access. We have found with the HDID v6 improvements in application aware controls, we can now simplify our current process even further," said Chadd Warwick, systems architect, Talisys.

HDID v6 reduces risk and administration costs while significantly improving data availability.

"Traditional approaches to data protection cannot protect critical data fast enough or frequently enough. They also can't recover from multiple failure scenarios quickly enough to meet today's data availability requirements," said Iri Trashanski, senior vice president, market development and product management, Hitachi Vantara. "Our goal at Hitachi Vantara is to help customers achieve tangible outcomes that positively drive business forward. HDID does just that. It delivers fast and frequent protection with virtually no impact on production applications as well as near-instant local and remote recovery."

With data breaches and cybercrime continuing to escalate, protecting organizations' most vital asset – consumer and other data – has become the number one concern for many CEOs and senior leadership.

"Given today's growing cybersecurity concerns, organizations grasp that they must modernize the way their data is protected," added Trashanski.

"When you modernize production, you must also modernize protection. Nowhere is that more important than in support of IT modernization and digital transformation initiatives, where backup, BC/DR, and assured availability of IT systems is paramount," added Jason Buffington, principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.

HDID v6 provides the core capabilities for Cloud providers to supply modern data protection services to their customers, enhancing their competitiveness and profitability. For more information, visit:

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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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