Hitachi Data Instance Director

Say Goodbye to Complex Copy Data Management

A single, unified modern data protection platform meets operational recovery, business continuity, disaster recovery and data repurposing challenges.

Today’s Service Levels Require Modern Data Protection


  • Map copy data management processes to business priorities with a unique workflow-based policy engine presented in an easy-to-use interface
  • Automate Hitachi storage-assisted snapshot, clone and replication technologies to dramatically increase uptime and decrease risk
  • Scale seamlessly to protect and manage hundreds of terabytes of data as your business grows
  • Data Protection and Recovery for Rapid Data Growth

    Discover how unified recovery management can help you manage growth.

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Hitachi Data Instance Director is replacing software we’ve used for more than a dozen years to protect our most critical Oracle and SQL databases.
– CIO, large US healthcare organization

One Platform to Meet Your Data Recovery Challenges


  • Eliminate backup windows and accelerate recovery with a broad range of tightly integrated capabilities in Data Instance Director (HDID)
  • Reduce copy data – or data instances – with a simple, easy-to-use policy management and workflow solution
  • Meet stringent service-level goals, such as backup window, recovery point objective (RPO), recovery time objective (RTO) and retention, while reducing costs
  • Automate and Simplify Copy Data Management

    All data protection technologies under a single, integrated and easy-to-use platform.

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Eliminate Your Backup Window

Backup Critical Files and Databases Without Affecting Performance

Eliminate Multi-Hour Backups

Instantly back up critical applications without impacting performance or availability.

Perform Backups as Often as You Need

Application-consistent snapshot and clone operations don’t impact performance, so you can back up more often.

Restore in Minutes, Not Hours or Days

Restore applications from a snapshot, clone or offsite replica, in a single step.


Reduce Operational and Capital Costs With Automated Copy Data Management

Cut Your Administration Costs in Half

Use a single, fully integrated data management platform for all your data protection, retention and recovery needs.

Simpler Interface Means Easier Management With Less Training

Whiteboard-like interface makes it easy to manage policies and workflows for data protection, retention and recovery.


Lower Administration Costs as You Simplify Complexity

Consolidate Data Protection and Storage

Combine continuous data protection, backup and archiving with storage-based snapshots, clones and remote replication.

Protect Your Critical Applications

Create application-aware snapshots and clones of Oracle databases, Microsoft® Exchange and SQL Server® systems, and more.

Use the Best Technology for Your Needs

Apply local and remote replication, continuous data protection, live or batch backup and archiving, using one interface.

Modern Data Protection and Management

Achieve operational and disaster recovery and long-term retention, in one place.


Offer Your Customers Modern Data Protection Services

Easily Integrate Cloud Service Portals

Full RESTful API performs all actions that are available in the native user interface.

Total Control Over Access Security

Use preset templates for common user personas, or select from dozens of allowable actions to create custom profiles.

Enterprise-Grade Scalability

HDID supports hundreds of thousands of users, source applications and storage systems, and repository nodes.


Three-Data-Center Storage Strategy
See how you can make data assets more accessible while reducing the impact of data copy operations on production systems.
Data Protection: Downtime is Money
Learn smarter approaches to data protection and recovery in this explanatory white paper.


Demonstration of Hitachi Data Instance Director
This video shows how to easily set up data protection policies and workflows in HDID.
Hitachi Data Instance Director
See how HDID can modernize, simplify and unify operational recovery, disaster recovery and long-term retention.


How Will You Protect Your Data?
Learn how to implement modern data protection and recovery for hyperconverged infrastructures in a VMware environment.
Protect Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014
In this best-practices guide, learn what it takes to protect Microsoft SQL Server 2014 with Hitachi Data Instance Director.

Hitachi Data Instance Director

Infrastructure Requirements
Master Node
Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Repository Node
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Source Node
As per operating
system specification
Host-Based Hypervisors
Microsoft Hyper-V®
Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
ESX vSphere 5.0
ESX vSphere 5.1
ESX vSphere 5.5
ESX vSphere 6.0
Batch Backup
Real-Time Backup
(Microsoft Hyper-V only)
Continuous Data Protection
(Hyper-V only)
Application Consistency
Changed Block Tracking
Host-Based Operating System and Application
Batch Backup
Microsoft Windows® File Systems
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft SQL Server®
Linux File Systems
IBM® AIX® File Systems
Oracle Solaris File Systems
Real-Time Consistent Backup
Microsoft Windows File Systems
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft SQL Server
Continuous Data Protection (CDP)
Microsoft Windows File Systems
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft SQL Server
Storage-Based Hypervisors
vSphere 5.5
vSphere 6.0
Supported Storage
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), VSP G series, VSP F series, VSP NAS module
Hitachi NAS Platform
Hitachi Unified Storage VM
Local Backup (Snapshot): Block and File
Local Restore and Mount: Block and File
Storage-Based Operating System and Application
Microsoft Applications
(On Windows Server 2008 and 2012)
Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft SQL Server®
Oracle 11g
Oracle 12c
(block only)
Replication Management
Global Active Device
Hitachi TrueCopy
Hitachi Universal Replicator
Hitachi Thin Image
Hitachi ShadowImage


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Hitachi In-System Replication Bundle

Storage-assisted in-system snapshots and clones provide instantaneous copies of critical data.

Remote Replication

Achieve business continuity and disaster recovery by deploying combinations of synchronous and asynchronous replication.

Hitachi Virtual Infrastructure Integrator

Modern data protection for VMware vSphere environments.

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