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Mainframe Storage

For more than 40 years, Hitachi has invested in the mainframe platform helping enterprise customers get the most out of their data whether it's in the cloud, data center or edge.

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Ranked #1 and #2

Our products are so reliable and trusted, they are ranked #1 or #2 in all Gartner storage product rankings and are trusted by more than 85% of the top Fortune 100 companies around the world.

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100% Data Availability 

We have the industry's first, best and most trusted 100% Data Availability Guarantee.

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2X Better System Performance

2X system performance- 33 million IOPS (input/output operations per second), almost double the performance of competitors

Powerful data platform for your mainframe workloads

Gartner MQ leader for overall performance
Named leader in reliability, performance last four years in Gartner Magic Quadrant Report 
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Protect your business-critical mainframe data with a physical air gap, without any impact to host access and input.
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“With the Hitachi Vantara storage solution, we can support continued growth without compromising our customer-first philosophy.”

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CEO, DenizBank

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Specifications

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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5200
Performance (IOPS) 5.1M
Performance (Latency) as low as 60µ
Performance (Bandwidth) 52GB/s
MAX. Raw Internal Capacity 23.1PB (30TB SSD)
MAX. Raw External Capacity 287PB
Data Availability 100% Guaranteed
Data Reduction Compression Accelerator Module
Effective Capacity 4:1
Data-at-Rest Encryption for NVMe and SAS YES
MAX. Number of Drives, Including Spares

33 NVMe SCM

96 NVMe

768 SFF SSD

Drive Pack Upgrades (Sold in Packages of 4 drives)

375GB NVMe SCM

30TB NVMe SSD

15TB NVMe SSD 

7.6TB NVMe SSD

3.8TB NVMe SSD

1.9TB NVMe SSD

30TB SAS SSD

15TB SAS SSD

7.6TB SAS SSD

3.8TB SAS SSD

1.9TB SAS SSD

Max. Flash Media Trays (Sold in Packages of 4)

4x NVMe SSD

32x SAS SSD

Max. HDD Media Trays (Sold in Packages of 8) N/A
No. Controller Blocks 1
Nodes Per System 2
No. Controllers Per System 2
Hitachi Accelerated Fabric 2x Node Interconnect Switch
Controller Interconnectivity

4x 

Fabric Acceleration Modules

Node Dimensions

Height

Width

Depth

4U, 6.9" (174mm)

17.6" (446mm)

30.1" (763mm)

Max. Weight per Block 343 lbs. (155kg)
Host Interface Types

FC-NVMe: 32Gb/s

FC: 16Gb/s

FC: 32Gb/s

IBM® FICON®: 16Gb/s, 32Gb/s

iSCSI: 10Gb/s 

MAX HOST Port Count

32 x FC-NVMe

32 x FC

32 x FICON

16 x iSCSI 

Max Fibre Bandwidth to Host 102.4GB/s 
Back-end Disk Interface and Links 32 x SAS or NVMe
Max. Cache 1TiB 
RAID supported

RAID-1* (2D+2D/4D+4D)

RAID-5 (3D+1P/7D+1P)

RAID-6 (6D+2P/14D+2P) 

MAX. LUN Size 256TB 
MAX. Number of LUNS 65,280 
MAX. Number of Snapshots

1,024 per LUN;

1,048,575 per system 

MAX. Number of Hosts per Fibre Channel Port 255
VALUE ADDED FEATURES

Storage Virtualization

In System Replication

Copy Management

Infrastructure Analytics

Non-disruptive Migration

100% Data Availability Guarantee

Total Efficiency Guarantee 

Modern Storage Assurance

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5200H
Performance (IOPS) 5.1M
Performance (Latency) as low as 60µ 
Performance (Bandwidth) 52GB/s
MAX. Raw Internal Capacity 23.1PB (30TB SSD)
MAX. Raw External Capacity 287PB
Data Availability 100% Guaranteed
Data Reduction Compression Accelerator Module
Effective Capacity 4:1
Data-at-Rest Encryption for NVMe and SAS YES
MAX. Number of Drives, Including Spares

33 NVMe SCM

96 NVMe

768 SFF SSD/HDD

384 LFF HDD

Drive Pack Upgrades (Sold in Packages of 4 drives)

375GB NVMe SCM

30TB NVMe SSD

15TB NVMe SSD 

7.6TB NVMe SSD

3.8TB NVMe SSD

1.9TB NVMe SSD

30TB SAS SSD

15TB SAS SSD

7.6TB SAS SSD

3.8TB SAS SSD

1.9TB SAS SSD

2.4TB 10K SAS HDD

14TB 7.2K SAS HDD

18TB 7.2K SAS HDD

Max. Flash Media Trays (Sold in Packages of 4)

4x NVMe SSD

32x SAS SSD

Max. HDD Media Trays (Sold in Packages of 8)

32x 10K SAS HDD

32x 7.2K SAS HDD

No. Controller Blocks 1
Nodes Per System 2
No. Controllers Per System 2
Hitachi Accelerated Fabric 2x Node Interconnect Switch
Controller Interconnectivity

4x 

Fabric Acceleration Modules

Node Dimensions

Height

Width

Depth

4U, 6.9" (174mm)

17.6" (446mm)

30.1" (763mm)

Max. Weight per Block 343 lbs. (155kg)
Host Interface Types

FC-NVMe: 32Gb/s

FC: 16Gb/s

FC: 32Gb/s

IBM® FICON®: 16Gb/s, 32Gb/s

iSCSI: 10Gb/s 

MAX HOST Port Count

32 x FC-NVMe

32 x FC

32 x FICON

16 x iSCSI 

Max Fibre Bandwidth to Host 102.4GB/s 
Back-end Disk Interface and Links 32 x SAS or NVMe
Max. Cache 1TiB 
RAID supported

RAID-1* (2D+2D/4D+4D)

RAID-5 (3D+1P/7D+1P)

RAID-6 (6D+2P/14D+2P) 

MAX. LUN Size 256TB 
MAX. Number of LUNS 65,280
MAX. Number of Snapshots

1,024 per LUN;

1,048,575 per system 

MAX. Number of Hosts per Fibre Channel Port 255
VALUE ADDED FEATURES

Storage Virtualization

In System Replication

Copy Management

Infrastructure Analytics

Non-disruptive Migration

100% Data Availability Guarantee

Total Efficiency Guarantee 

Modern Storage Assurance

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5600
Performance (IOPS) 33M
Performance (Latency) as low as 39µs
Performance (Bandwidth) 312GB/s
MAX. Raw Internal Capacity 69.3PB (30TB SSD)
MAX. Raw External Capacity 287PB
Data Availability 100% Guaranteed
Data Reduction Compression Accelerator Module
Effective Capacity 4:1
Data-at-Rest Encryption for NVMe and SAS YES
MAX. Number of Drives, Including Spares

99 NVMe SCM

288 NVMe

2,304 SFF SSD

Drive Pack Upgrades (Sold in Packages of 4 drives)

375GB NVMe SCM

30TB NVMe SSD

15TB NVMe SSD 

7.6TB NVMe SSD

3.8TB NVMe SSD

1.9TB NVMe SSD

30TB SAS SSD

15TB SAS SSD

7.6TB SAS SSD

3.8TB SAS SSD

1.9TB SAS SSD

Max. Flash Media Trays (Sold in Packages of 4)

12x NVMe SSD

96x SAS SSD

Max. HDD Media Trays (Sold in Packages of 8) N/A
No. Controller Blocks 1,2 or 3
Nodes Per System 2,4,6
No. Controllers Per System 4,8,12
Hitachi Accelerated Fabric 2x Node Interconnect Switch
Controller Interconnectivity

8,16,24x 

Fabric Acceleration Modules

Node Dimensions

Height

Width

Depth

4U, 6.9" (174mm)

17.6" (446mm)

30.1" (763mm)

Max. Weight per Block 397 lbs. (180kg)
Host Interface Types

FC-NVMe: 32Gb/s

FC: 16Gb/s

FC: 32Gb/s

IBM® FICON®: 16Gb/s, 32Gb/s

iSCSI: 10Gb/s 

MAX HOST Port Count

192 x FC-NVMe

192 x FC

192 x FICON

96 x iSCSI

Max Fibre Bandwidth to Host 614.4GB/s
Back-end Disk Interface and Links 192 x SAS and NVMe
Max. Cache

2TiB: 1x Controller Block

4TiB: 2x Controller Block

6TiB: 3x Controller Block 

RAID supported

RAID-1* (2D+2D/4D+4D)

RAID-5 (3D+1P/7D+1P)

RAID-6 (6D+2P/14D+2P) 

MAX. LUN Size 256TB 
MAX. Number of LUNS 65280
MAX. Number of Snapshots

1,024 per LUN;

1,048,575 per system 

MAX. Number of Hosts per Fibre Channel Port 255
VALUE ADDED FEATURES

Storage Virtualization

In System Replication

Copy Management

Infrastructure Analytics

Non-disruptive Migration

100% Data Availability Guarantee

Total Efficiency Guarantee 

Modern Storage Assurance

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5600H
Performance (IOPS) 33M
Performance (Latency) as low as 39µs
Performance (Bandwidth) 312GB/s
MAX. Raw Internal Capacity 69.3PB (30TB SSD)
MAX. Raw External Capacity 287PB
Data Availability 100% Guaranteed
Data Reduction Compression Accelerator Module
Effective Capacity 4:1
Data-at-Rest Encryption for NVMe and SAS YES
MAX. Number of Drives, Including Spares

99 NVMe SCM

288 NVMe

2,304 SFF SSD/HDD

1,152 LFF HDD

Drive Pack Upgrades (Sold in Packages of 4 drives)

375GB NVMe SCM

30TB NVMe SSD

15TB NVMe SSD 

7.6TB NVMe SSD

3.8TB NVMe SSD

1.9TB NVMe SSD

30TB SAS SSD

15TB SAS SSD

7.6TB SAS SSD

3.8TB SAS SSD

1.9TB SAS SSD

2.4TB 10K SAS HDD

14TB 7.2K SAS HDD

18TB 7.2K SAS HDD

Max. Flash Media Trays (Sold in Packages of 4)

12x NVMe SSD

96x SAS SSD

Max. HDD Media Trays (Sold in Packages of 8)

96x 10K SAS HDD

96x 7.2K SAS HDD

No. Controller Blocks 1,2 or 3
Nodes Per System 2,4,6
No. Controllers Per System 4,8,12
Hitachi Accelerated Fabric 2x Node Interconnect Switch
Controller Interconnectivity

8,16,24x 

Fabric Acceleration Modules

Node Dimensions

Height

Width

Depth

4U, 6.9" (174mm)

17.6" (446mm)

30.1" (763mm)

Max. Weight per Block 398 lbs. (180kg)
Host Interface Types

FC-NVMe: 32Gb/s

FC: 16Gb/s

FC: 32Gb/s

IBM® FICON®: 16Gb/s, 32Gb/s

iSCSI: 10Gb/s 

MAX HOST Port Count

192 x FC-NVMe

192 x FC

192 x FICON

96 x iSCSI

Max Fibre Bandwidth to Host 614.4GB/s
Back-end Disk Interface and Links 192 x SAS and NVMe
Max. Cache

2TiB: 1x Controller Block

4TiB: 2x Controller Block

6TiB: 3x Controller Block 

RAID supported

RAID-1* (2D+2D/4D+4D)

RAID-5 (3D+1P/7D+1P)

RAID-6 (6D+2P/14D+2P) 

MAX. LUN Size 256TB 
MAX. Number of LUNS 65280
MAX. Number of Snapshots

1,024 per LUN;

1,048,575 per system 

MAX. Number of Hosts per Fibre Channel Port 255
VALUE ADDED FEATURES

Storage Virtualization

In System Replication

Copy Management

Infrastructure Analytics

Non-disruptive Migration

100% Data Availability Guarantee

Total Efficiency Guarantee 

Modern Storage Assurance

*RAID 1 selection mirrors blocks across two drives and then creates a striped set across multiple drive pairs. This is commonly referred to as RAID 1+0.

1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes

1TiB = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes

SFF = small form factor, LFF = large form factor

SCM = storage class memory, SAS = serial attached SCSI, NVMe = non-volatile memory express, SSD = solid state drive, FMD = flash module drive, HDD = hard disk drive, FC = Fibre Channel, iSCSI = internet small computer systems interface

*certain terms and conditions may apply

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