Hitachi Vantara has introduced the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, a new storage platform for midsize enterprise customers. This virtual storage platform by Hitachi Vantara has high performance and low latency supercharge business applications and industry-leading data de-duplication that guarantees storage cost reductions.
Hitachi Ops Center’s powerful artificial intelligence-driven management software can also dramatically simplify storage provisioning for AI, machine learning and containerised applications. The storage platform with Hitachi Ops Center provides an NVMe all-flash option for Hitachi Vantara’s family of solutions for midsize enterprises, adding to a broad portfolio of robust infrastructure solutions that feature best-in-class performance and include Hitachi’s signature 100% data availability guarantee for businesses of all sizes.
The company also unveiled EverFlex, which is a program that provides simple, elastic and comprehensive acquisition choices for the virtual storage platform and the entire Hitachi Vantara portfolio. EverFlex adds consumption-based pricing models that range from basic utility pricing to custom outcome-based services, to Storage-as-a-Service. It will align IT spend with business use for midsize enterprises, enabling effective ways to lower cost, avoid wasting capacity and eliminate disruption.
With data volumes forecast to rise to 23% and data storage budgets growing only 10% on average, midsize enterprises urgently need solutions to reduce storage costs. The new Hitachi virtual storage platform with Hitachi Ops Center delivers industry-leading 4:1 data de-duplication – twice that of Hitachi’s closest competitor – guaranteeing to free up 75% of storage capacity.
“With its virtual storage platform system, Hitachi is upping the ante in midrange storage. The platform is an all-NVMe system that is both storage-class memory and NVMe-over-fabric (NVMEoF) ready, which can scale to nearly 6 million IOPS and well over 16 petabytes of effective capacity and provides a ‘no questions asked’ 4:1 data reduction guarantee based on just compression and deduplication, and is backed by Hitachi’s 100% data availability guarantee,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Enterprise Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC.
He further said, “Midrange enterprises that need room to grow for their mission-critical workloads should look at the compelling value proposition offered by the Hitachi VSP E990.”
According to a report, 43% of storage buyers feel unprepared to support increased future demands. Hitachi Vantara VSP E990 combined with Ops Center, directly addresses this challenge. Ops Center’s AI-enhanced management streamlines storage delivery by up to 90% for demanding applications. It also reduces manual storage provisioning tasks by up to 70% and delivers root cause issue analysis four times faster to accelerate troubleshooting.
Further explaining, Brian Householder, president, Digital Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara said, “Hitachi Vantara has led the industry for decades with proven, reliable data solutions that are time-tested for performance, availability and scalability and backed by our pioneering 100% data availability guarantee.”
He further said, “Our new VSP E990 with Hitachi Ops Center completes our portfolio for midsize enterprises, putting AIOps to work harder for our customers so they can work smarter for theirs.”
Hitachi Vantara’s virtual storage platform also addresses the data infrastructure reliability challenges that many enterprises continue to face. Reports state that one-third of enterprises still suffer outages or significant performance degradation as a result of storage reliability issues. VSP E990 delivers Hitachi Vantara’s long-standing leadership in reliability to midsize enterprises at a price point they can afford.
‘’We are focused on delivering intelligent digital infrastructure. Hitachi Vantara is known to be the gold standard in data storage solutions. With our rich legacy and experience working with 80 of the Fortune 100, we are well-positioned to provide the same experience to mid-sized enterprises. SMB and mid-sized enterprises are the next big wave and opportunity in India, where the price to performance plays a critical role,” said Hemant Tiwari – Vice President & Managing Director, Hitachi Vantara, India & SAARC.
“With the launch of the all-new virtual storage platform, we can deliver the speed and resilience required to protect business continuity, flexibility and pay-per-usage, especially in these testing times. Hitachi VSP family offers industry’s first-ever 100% Data Availability Guarantee, and are confident that VSP E990 will be the new benchmark in midrange storage solutions,’’ concluded Tiwari.
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