Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. unveiled new milestones to help organizations extract meaningful insights from information that will lead to innovation and inspire global action. Today’s advancements in flash technology, advanced x86 servers and support for OpenStack are the next step in the overarching mission of the Hitachi and HDS Global Office of Technology and Planning (Global OTP) to leverage the unique engineering and R&D talents of both organizations to deliver proven solutions that address customer challenges.
“The new initiatives we are unveiling today further demonstrate our commitment to fostering a rich entrepreneurial spirit that produces innovative solutions for our customers,” said Akinobu Shimada, general manager, IT Platform Business Strategy & Planning Operation, IT Platform Division Group, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Hitachi. “We are excited to bring these innovative flash storage and server technologies to market, and to deliver on our shared goal to elevate the engineering power of these high-performing teams.”
Key deliverables announced today include significant new flash storage developments that build on the unique HDS flash strategy, an extension of the HDS server and converged solutions offerings, and the company’s election to Gold Membership of the OpenStack Foundation.
Ushering in a New Era of Flash Storage
As part of a multi-phased strategy first announced in August 2012, to incorporate innovative and patented Hitachi flash technology across the HDS storage portfolio, the companies are unveiling developments that extend their leadership in the flash storage space. These advancements will ease flash deployment, improve return on flash investments, and lower operating expenses compared to alternative solutions or single-purpose flash storage products. They include:
Expansion of unique Hitachi Accelerated Flash storage options:
Continued flash storage performance leadership:
The Global OTP will continue to expand on this roadmap and Hitachi leadership in the flash storage market, which already includes over 60 patents granted or pending for Hitachi flash devices and software modifications. Further, the Global OTP will foster expansion of HDS and Hitachi research and development activity in flash storage and management. HDS and Hitachi will introduce significant advancements in flash management, protection and tiering, which will span compute and storage environments.
“Our customers are looking to OpenStack as a way to drive flexibility and choice in their on-premise, private cloud infrastructures,” said Manju Ramanathpura CTO of Intelligent Platforms, Office of Technology & Planning at Hitachi Data Systems. “We have a long history of being active members of the Open Source community. Our extended commitment to the OpenStack Foundation is strategic to our vision for open innovation, which delivers the flexible and integrated private cloud environments that today’s enterprise customers and service providers require.”