|By Business Wire
|January 28, 2013 08:02 AM EST
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi,
Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that the company’s object storage
offering, Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), has received a 2013
Cloud Storage Excellence Award. HCP helps IT organizations and cloud
service providers efficiently store, protect, preserve, search and
retrieve unstructured content on a massive, yet cost-effective scale.
Some of the biggest challenges IT organizations face today are growth of
unstructured data, proliferation of applications and increasing
varieties of data types. This increases server and storage sprawl with
numerous infrastructure silos to support different workloads. To address
these challenges, Hitachi Content Platform, an advanced object storage
solution, eliminates storage silos by managing a single infrastructure.
That infrastructure supports geographically-dispersed workloads across a
wide range of data types, applications and users, each of which benefit
from the specific level of service it needs. Because data in HCP is
protected and available, the traditional process of backing up data to
tape is no longer necessary; compliance and legal requirements can be
more thoroughly met and IT staff can manage more data per administrator.
The unique features of HCP that lead to improved efficiency and
functionality include ease of management, backup-free operations,
compression, deduplication, spin-down disk support, and the ability to
divide the system into a number of virtual tenants, each of which can be
uniquely configured to serve a variety of workloads simultaneously.
“We are proud of the hard work and outstanding innovation that went into
Hitachi Content Platform,” said Miki Sandorfi, chief strategist, File,
Content and Cloud, Hitachi Data Systems. “This win represents the
growing success of the object storage market as a whole, our position as
a leader in the space, and our ability to satisfy the ever-increasing
demands of emerging cloud services and big data environments.”
Hitachi Content Platform sets itself apart from other cloud
infrastructure products by providing bottomless, backup-free file
services without the need for on-site IT professionals. HCP delivers a
comprehensive solution that includes the core cloud infrastructure and
edge devices to connect distributed locations to a centralized object
store. Cloud specific requirements, including multitenancy and
chargeback, are also supported by HCP through its virtual object storage
architecture and its ability to track relevant usage data.
Recognized not only for growth but the natural value in cloud-based
storage, the Cloud Storage Excellence Awards honor companies that have
introduced or improved cloud storage solutions. Today’s announcement
adds to the industry accolades earned by Hitachi Content Platform. Last
year, HCP was honored with a Visionary
Product Award in the Enabling Professional Storage Technology
category at the 2012 Storage Visions Conference. HCP received the award
for the benefits it brings to organizations, including simplified IT,
reduced costs and reduced risks.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies,
services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched
return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision
that IT must be virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable,
Hitachi Data Systems offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility.
With approximately 5,900 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does
business in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems
products, services and solutions are trusted by the world’s leading
enterprises, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and more
than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes
that data drives our world – and information is the new currency. To
learn more, visit: http://www.hds.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading
global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees
worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues
totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more
than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information
and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation
and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials
and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi,
please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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