Hitachi Data Systems announces new converged and hyperconverged solutions for virtualisation, cloud environments
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform 2000 (UCP 2000) converged system and UCP HC V240, which is the first member of the new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC (UCP HC) line of hyper-converged solutions. Both systems are flexible, agile and scalable for enterprises on their digital transformation journey. Built on proven Hitachi technology, these solutions reduce cost and risk to data availability while alleviating complexity and accelerating time to value.
As digital transformation puts data at the center of business strategy, converged infrastructures become a more critical element of corporate success. They provide the fastest way to deploy infrastructure that supports virtualized environments, giving IT leaders the flexibility to manage costs, enhance service delivery, meet evolving business expectations and increase revenue. The Hitachi UCP family of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions span from the core of the data center to the edge of the network to meet any enterprise IT requirement.
The new Hitachi UCP 2000 simplifies and expedites deployment of private and hybrid clouds through the delivery of a pre-tested, pre-built converged infrastructure platform. With support for all-flash configurations, the UCP 2000 provides flexibility and scale with modular building blocks of compute, storage and networking that scale independently to run different application workloads.
Designed and tested to support multiple virtualization environments, including VMware as certified hardware in the VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node program, Microsoft® and OpenStack, UCP 2000 provides a flexible, low-risk path to converged infrastructure and is ideal for general-purpose applications, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), databases, and test and development environments. UCP 2000 is a value-based, entry-level system that is easy to deploy and manage, and features tight integration with VMware vRealize and VMware vSphere Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) along with Hitachi Data Systems data protection technologies.
Hitachi UCP HC V240 is an automated, versatile and policy-driven, hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. The system features virtual machine (VM) centric pools of capacity that are flexibly consumed based on VM-level policies that can be changed on demand. UCP HC V240 delivers high performance and scale without compromising simplicity and cost-effectiveness. The systems help customers build a foundation for business applications and next-generation solutions with a hyper-converged infrastructure based on Intel x86 hardware and Hitachi Data Systems value-added software. Hitachi UCP HC V240 is a hyper-converged infrastructure solution that is jointly certified as a VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node platform and is powered by VMware’s market-leading Hyper-Converged Software stack.
Designed for simplicity, UCP HC V240 is an all-in-one solution that accelerates time to value with rapid deployment that enables customers to go from power-on to virtual machine creation in minutes. UCP HC automates provisioning and orchestration, simplifies installation, management, patches and upgrades, and provides linear scale-out that grows in small increments to meet business needs.
“We are seeing increasing demand to provide integrated systems that are reliable, trusted, and certified cost-optimal, from core to edge across the enterprise,” said Thomas Trela, senior director, solutions and cloud, Hitachi Data Systems. “UCP HC V240 and UCP 2000 systems provide architectural options that can scale compute and storage resources while still offering simplified management for virtualization specialists.”
“The Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) is effectively, a managed, on-premises cloud-in-a-box providing single system order numbers (SKUs) for a wide range of configurations, with UCP for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Private Cloud, SQL Server, SAP HANA with both scale-up and scale-out versions, and for Oracle Database (RAC and single instance versions). The entire stack – Hitachi server, Hitachi storage, IP and SAN networks are pre-integrated by HDS. The network switches can be either Brocade or Cisco. HDS also offers VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and the SAP HANA platform licenses. All other application software is sourced by customers directly from the vendor or through their partners,” said Wee Kai Teck, Managing Director of Hitachi Data Systems Malaysia.
“We are excited to partner with Hitachi through the Virtual SAN Ready Node program to bring a broad range of hyper-converged infrastructure solutions to market. The combination of Hitachi’s hardware platforms and VMware Hyper-Converged Software offers radically simple, cost-effective path to digital transformation and helps customers meet ever-changing business needs,” said Fadi Azhari, director of product marketing, VMware.
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Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and social innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value – what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world’s data. Only Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.7 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.