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HDS adds native NAS to virtual storage platform

April 26, 2016  

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Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. today announced new upgrades and additions to its Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G series portfolio, which it said is designed to reduce the ongoing costs of “traditional environments and exploit and monetize data, which is too often trapped in silos of technology.”

Digital transformation, it added in a release, has put data at the center of business strategy and has made IT a key element of corporate success, but is also putting new pressures on IT to modernize processes, systems and skill sets.

To help break down data silos and modernize storage management, HDS has embedded NAS functionality, cloud optimization and enhanced VMware integration into VSP G400, VSP G600 and VSP G800 storage platforms in order to “simplify and accelerate data centre modernization efforts.

“Customers continue to re-assess their IT strategies to find ways to optimize and reduce the ongoing costs of traditional storage and cloud services, but they are in need of flexible solutions that can address disparate environments such as virtualization, remote and core data centres and dynamic cloud strategies, to meet infrastructure requirements for a variety of applications.

According to HDS, the modules help to reduce capital expenditures by providing a single, SAN and NAS storage platform for all workloads in a compact form factor. Operating costs also decline, as VSP G series systems require less power, cooling and space in the data centre, it said.

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