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Hitachi to help customers enhance content-centric apps

Hitachi Data Systems has announced major updates to the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio, providing a path to digital transformation for enterprises while achieving “significant cost savings” over public cloud.

Peter Sjoberg, Hitachi Data Systems

With this release, HCP gains a 400 percent increase in usable storage per cluster, 67 percent more storage node capacity via 10TB drives, a 55 percent increase in objects per node and simplified software licensing so customers can achieve over 5x lower storage costs than public cloud, which leads to over 60 percent TCO savings than public cloud for enterprise use cases.

The integrated portfolio offers the capability to increase profitability and productivity through cloud economics, and by applying analytics to uncover new opportunities and insights. It also can reduce risk by enhancing security, availability and data protection.

“Once again, we’ve raised the bar for object storage with our uniquely integrated Hitachi Content Platform portfolio,” said Peter Sjoberg, CTO, Cloud and Mobility, Hitachi Data Systems. “HCP provides the ideal ecosystem to support customers’ existing content-centric applications and newer cloud use cases and workloads simultaneously. It also provides a central way for customers to securely incorporate hybrid cloud storage on their terms to react faster to change and to optimise costs.”

The HCP portfolio is a unique end-to-end solution that eliminates silos; promotes collaboration; enables governance and compliance; provides safeguards for sensitive data; automates management in private, hybrid and multicloud environments; and surfaces insights through sophisticated search and analytics. The HCP portfolio is equipped for software-defined object storage; file synchronisation and sharing and data protection capabilities. It also includes Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI), an elastic-scale cloud file gateway; and Hitachi Content Intelligence, where rapid insights emerge from data.

“The challenges surrounding unstructured data growth has triggered a renaissance in object storage; both on-premises and in the cloud,” said Steven Hill, senior storage analyst, 451 Research. “The key to next-generation data management lies in collecting the high-quality metadata needed to provide enhanced data visibility, automation and policy-based management regardless of where the data may physically reside. The economics of storage are evolving, and the smart move may be to start with an on-prem object storage framework that best matches company needs and is extensible to public cloud options; rather than the other way around.”

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