Hitachi Data Systems Introduces New, Enhanced Flash Storage Lineup

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has announced the launch of its expanded Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) lineup – designed to deliver performance, resiliency and workload scalability.

Powered by the next generation of Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) and backed by a 100% data availability guarantee, the all-flash HDS VSP F1500 – built on new high-density FMDs with raw capacities of up to 14TB – would deliver over 4.8M IOPS and up to 40PB of effective flash capacity. It scales to 576 FMDs, providing up to 2304 extra cores for handling data reduction.

hitachi solutionsDelivering 4.8M IOPS would imply a “20% improvement” over VSP G1000. VSP G1000 customers can upgrade to VSP G1500 via a data-in-place, non-disruptive migration. This would simplify the transition to the more powerful VSP G1500 platform and reinforce Hitachi Data Systems’ commitment to protecting customers’ investments.

In today’s digital economy, it is critical that customers receive information in real time and that businesses recognize maximum cost-efficiency from their operations. To meet these needs, the new SVOS 7 has been engineered with an improved flash-aware I/O stack and selectable data services:

  • Quality of Service (QoS) – Would enable predictable performance for a consistent user experience. Data reduction services can be dedicated to workloads for more predictable response times as data levels grow.
  • Adaptive data reduction – Would provide de-duplication and compression for 2:1, 5:1 or greater capacity savings. SVOS 7 can offload compression to Hitachi flash modules (FMDs) for a scalable data reduction.
  • Cloud tiering for all-flash VSP F series – Would transparently move files to private or public cloud storage, reducing data center footprint and enabling lower, more predictable storage costs.

In conjunction with the release of SVOS 7 and the enhanced VSP lineup, HDS is upgrading its management stack to simplify data management. New versions of Hitachi Storage Advisor, Automation Director and Infrastructure Analytics Advisor would enable customers to more easily implement new SVOS 7 functions and reduce IT operational costs and complexity.