Hitachi Data Systems’ Software-defined Storage Added to Verizon Cloud

enterprise-cloud-hostingVerizon Enterprise Solutions and Hitachi Data Systems have announced an agreement to develop a software-defined storage solution based on Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) and Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere (HCP Anywhere) for Verizon’s recently launched cloud hosting infrastructure, Verizon Cloud.

Verizon is focused on developing an ecosystem of enterprise technologies built to run on Verizon Cloud, the company’s new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and object-based storage offering. HCP and HCP Anywhere are the latest enterprise-class technologies to be added to the Verizon Cloud, offering tools that enterprises can use to move their businesses forward as cloud-based services.

HCP and HCP Anywhere

HCP is a multipurpose distributed object storage system designed to support large-scale repositories of unstructured data. The storage solution enables IT organizations and cloud hosting services providers to store, protect, preserve and retrieve unstructured data with a single storage platform. It supports multiple levels of service and would easily evolve with technology and scale changes.

With a vast array of data protection and content preservation technologies, the system would be able to significantly reduce or even eliminate tape-based self-backups or backups of data at remote sites or on mobile devices connected to the platform.

Hitachi Data Systems’ HCP Anywhere solution solves the problems of complexity, security, and data migration for the enterprise. The storage solution is built with today’s mobile users in mind, so that employees, partners and customers can connect with their content from any device or location. HCP Anywhere would offer enterprises a secure, easy-to-use file synchronization and sharing tool.

Verizon’s new cloud hosting infrastructure, Verizon Cloud, was introduced in early October 2013 as a public beta.