The digital infrastructure, data management and analytics subsidiary of Hitachi, Hitachi Vantara, has unveiled new versions of its VSP E590 and E790 storage solutions for organizations of all sizes. These new storage solutions will assist clients to fulfill the cloud-native and AI application needs and provide the basis for extending data fabrics to hybrid cloud environments.
“We are excited to announce enhancements to our portfolio that will play a key role in the future of hybrid cloud data strategies,” said Mark Ablett, president of Digital Infrastructure at Hitachi Vantara. “Our new VSP 5000 series and E-Series hybrid cloud products deliver performance, consolidation, and enterprise class data services seamlessly on-prem, off-prem, and for cloud-based storage. Clients want agility and performance to meet the demands of digital business, and we’re delivering both.”
New Hitachi VSP E-Series
The new Hitachi VSP E590 and E790 storage solutions, aimed at small and medium-sized enterprise clients, come with new hybrid storage options that would give clients the flexibility to integrate diverse workloads in a single midrange platform. Integrations with key cloud-based services platforms also help clients create the basis for cloud-based data expansion. Moving forward these arrays will have common data services and virtualization from Hitachi’s software defined and cloud hosted solutions.
In addition to inexpensive all-NVMe storage, customers can now choose all-NVMe, all-SAS or a combination of the two. The addition of SAS expansion to VSP E590 and E790 would meet low latency demands for applications and affordability for small and midsized enterprise clients, thereby guaranteeing customers’ performance is never compromised while making use of high-capacity, low-cost data storage media.
Featuring a simple, self-install setup with embedded management, VSP E Series systems can be up and running in 30 minutes, according to Hitachi Vantara.
The new E-Series is integrated into the major hybrid cloud stacks to ease the deployment and maintenance of the data fabric from edge to core to cloud. Hitachi Vantara announced integrations with Anthos, the Google Cloud solution for unified data management across on-premise, edge, and in multiple public clouds, and with enterprise Kubernetes platform Red Hat OpenShift.
Hitachi also launched Hitachi replication plug-in for containers, which enables enterprise data services in container environments for stateful storage with the Hitachi VSP and E-Series family.
VSP 5000 Series
The VSP 5000 Series is a data platform capable of providing business insights for digital transformation. The VSP 5000 Series expanded its enterprise-grade features for customners who have large data requirements. New enterprise storage models, the VSP 5200 and 5600, accelerate application responsiveness and performance “with a 42% improvement” in data reduction efficiency, increasing more usable capacity.
With end-to-end NVMe, the new VSP 5600 model once again smash records with 33 million IOPS and as low as 39 microseconds of latency, according to Hitachi. These capabilities accelerate application response and increase datacenter consolidation opportunities. These arrays are also intelligent, with integrated real-time observability across the infrastructure stack with automated anomaly detection and root cause analysis.
The new Hitachi VSP 5000 series storage models would feature the same modern application development integrations as the new E-Series models to extend the data fabric from the edge to the core and to the cloud.
New to VSP 5200 and VSP 5600, Hitachi Modern Storage Assurance offers seamless updates to the next-generation VSP technology – which may simplify the procurement process for several years. In the original purchase of a new VSP 5200 or VSP 5600, Hitachi Modern Storage Assurance can be included or in the EverFlex component. EverFlex is a service product made by Hitachi Vantara, which enables clients with a pay-per-use consumption model to consume hardware, software and service.
EverFlex enables clients to start small with only the capacity and performance they now require and to expand to the biggest data center consolidation configurations and pay for what their customers consume.
Hitachi Content Platform
Other related and enhanced hybrid cloud infrastructure offerings by Hitachi include their Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) and Hitachi Ops Center. HCP is Hitachi Vantara’s object storage software solution. Effective now, HCP would deliver a greater than 2x improvement in performance for cloud gen apps through new optimization settings that distribute the objects across the architecture more efficiently. A new scale-out policy engine optimizes performance through data services that can be customized per use case or workload.
Hitachi Content Software for File, the most recent expansion of Hitachi’s object storage portfolio, also gained new capabilities. The solution now supports ingest from Amazon S3 object storage for high performance applications such as IoT sensors and video surveillance machines, which need to rapidly feed massive amounts of data into a central repository.
Hitachi Ops Center Delivers Enhanced AIOps
The new Hitachi Ops Center would streamline operations for distributed teams by applying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) methodologies to reporting, performance optimization and intelligent data management for easy to use, cloud-based health monitoring system.
Integrated in-time analytics and automation may reduce handling activities by up to 70% and allow users to achieve root cause investigation up to 4X quicker. Clients may not only secure and simplify data availability and operation with the Hitachi Ops Center, they can also adjust system performance to minimize the total carbon footprint for the company by reducing energy consumption and refrigeration across its system.
“To keep pace in a highly competitive and evolving marketplace, today’s IT organizations need to not only efficiently meet today’s technical requirements, but continue to meet rapidly evolving business needs,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC. “To accomplish this; Hitachi Vantara’s performance, cloud-like agility and as a service consumption models come together to create a modernized digital infrastructure that empowers both traditional and next generation applications, drives new levels of efficiency and streamlines operations.”
The VSP 5000, E-Series and Hitachi Content Platform from Hitachi Vantara and its global partner network are available internationally. EverFlex, Hitachi Vantara’s XaaS consumption model, provides all solutions that allow them to size flexibly in accordance with their objectives while increasing agility and enhancing risk protection.