Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform One: Transforming Hybrid Cloud Storage

With the release of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform One, a single hybrid cloud data platform, Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, has announced the transformation of its current data storage portfolio. The product release is in response to the pressing challenges faced by IT leaders, many of whom are attempting to scale data and modernize applications across complex, distributed hybrid and multicloud infrastructure.

Businesses may run various applications both on-premises and in the public cloud with a shared data plane spanning structured and unstructured data in block, file, and object storage. This would be possible without the complications that businesses may now experience.

Hitachi Vantara stated that its strategic announcement comes at a crucial moment for businesses, as radical changes in operations and creativity are being driven by cloud computing, generative AI, and the rapidly expanding corporate data space.

According to a recent report, business leaders are already overwhelmed by the amount of data they store, and 75% are worried that their current infrastructure won’t be able to scale in the future. This highlights how data-intensive technologies and applications are placing additional strain on the infrastructure and hybrid cloud environments on which they operate. Eighty percent of data center administrators and operators reported experiencing some kind of outage in the previous three years, according to a data resilience study conducted by the Uptime Institute.

By offering a single control plane, data fabric, and data plane across block, file, object, cloud, mainframe, and software-defined storage workloads – a data platform that will address all environments – and managed by a single AI-enabled software stack, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform One would represent a simplified approach to managing mission critical workloads at scale. With Virtual Storage Platform One, the company aims to give organizations the trustworthy data foundation they need to consume the data they need, when and when they need it, by breaking down infrastructure, data, and application silos.

Block, File, Object, Mainframe, Cloud, SDS Workloads

“With regard to our infrastructure strategy, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform One represents a critical turning point. Dan McConnell, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Hitachi Vantara, said, “With a consistent data platform, we will give businesses the dependability and flexibility to manage their data across various storage environments without compromising. The design, development, and construction of Virtual Storage Platform One, with a focus on reliability, security, and sustainability, further enhances the impact for our customers.”

Vice President of Cloud Services at T-Systems North America, Mauro Guzelotto, said, “Our partnership with Hitachi Vantara has been instrumental in allowing us to help organizations optimize their cloud journeys and avoid costly pitfalls that hinder digital transformation success. Hitachi Vantara’s Virtual Storage Platform One represents the next evolution of sustainable infrastructure, delivering reliability and simplicity at scale across diverse applications and data types.”

With Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform One, organizations can efficiently manage their workloads and data resources, including:

  • Cloud self-service which would enable users to rapidly consume advanced data services like replication at cloud-scale, without waiting for back-end manual work.
  • Intelligent workload management to optimize storage pools by assigning and rebalancing workloads as conditions change, without hands-on management.
  • Integrated copy data management to ensure worldwide availability and excellent fault tolerance without compromising performance.

“By consolidating their entire storage portfolio into a singular, cohesive platform, Hitachi Vantara has achieved a transformative milestone, streamlining operations and fostering significant data accessibility for organizations grappling with the complexities of data management,” said Ashish Nadkarni, Group Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC. “The significance of this rollout lies in the platform’s ability to offer a unified data plane, seamlessly spanning across block, file, object, mainframe, cloud, and SDS workloads.”