PHOTO - Sunil Chavan, director, software group & cloud solutions, Asia Pacific, Hitachi Data Systems.
Storage solutions firm Hitachi Data Systems together with software giant Microsoft have launched the first in simplified portfolio of converged data centre solutions in Malaysia.
"Hitachi Data Systems is keenly focused on simplifying and accelerating our customers' cloud environments while protecting their IT investments," said Hitachi Data Systems director, software group & cloud solutions, Asia Pacific, Sunil Chavan on 2 August 2011. "Our new integrated Hitachi converged solutions take that commitment one step further by extending the heritage of reliability and expertise in our Hitachi storage technologies to now include compute resources."
"This will help our customers to build an infrastructure cloud easily, cost effectively and reliably. It enables them to transition to a cloud delivery model at a pace they are comfortable with and that makes the most sense for their business," said Chavan. "Ultimately, these solutions, targeted at customers in the public, banking/financial services and telecommunications industries, help transform their data centres into automated information centres that closely align business objectives with infrastructure performance to optimise return on assets."
"Microsoft is committed to delivering private cloud solutions with support from industry-leading partners," said Microsoft Malaysia chief marketing and operation officer, Danny Ong. "Technologies such as Hitachi converged data centre solutions that build on Microsoft System Center, Hyper-V and Exchange provides a solid starting point for customers who need some level of customisation and also want to reduce risk and speed deployment."
Economically challenging business world
"In today's fast evolving and economically challenging business world, IT organisations must spend less time configuring and managing individual devices or applications and dedicate more time developing, delivering, and enhancing new services," said analyst firm IDC vice president of storage and IT executive strategies, Richard Villars. "Companies like HDS that are providing converged data centre solutions built on a scalable, reliable, and flexible storage foundation will play a critical role in organisations' data centre transformation efforts."
Hitachi Data Systems Malaysia managing director Johnson Khoo said the company's solutions were built on Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track, which included a combination of Hitachi storage and compute solutions. "For example, the Hitachi Converged Platform for Microsoft Exchange 2010 is the first in a portfolio of pre-tested application-specific converged solutions, which is engineered for rapid deployment and tightly integrated with Exchange 2010's powerful new features for resilience, predictable performance and seamless scalability. Supported by Hitachi global services and delivered in an easy to order package."
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