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ING Group, Rabobank and Telefonica to adopt new Hitachi cloud

Margi Murphy | April 25, 2014
Dutch financial services company ING Group is one of the customers planning to adopt the new cloud infrastructure that Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) unveiled this week.

Sean Moser, SVP of software platforms management at HDS added that the system "lasts longer without pinning you to a legacy system".

Moser said that inevitable upgrades would allow data to "migrate without disruptions" and avoid ripping and replacing, which can often expose businesses to security and functioning risks.

Accompanying management software suite includes templates for apps, the ability to manage services levels and give users insight into how all aspects of the system is performing.

Gartner IT analyst Valdis Filks told the conference in Holland that enterprises cannot rely on a technical edge by "buying the latest and greatest" as competitors "will buy the same within 18 months".

He advised that "soft skills like driving, managing, focusing on where you are going is really going to be the difference in the future whether companies are successful or not."

"It is very, very difficult to make new things and most of the brains are in the soft skills and software — new design with new algorithms and new equations. And these are all software benefits that most people will be able to repeat in a very short time."


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