Photo - Wee Kai Teck, Managing Director of Hitachi Data Systems Malaysia.
To simplify IT for Malaysian customers, storage and infrastructure solutions company Hitachi Data Systems has expanded its analytics software portfolio and added native NAS and cloud tiering to virtual storage platforms.
Hitachi Data Systems Malaysia managing director Wee Kai Teck said the upgrades, which include new Unified Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) G Series systems and software enhancements to take virtualisation and cloud integration to the next level, will help customers modernise their IT environments.
"In addition, the new upgrades to our Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform will help Malaysian customers simplify IT operations, reduce storage complexity and cost, and speed storage modernisation across disparate environments - helping to accelerate the adoption of the unified hybrid cloud," said Wee.
He said the G series portfolio has been "designed to reduce the ongoing costs of traditional environments and exploit and monetise data, which was too often trapped in silos of technology. Digital transformation has put data at the centre of business strategy and has made IT a key element of corporate success, but is also putting new pressures on IT to modernise processes, systems and skillsets."
Wee added that to "help break down data silos and modernise storage management, Hitachi Data Systems has embedded NAS functionality, cloud optimisation and enhanced VMware integration into VSP G400, VSP G600 and VSP G800 storage platforms to simplify and accelerate data centre modernisation efforts."
These modules will help to reduce capital expenditures by providing a single, SAN and NAS storage platform for all workloads in a compact form factor, he said.
Reducing operating costs
In addition, operating costs be reduced as the VSP G series systems require less power, cooling and space in the data centre, said Wee. By adding further cost control, the new unified VSP G series offerings will allow customers to leverage existing infrastructure investments regardless of environment - whether for remote offices where IP infrastructure is dominant to data centres utilising robust Fibre Channel technology or a cloud environment employing Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), Hitachi Managed Cloud Services, Microsoft Azure or Amazon S3 cloud services.
The data migrator to the cloud software feature will allow customers to create automated and intelligent, content-aware data management policies, he said, adding that the new Hitachi Infrastructure Analytics Advisor (HIAA), available across the Hitachi VSP family, will deliver increased performance while reducing costs and risk through intelligent analytics.
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