Hitachi Data Systems Sets New Standard in Midrange with Feature Rich NAS Platform
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and the only provider of Service Oriented Storage Solutions, announced the general availability of its new Hitachi Network Attached Storage (NAS) Platform, powered by BlueArc, with two new solutions that push the envelope in performance, scalability, consolidation and management for midrange storage.
The new Hitachi NAS 3080 and 3090 offer the most integrated native Intelligent File Tiering capability in midrange today, and include a variety of benefits designed specifically to increase productivity and simplify storage management. With the new Hitachi NAS Platform, customers can achieve up to 30 percent Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings over competitive offerings available today.
"We offer organizations the most fully integrated, unified midrange storage solution to help them get a handle on their data and use it to manage their organization. Today, we are furthering our commitment to our customers by extending our NAS portfolio," said Miki Sandorfi, chief strategist, File and Content Services, Hitachi Data Systems. "Unlike other storage vendors that provide cobbled together, siloed solutions with disparate management, Hitachi Data Systems combines storage management software, content archiving, and data discovery solutions in one integrated platform to minimize complexity and reduce storage CAPEX and OPEX."
Organizations are facing exponential growth of unstructured data, putting increased demands on their limited IT budgets. To make do, organizations often consolidate file servers with NAS solutions that lack the scalability and performance and cause NAS proliferation. The new Hitachi NAS Platform tops the industry with up to 2 petabytes of capacity and 100K IOPS per node, which enables the most robust consolidation for midrange companies. Many organizations also plan to move less accessed data to lower cost storage tiers but are challenged without an integrated management tool to automate the process. The new Hitachi NAS Platform offers native Intelligent Tiering capability and are tightly integrated with the Hitachi Data Discovery Suite to enable customers to move data automatically among Fibre channel, SAS, SATA and archive tiers based on pre-set policies, search the content across storage silos and use the search results to trigger data movement.
Combined with enhanced performance, scalability and management capabilities, the Hitachi NAS Platform provides customers a flexible foundation to achieve more operational benefits at a lower cost. In addition, this solution is a great fit for midrange customers with mixed storage environments, as common management between the Hitachi NAS platform and Hitachi SAN technologies can be achieved with a single interface and without the additional management layer competitor solutions require.
The new Hitachi NAS platform is immediately available through Hitachi Data Systems direct sales and channel partners.