SANTA CLARA, CA and BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/13 --
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced new private cloud services and portfolio enhancements that will help organizations transform their businesses and enable IT to get more from private cloud. HDS gives customers faster access to applications, better control over their data and cost-effective flexibility with its more virtualized, open and secure approach to private cloud. With HDS, companies effectively transform into efficient, agile services-defined IT organizations.
An effective path to the private cloud is a series of steps. The first is to consolidate resources into a smaller, more efficient data center footprint. Second, leverage virtualization technologies to create on-demand pools of compute and storage resources. Third, automate IT management and provisioning processes for simplified management and administration. Adding self-service capabilities completes what is needed to build a true private cloud. These steps form a new private cloud enablement methodology that builds a reliable, secure, flexible foundation for service-based delivery.
"Today, our customers need fast access to applications to drive revenue, security for their valuable intellectual property, and cost-effective services," said Miki Sandorfi, vice president, Solutions and Cloud, Hitachi Data Systems. "HDS private cloud solutions and services deliver exactly that -- the most virtualized and responsive, secure and trusted, open and cost-effective private cloud -- via an open architecture that's flexible and lets our customers choose how they approach the cloud. Hitachi Data Systems private clouds do all of this without obligation or compromise."
"Cloud best fulfills its promises when customers' data centers are transformed and modernized to deliver what their stakeholders need via a service-centric model," said Wayne Pauley, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "IT can then provide services when and where users need them, based on committed service levels. Hitachi Data Systems understands that different IT professionals are at different stages of transformation in their data centers to support private clouds. Regardless of where an IT organization is on the path to the private cloud, and on towards IT as a service, HDS private cloud solutions can help those organizations reach their goals."
New HDS Private Cloud Offerings
New Hitachi Data Systems private cloud offerings include cloud transformation consulting and transition services that are part of a new cloud enablement methodology. The private cloud offerings also offer a cloud automation suite to Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP), reference architectures with Cisco for UCP Select, and new data security capabilities on Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS VM and HUS). The offerings provide complete virtualization of the environment, better data security, and a more open environment. These 3 capabilities help organizations leverage and manage their resources for maximum return while enforcing the security mechanisms they need to keep their content safe.