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HDS offers all-flash solutions

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Hitachi Data Systems has announced support for VMware NSX network virtualisation platform, which when combined with the trusted family of high-performance converged and hyperconverged infrastructure systems from Hitachi Data Systems provides a solid foundation for powering solutions that customers can build upon with confidence.
Now, Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) customers will benefit from NSX, which will help automate deployment of applications with complete networking services and advanced network virtualisation capabilities. NSX helps them improve security with microsegmentation and granular security policy enforcement.
Hitachi Data Systems has entered into an OEM agreement whereby the company will sell VMware NSX for use with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform.
In addition, the recently announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC V240 (UCP HC) hyperconverged system, powered by VMware Virtual SAN, now supports Docker container technology to provide a robust platform for both traditional and cloud-native applications. Organisations can significantly improve application agility and accelerate the transition toward hybrid cloud.
And, with the debut of all-flash versions of UCP 4000, UCP 4000E, UCP 2000 and UCP HC V240F, Hitachi now offers all-flash configurations across its entire portfolio of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure platforms, to help customers move to an all-flash data center.
Hitachi’s hyperconverged solution, UCP HC V240F, powered by VMware Virtual SAN software-defined storage, helps organisations reduce costs and eliminate management complexity, while delivering high performance.
Significant enhancements have also been made to Hitachi’s support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes to provide high availability, better performance, simplified storage management and control for virtualised environments.
“As our customers embrace digital transformation, the need to move to a modern and agile IT environment built around converged and software-defined infrastructure with modern flash storage becomes a new imperative,” says Bob Madaio, vice-president: infrastructure solutions marketing at Hitachi Data Systems. “At Hitachi Data Systems, we are excited to collaborate with our strategic partner VMware to accelerate our joint customers’ journey to infrastructure as a service.”
Tom Herrmann, vice-president: global strategic alliances at VMware, adds: “VMware Virtual SAN and VMware NSX are helping customers accelerate the pace of innovation through a software-defined data center architecture, while simplifying infrastructure management.
“The Hitachi hyperconverged solution, powered by Virtual SAN, provides a low-cost, reliable infrastructure platform for traditional and cloud-native applications. VMware and HDS have worked together for years, and further integration between our solutions is a testament to our commitment to help our mutual customers accelerate time to value, while reducing operational expenses.”