Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) (TSE: 6501), today announced new versions of Hitachi solutions built on Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track. These new solutions add broad support for System Center 2012, including System Center 2012 monitoring packs and PowerShell cmdlets (pronounced “command-lets”). This support provides seamless integration with the Virtual Machine Manager component of System Center 2012 and transparent live migration of virtual machines on the same site and across multi-site deployments up to distances of 200 kilometers, or 125 miles. The new Hitachi solutions built on Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track also support full provisioning of compute and storage resources, allowing customers to quickly provision virtual machines with full support for the Orchestrator component of System Center 2012.
Hitachi solutions built on Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track combine Hitachi compute and storage with industry-standard network infrastructure and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 software.
Businesses today need building blocks for private cloud infrastructures that are reliable, available, scalable, multitenant and multitiered. Hitachi Data Systems addresses these customer challenges by looking at the data center from a business perspective, tuning solutions to different business needs and driving innovation across all components. As the latest milestone in the company’s relationship with Microsoft, the new Hitachi solutions built on Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track help businesses quickly and cost-effectively deploy private cloud infrastructures with predictable results and create an avenue for further automation and orchestration.
“The new Hitachi solutions built on Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track provide our customers with a consistent and scalable infrastructure as a service that can be quickly deployed to host Microsoft applications,” said Brian Householder, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Business Development and Partners, Hitachi Data Systems. “For private cloud deployments, we provide a foundation on which Microsoft software, guidance and validated configurations are combined with Hitachi compute, storage and software technologies. Our joint customers can quickly build a private cloud infrastructure that has flexible, just-in-time provisioning and dedicated resources with efficient operations that are optimized to control shared capabilities, data and costs.”