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Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) (TOKYO:6501), today announced significant new enhancements to its award-winning object store, Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), and its bottomless, backup-free cloud on-ramp, Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI). These new enhancements reduce overall costs by enabling organizations to better manage unstructured data growth, ensure content security in shared storage environments and reduce the complexity and inefficiency in traditional, cloud computing and distributed IT environments.
“Organizations are looking for new, innovative approaches to deal with the expansive growth of unstructured content and extract the full value of their data,” said Miklos Sandorfi, chief strategist, Hitachi Data Systems. “Our content cloud approach allows organizations to store billions of data objects and use intelligence layers to index and search the data independently of the application that created it. The data is available across devices, anytime and anywhere. By deploying HCP and HDI, customers will cut costs in managing, storing and accessing data and build a foundation for the information cloud.”
About the new Hitachi Content Platform and Hitachi Data Ingestor
HCP and HDI provide high availability from the edge to the core and use advanced replication, automatic failover, erasure coding, nondisruptive hardware and software upgrades, and provide proactive monitoring and reporting of any system health or performance issues. This combination of capabilities lets administrators respond to issues before they threaten service level agreements (SLA). New HCP support for spin-down disk in
Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) minimizes power and cooling costs for a total cost of ownership comparable to tape-based solutions. With thousands of tenants now able to share a single HCP and use it in many different ways, there are no infrastructure silos. With content consolidated in one HCP system, a new HCP metadata query tool searches system and custom metadata to look for trends and relationships.
Content can be distributed to HDI and “pinned” to the remote location, ensuring local access performance to a consistent set of data and reducing bandwidth consumption and costs. In addition, HDI offers high availability configurations to ensure continuous operation for service provider customers or remote and branch offices in distributed, private IT environments. Together, HCP and HDI help organizations and cloud service providers lower costs and complexities associated with storing large and rapidly growing volumes of unstructured data, while enabling fluid content with fast access and data life cycle management. New features and customer benefits include: