Hitachi SuezHitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) recently unveiled new infrastructure technologies intended to adapt to clients’ changing business needs without continual redesign and disruptions.

The architecture combines the Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) with the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000). SVOS is the first stand-alone software implementation of Hitachi storage virtualization, according to an April 23 press release issued by Hitachi. Its primary features include flash optimization, advanced storage virtualization, automated tiering, non-disruptive data migration, and a new, native global-active device feature that will provide active-active capabilities for multiple systems across multiple data centers without the need for an appliance.

VSP G1000 is a new version of the Hitachi Command Suite management platform with enhancements to its Hitachi Unified Compute Platform. It is touted as the first system on which organizations can natively deploy SVOS. This combination is intended to provide clients with a solid foundation for mission-critical applications. The offering spans the breadth of the HDS infrastructure portfolio, and enhances and amplifies the benefits of server virtualization for clients. In addition, the system can start small and scale up block-storage throughput performance to well over 3M IOPS, over 48GB per second of usable bandwidth, and over 1.2M NFS ops/sec performance in unified configurations.

Hitachi VSP G1000 helps companies deploy a single platform for all data, by growing to accommodate client needs for:

  1. A virtualization controller without internal capacity
  2. Unified storage system with up to 8-node Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS) clusters
  3. A highly available infrastructure for Hitachi Content Platform environments

Viv Perry is a Corporate Communications Specialist with Sirius Computer Solutions.