Three Ways to Improve Your Content Mobility

Managing data security these days is a bit complicated. Too much data is stored solely on user devices. With approximately 30 percent of corporate data living on laptops and mobile devices, it is no wonder that IT is constantly in risk-abatement mode, trying to mitigate the unintended consequences of BYOD, third-party devices, and ad hoc [...]

How to Increase the Manageability and Economic Benefits of Storage Virtualization

Storage virtualization has become a mainstay in the enterprise environment, helping companies to modernize and simplify countless storage activities. However, many organizations are not fully capitalizing on its manageability and economic benefits. In fact, virtualization solves certain challenges while creating others. With this in mind, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) set out to address these issues [...]

Improve ROI on Your IT Assets with Hitachi’s SVOS

Many IT leaders in enterprise ecosystems are exploring storage virtualization to maximize resources and reduce costs, but there’s much more to contemplate. Those looking to software defined data centers should understand that commoditizing storage to reduce costs is a good idea, but should not overshadow the overarching goal of automation of storage services to increase [...]

Hitachi Unveils New Infrastructure Technologies

Hitachi 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 [...]

The Storage Costs of Protection

I have presented several blog entries on the topic of data protection costs. In a previous blog I suggest that we cannot afford to protect data at the rate that we are now accustomed to. In another entry, I attempted to outline how data protection trends have given rise to over-protected or over-insured data. Next, I outlined ways to help [...]

What To Do With All That Reclaimed Capacity

I am supporting a large customer transformation to virtual, thin and tiered storage. The projections that we made months ago about improving utilization has come true; we are forecasting a net reclamation of about 1.5PB of storage through these transformation investments. The older/existing arrays were simply virtualized, and then afterward the volumes were re-presented as [...]

Ten Reasons to Look at Hitachi’s All-Flash System

With more and more of our clients looking at flash for their Tier 1 storage systems, there’s a lot of interest – and questions – about what advantages our different partners can offer. I ran across something from HDS the other day which perfectly sums up their case for the Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS [...]