Hitachi Data Systems Speeds Mainframe Applications With New Tiered Storage and Advanced Flash Technologies

Hitachi Data Systems Speeds Mainframe Applications With New Tiered Storage and 
Advanced Flash Technologies 
Company Showcases New Automation and Advanced Flash Storage for
Mainframe at SHARE 2013 
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/13 --  Hitachi Data Systems
Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:
6501), today continues its leadership of mainframe storage with new
technologies that improve the performance of customers' mainframe
applications. The company will spotlight the new Hitachi Tiered
Storage Manager for Mainframe and a leading mainframe flash storage
offering at SHARE 2013, August 11-16, at the Hynes Convention Center
in Boston. The new technologies align with IDC results that in 2012,
HDS shipped more storage capacity into mainframe environments than
any other supplier (IDC WW Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker,
"Demand for mainframe attached storage has been strong for much of
the past year and a half," said Eric Sheppard, research director, IDC
Storage. "In fact, worldwide investments in enterprise storage
supporting mainframe environments outperformed the total external
disk storage systems market five of the seven most recent quarters
tracked by IDC. Hitachi's long trusted presence within this portion
of the market and its continuous investments in storage technologies
like Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager for Mainframe are important
reasons why the company is shipping so much capacity into this
New Technologies Easily and Efficiently Speed Mainframe Applications 
Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager for Mainframe is a new native
management product for IBM(R) z/OS(R) and is for Hitachi Dynamic
Tiering for Mainframe. The new product controls storage service
levels for critical mainframe applications and uses proven Hitachi
Dynamic Tiering to automate optimum performance and utilization with
tiered storage. Online control of storage service levels helps
customers improve their performance, avoid problems before they
happen, and drive efficiencies throughout the environment. 
Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager for Mainframe is integrated with
DFSMS, which is familiar to the mainframe administrator, does not
require additional interfaces, and minimizes training. It automates
control of application storage service levels through automated
tiering policies for application datasets aligned to SMS storage
groups or to individual devices. At the same time, it provides
reporting and control for ongoing management and monitoring of
Hitachi Dynamic Tiering for Mainframe.  
Today, Hitachi Data Systems also solidified its mainframe storage
performance lead with new mainframe support for the latest flash
acceleration microcode enhancements for Hitachi Virtual Storage
Platform (VSP) that dramatically improve high speed flash media
performance within VSP. Now mainframe performance has been boosted by
as much as 26% for reads and 46% for writes with flash acceleration
and the latest Hitachi VSP microcode releases. This complements the
unique Hitachi Accelerated Flash storage and will benefit customers
using all-flash volumes as well as those using hybrid configuration
with Hitachi Dynamic Tiering automated page-based tiering.  
HDS Tiered Storage and Flash Technologies for Mainframe Environments
at SHARE 2013
 SHARE 2013 attendees can experience why more customers
choose Hitachi VSP for their mainframe storage than any other vendor.
As a Silver Premier sponsor, HDS will demonstrate the power of its
technologies for mainframe environments through presentations and
in-booth demonstrations in Booth #314. Speaking sessions include: 
"Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Update"
 Tuesday, August 13,
1:30-2:30 p.m. 
"Hitachi Dynamic Tiering - Managing Mainframe Storage Easily and
 Wednesday, August 14, 3-4 p.m. 
"Solving Complex Mainframe Replication and Data Protection Problems
With Hitachi VSP"
 Wednesday, August 14, 3-4 p.m. 
"Storage Economics"
 Thursday, August 15, 12:15-1:15 p.m. 
"Simplified Migrations Along With Improved Backup and Disaster
 Thursday, August 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 
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About Hitachi Data Systems
 Hitachi Data Systems provides information
technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT
costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference
in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment
(ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business
impact. With approximately 6,000 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data
Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Our
products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading
enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than
80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit us at  
About Hitachi, Ltd.
 Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in
Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with
approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company's consolidated
revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion
yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social
Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems,
information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction
machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems
and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the
company's website at 
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