March 03, 2015 3:30 AM ET

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Company Overview of Hitachi Data Systems Corporation

Company Overview

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation provides information infrastructure, data storage solutions, and services for organizations. The company offers storage systems, including flash storage products, unified storage systems, unified storage with enterprise virtualization systems, and a 3-D scaling storage platform; networked storage solutions, including storage area networks; compute blade platforms for mission critical and virtualized workloads; and converged infrastructure solutions that combine storage, server, networking, and software management. It also offers file and content solutions that archive, back up, and consolidate information; manage IT at remote and branch offices; enable e-disc...

2845 Lafayette Street

Santa Clara, CA 95050-2639

United States

Founded in 1989





Key Executives for Hitachi Data Systems Corporation

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer of Bluearc and President of Bluearc
Age: 47
President - Canadian Office
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation Key Developments

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation's Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 with Hitachi Accelerated Flash Achieves an SPC-1 Result

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation announced that Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 with Hitachi Accelerated Flash achieved an SPC-1 Result that dramatically exceeded any prior submission of the real-world emulating SPC-1 benchmark-piercing the two million SPC-1 IOPS ceiling for the first time, while maintaining sub-millisecond latency. Built specifically for the most demanding enterprise-class workloads in both standalone and converged environments, the Hitachi VSP G1000 all-flash configuration allows organizations to maximize return on their investments in flash technology, delivering predictable, low latency response, while accelerating application performance, maximizing server virtualization environments, and enabling extreme-performance private cloud deployments. Given the abundance of often unsubstantiated vendor claims regarding storage-performance, Hitachi is proud to provide audited, third-party performance results so customers can better plan, build and manage high-performance environments. SPC-1 performance testing is designed to demonstrate a system's performance capabilities for workloads such as business critical applications and OLTP environments. Achieving an SPC-1 Result of 2,004,941.89 SPC-1 IOPS, an all-flash VSP G1000 leapt to the front of the performance pack with more than 60% greater throughput and one-third the full-load response time of even specialized, niche DRAM-based systems. Against typical enterprise competition, not only was the system significantly faster, but it was the first enterprise storage system to achieve SPC-1 Price-Performance of $1.00/SPC-1 IOPS. To better understand the VSP G1000 hardware and Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) functional capabilities, other third-party assessments are necessary. Gartner provides such analysis within its Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, High-End Storage Arrays). For the second year in a row, Hitachi VSP technology tied for the overall product score for every analyzed use-case, including overall, consolidation, OLTP, server virtualization and VDI, analytics and cloud.

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation Simplifies the Journey to the Software-Defined Data Center with Support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation announced early support of VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, simplifying customers' cloud journey and extending the value of Hitachi's rich infrastructure solutions. The combination of vSphere Virtual Volumes policy based automation and the trusted, high-performance infrastructure solutions from Hitachi Data Systems provides the continuous infrastructure foundation customers can build upon with confidence. Building on a deep history of VMware support, HDS worked closely with VMware as a partner to be among the first storage providers to deliver the full benefits of vSphere Virtual Volumes and extend that functionality with the unique capabilities of high-performance Hitachi storage systems to mutual customers. Customers deploying vSphere Virtual Volumes can look forward to the proven functionality, performance and reliability as the bedrock for advanced private and hybrid cloud deployments. The important new VMware framework will be implemented across a variety of Hitachi Data Systems offerings, including its Hitachi NAS Platform and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform family of storage systems. This adds to a long list of VMware API and application support Hitachi Data Systems currently offers. With customers increasingly looking to deploy converged infrastructure solutions, they can look forward to the benefits of this integration with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform, and advanced Unified Compute Platform Director integration with VMware vCenter. The powerful combination of storage solutions, deep converged infrastructure management and Hitachi Data Systems vSphere Virtual Volumes implementation will reduce storage management overhead and increase IT efficiency.

Hitachi Data Systems and CGI Announce a Global Strategic Partnership to Launch Suite of Secure, Private and Hybrid Cloud Services

Hitachi Data Systems and CGI announced a significant milestone in their strategic agreement to provide clients with enterprise-grade cloud services powered by Hitachi Data Systems. As part of its portfolio of Digital Transformation services, CGI can now offer clients a number of secure cloud storage solutions that enable access to business critical data from mobile devices and traditional desktops. These solutions give clients peace of mind knowing that their data is safe and uncompromised. These solutions are already in use by Foresters, an international financial services provider committed to family well-being with over one million members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Based on Hitachi Data Systems' most advanced cloud technology, the solutions can be hosted within CGI's global data centers or in a customer's data center in a private cloud model -- offering unparalleled flexibility, security and choice to clients. Highlights and key facts: CGI is the first global systems integrator to offer consistent block, file and object solutions using the Hitachi Cloud Service Provider program throughout North America and EMEA. HDS will leverage CGI's data centers to offer hosted cloud services "in country," starting in Canada, the United States, Sweden, Norway and Portugal, with additional sites to follow. The initial technologies to be launched include: Storage as a service, Data vaulting, Disaster recovery as a service, Archiving as a service from Microsoft® Exchange, SharePoint®, databases, network attached storage (NAS), and other environments, Bottomless edge to core storage (using Hitachi Content Platform and Hitachi Data Ingestor), and File sync and share as a service (using Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere). CGI is part of Global Systems Integrator Partner Program by Hitachi Data Systems and is an active global cloud service provider certified by Hitachi Data Systems.

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