|[January 30, 2013]
Hitachi Data Systems Ranks No. 1 in Capacity Shipments for Mainframe Storage
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Hitachi Data Systems (News - Alert) Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), today announced that it has shipped more
storage capacity into mainframe environments than any other supplier
during the first 9 months of 2012, according to IDC's (News - Alert) WW Quarterly Disk
Storage Systems Tracker, 3Q2012. The top ranking complements the
company's new mainframe support for Hitachi Accelerated Flash storage,
designed for the most demanding enterprise workloads and extended
endurance. HDS will showcase its new enterprise-class, solid state
storage options, and its industry-leading virtualization and tiered
storage capabilities for mainframe customers in Booth 303 at SHARE
2013, February 3-8, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel
in San Francisco, Calif. With these capabilities and the Hitachi Data
Systems framework for Storage Economics, attendees will learn how to
analyze their costs to achieve maximum return on their mainframe storage
"With an increasing number of enterprises seeing real performance
benefits from introducing solid state drives into their storage
environments, it makes perfect sense for these same enterprises to
expand their use of solid state to their mainframe storage systems,"
said Eric Sheppard, research director, IDC Storage. "Hitachi Accelerated
Flash support for mainframe, combined with the company's well
established presence in the mainframe storage market, puts HDS in an
excellent position to help its customers make just such a move."
According to Claus Mikkelsen, chief scientist, Hitachi Data Systems, "In
today's financial climate, customers need to understand where their
costs and potential savings are more than ever, which is exactly what
our Storage Economics framework helps them do. Using the HDS Storage
Economics approach, major HDS customers have been able to optimize
storage expenditures to achieve year-on-year cost reductions of 30% for
4 years, even while experiencing 40-60% annual growth. We expect these
impressive savings will only be accelerated by greater adoption of
Hitachi Accelerated Flash storage and our advanced tiering software."
Now available for use with mainframe storage, the new Hitachi
Accelerated Flash storage announced
in November 2012, is the first enterprise-class, solid state storage
option built from the ground up. Built with the unique Hitachi embedded
flash controller and MLC flash memory, it delivers superior performance
over single-level cell (SLC) devices, and lowers bit costs over
multi-level cell (MLC) flash based SSDs.
Additional enhancements that Hitachi Data Systems will showcase for the
mainframe market include Hitachi Dynamic Tiering for advanced internal
and external virtualization. This multi-layered tiering strategy now
supports up to three storage tiers and more flexible policy conrols
than other industry options.
Hitachi Data Systems also announced that Hitachi, Ltd. and International
Business Machines (IBM (News - Alert)) Corporation have successfully completed joint
testing of both Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) FICON
mainframe storage compatibility and integration testing of Hitachi
Universal Replicator and IBM GDPS/PPRC
HyperSwap® for advanced business continuity and disaster recovery
deployments. These test results confirm that Hitachi Data Systems
delivers the storage performance and availability, which is critical for
the most demanding business continuity and disaster recovery scenarios,
while making it easier for mainframe customers to install Hitachi Data
Systems and IBM products in their IT environments.
SHARE 2013: Hitachi Data Systems Educates Attendees on Saving Storage
SHARE is the premier training and networking event for the mainframe
industry dedicated to the development of enterprise IT professionals for
the betterment of their organizations. Attendees of the Hitachi Data
Systems booth (#303) will view presentations and engage with company
representatives. HDS is a silver sponsor of the event and HDS executives
will lead the following breakout sessions:
Session: "Tiered DISK Storage Panel with HDS, IBM, and EMC (News - Alert)"
William Smith, Americas product manager, HDS
Date / Time:
Tuesday, February 5, 11:00 - 12:15 p.m. PST
Session: "Hitachi Dynamic Tiering - Storage Tiering for the
Presenter: William Smith, Americas product
manager, Enterprise Storage, HDS
Date / Time: Tuesday,
February 5, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. PST
Session: "Hitachi VSP Update and Directions"
William Smith, Americas product manager, Enterprise Storage, HDS
/ Time: Wednesday, February 6, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. PST
Session: "Lunch and Learn: IBM® System z® High Performance FICON®
(zHPF) on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform"
Rice, master performance consultant, Mainframe Storage, HDS
/ Time: Thursday, February 7, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. PST
Session: "The Dollars and SENSE of Mainframe Storage and
Presenter: Claus Mikkelsen, chief scientist,
Date / Time: Thursday, February 7, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. PST
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies,
services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched
return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision
that IT must be virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable,
Hitachi Data Systems offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility.
With approximately 5,900 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does
business in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems
products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading
enterprises, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and more
than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes
that data drives our world - and information is the new currency. To
learn more, visit: http://www.hds.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading
global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees
worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues
totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more
than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information
and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation
and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials
and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi,
please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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