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January 22, 2016updated 31 Aug 2016 9:47am

New HDS all-flash arrays help companies adopt a software-defined approach to storage

News: The series features two controllers and up to 60 SSDs in a single 2U-high tray.

By CBR Staff Writer

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has launched a series of all-flash storage arrays to help enterprises adopt a software-defined approach for storage infrastructure.

Available in three models, the Hitachi Flash Storage (HFS) A series features two controllers and up to 60 SSDs in a single 2U-high tray.

The units have about 384TB of effective capacity, 1 million IOPS and will focus on customers with a particular set of use cases such as virtual desktop, virtual server and database environments.

HFS A series arrays will enable customers to protect data with copy-on-write snapshots per logical volume and create full clones of logical volumes and copy for redundancy.

The company said customers can also set quality of service (QoS) controls for maximum IOPS and bandwidth consumption per logical volume for consistent application performance.

HDS said that the next generation applications require data centres to be responsive, agile, accessible and automated, with flash storage technology helping companies in adopting software-defined approach to storage infrastructure.

HDS vice president of infrastructure platforms, solutions and cloud Miklos Sandorfi said: "Hitachi has delivered a full portfolio of optimised flash solutions bound together by a software-defined approach to storage infrastructure.

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"This gives customers the ability to optimize solutions for a particular set of use cases while getting the power and efficiencies of common management, workflows and policies across their infrastructure."

In November last year, HDS introduced a new and expanded line-up of all-flash and hybrid flash arrays.

The new additions to the company’s flash portfolio include the all-flash Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F Series, enhanced models of the Hitachi VSP G series, next-gen Hitachi flash modules with inline data compression (FMD DC2) and improved Hitachi Automation Director and Data Center Analytics tools.

Hitachi delivers a range of flash solutions and services to accelerate the IT infrastructure. The company’s flash technology helps users improve the performance of business-critical applications by eliminating storage bottlenecks and consistently delivering sub-millisecond response.

The company’s software-defined flash solutions give users the building blocks required to implement the data centre infrastructure that their business demands.

Since 2008, HDS has shipped over 250PB of total flash capacity. The company’s patent portfolio has more than 350 flash-related IP claims.


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