Welcome!

Big Data Journal Authors: Liz McMillan, Kevin Benedict, Pat Romanski, Michael Bushong, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

Hitachi Data Systems Ranks No. 1 in Capacity Shipments for Mainframe Storage

Hitachi Data Systems 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 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 investments.

“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 controls than other industry options.

Hitachi Data Systems also announced that Hitachi, Ltd. and International Business Machines (IBM) 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 Virtualization Costs

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”
Panelist: 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 Mainframe”
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”
Presenter: William Smith, Americas product manager, Enterprise Storage, HDS
Date / 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”
Presenter: Steve Rice, master performance consultant, Mainframe Storage, HDS
Date / Time: Thursday, February 7, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. PST

Session: “The Dollars and SENSE of Mainframe Storage and Virtualization”
Presenter: Claus Mikkelsen, chief scientist, HDS
Date / Time: Thursday, February 7, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PST

Web Resources

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.

© Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2013. All rights reserved. HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. Innovate With Information is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. IBM, HyperSwap, FICON, System z are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation., All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories from Big Data Journal
Cisco on Wedesday announced its intent to acquire privately held Metacloud. Based in Pasadena, Calif., Metacloud deploys and operates private clouds for global organizations with a unique OpenStack-as-a-Service model that delivers and remotely operates production-ready private clouds in a customer's data center. Metacloud's OpenStack-based cloud platform will accelerate Cisco's strategy to build the world's largest global Intercloud, a network of clouds, together with key partners to address cu...
Technology is enabling a new approach to collecting and using data. This approach, commonly referred to as the “Internet of Things” (IoT), enables businesses to use real-time data from all sorts of things including machines, devices and sensors to make better decisions, improve customer service, and lower the risk in the creation of new revenue opportunities. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Dave Wagstaff, Vice President and Chief Architect at BSQUARE Corporation, will discuss the real...
I write and study often on the subject of digital transformation - the digital transformation of industries, markets, products, business models, etc. In brief, digital transformation is about the impact that collected and analyzed data can have when used to enhance business processes and workflows. If Amazon knows your preferences for particular books and films based upon captured data, then they can apply analytics to predict related books and films that you may like. This improves sales. T...
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, will discuss the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. The presentation will also discuss how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics to discuss are barriers to success, what is n...
When one expects instantaneous response from video generated on the internet, lots of invisible problems have to be overcome. In his session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Tom Paquin, EVP and Chief Technology Officer at OnLive, to discuss how to overcome these problems. A Silicon Valley veteran, Tom Paquin provides vision, expertise and leadership to the technology research and development effort at OnLive as EVP and Chief Technology Officer. With more than 20 years of management experience at lead...
BlueData aims to “democratize Big Data” with its launch of EPIC Enterprise, which it calls “the industry’s first Big Data software to enable enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on premise.” This self-service private cloud allows enterprises to create 100-node Hadoop and Spark clusters in less than 10 minutes. The company is also offering a Community Edition via free download. We had a few questions for BlueData CEO Kumar Sreekanti about all this, and here's what he had to s...
Labor market analytics firm Wanted Analytics recently assessed the market for technology professionals and found that demand for people with proficient levels of Hadoop expertise had skyrocketed by around 33% since last year – it is true, Hadoop is hard technology to master and the labor market is not exactly flooded with an over-abundance of skilled practitioners. Hadoop has been called a foundational technology, rather than ‘just’ a database by some commentators – this almost pushes it towards...
The cloud provides an easy onramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions. Transitioning from initial deployment to large-scale, highly performant operations may not be as easy. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, will discuss the benefits, weaknesses, and performance characteristics of public and bare metal cloud deployments that can help you make the right decisions.
Where historically app development would require developers to manage device functionality, application environment and application logic, today new platforms are emerging that are IoT focused and arm developers with cloud based connectivity and communications, development, monitoring, management and analytics tools. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Seema Jethani, Director of Product Management at Basho Technologies, will explore how to rapidly prototype using IoT cloud platforms and c...
Amazon, Google and Facebook are household names in part because of their mastery of Big Data. But what about organizations without billions of dollars to spend on Big Data tools - how can they extract value from their data? Ion Stoica is co-founder and CEO of Databricks, a company working to revolutionize Big Data analysis through the Apache Spark platform. He also serves as a professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. Ion previously co-founded Conviva to commercial...