Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio Improves Cloud Computing Efficiency

By Michael Guta, Contributing Writer  |  June 15, 2017

The always-on IT environments in which organizations operate require high levels of reliability and availability. For large enterprises, this generally meant having on premises systems to ensure not only the availability, but also the security that comes with this level of control. But as data is created exponentially and resources are being accessed without geographical restrictions, the limitations of on premises systems are beginning to show. This is why cloud computing is growing and making up a larger percentage of IT. The updates to the Hitachi (News - Alert) Content Platform (HCP) portfolio are looking to leverage this demand by making multi-cloud environments more efficient and delivering higher savings in the total cost of ownership for its customers.

The updates by Hitachi Data Systems (News - Alert) (HDS) to its HCP portfolio will, according to the company, apply analytics to uncover new opportunities and insights to increase profitability and productivity through cloud economics. It goes on to say it will also lower risks by improving availability, data protection and security.

The improvements HCP has delivered are dramatic and impressive. The company has reported an increase in usable storage per cluster of 400 percent, resulting in 67 percent more storage node capacity via 10TB drives. Customers can, according to the company, achieve over 5x lower storage costs than public cloud with a 55 percent increase in objects per node and simplified software licensing. The end result is more than 60 percent total cost of ownership savings compared to public cloud for enterprise use cases.

For hybrid cloud deployments, this means organizations will be able to save a considerable amount for their on premises infrastructure. Peter Sjoberg, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud and Mobility, Hitachi Data Systems, addresses the hybrid cloud storage by saying, “It [HCP] also provides a central way for customers to securely incorporate hybrid cloud storage on their terms to react faster to change and to optimize costs.”

Sjoberg adds, “Hitachi Content Platform provides the ideal ecosystem to support customers’ existing content-centric applications and newer cloud use cases and workloads simultaneously.”

Hitachi is able to achieve these improvements through sophisticated search and analytics delivering insights with an end-to-end solution that eliminates silos, promotes collaboration, and enables governance and compliance while providing the necessary safeguard for sensitive data with an automated management system in private, hybrid and multi cloud environments.

The different tools that make up this portfolio include: Hitachi Content Platform, HCP Anywhere, Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) and Hitachi Content Intelligence. 

Edited by Alicia Young