Hitachi Data Systems Launches New Midrange Storage Package

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Hitachi Data Systems on Sept. 25 launched a new unified network storage software package for small and midrange businesses that aims to provide enterprise-quality virtualization for all data types. 

The Hitachi Unified Storage VM storage software package — which not only works with all HDS hardware but also with storage arrays from other manufacturers — encompasses external virtualized capacity of up to 64PB and consolidates block, file and object data natively onto a single platform for secure data services.

A longtime frustration for storage administrators at SMBs has been a lack of scalable, agile storage systems without capital costs that go through the roof. IT managers with multiple duties have always struggled with the same demands as large enterprises, only with even tighter budgets, Mike Nalls, a senior product marketing manager at HDS, told eWEEK.

Smaller enterprises need storage systems that consolidate and simplify data management yet have good performance and reliability and improved serviceability. Until now, Nalls said, small and medium enterprises have been forced to accept trade-offs, such as compromising reliability and more effective virtualization of their data in lieu of limited budgets. 

HDS is offering volume capacity with this new system. The HUS VN can hold up to 1,152 drives in one frame; as a comparison, IBM’s XIV system holds 180 drives, Nalls said.

Source : eWeek

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