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Hitachi Data Systems Announces Enhanced Integration With VMware Solutions, Debuts All-Flash Systems to Enable Digital Transformation

New Support for VMware NSX, Docker Containers and Enhanced VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes Strengthens Converged and Hyperconverged Portfolio to Automate IT, Improve Security and Enable Application Continuity

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - August 25, 2016) - Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), is now offering a new series of solutions designed for the software-defined data center, empowering customers to realize the full power of digital transformation, which requires a modern, agile IT environment in order to take advantage of cloud, open-source and emerging technologies to deliver reliable IT services.

The company today announced support for VMware NSX network virtualization platform, which when combined with the trusted family of high-performance converged and hyperconverged infrastructure systems from Hitachi Data Systems provides a solid foundation for powering solutions that customers can build upon with confidence. Now, Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) customers will benefit from NSX, which will help automate deployment of applications with complete networking services and advanced network virtualization capabilities. NSX helps them improve security with microsegmentation and granular security policy enforcement. Hitachi Data Systems has entered into an OEM agreement whereby the company will sell VMware NSX for use with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform.

In addition, the recently announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC V240 (UCP HC) hyperconverged system, powered by VMware Virtual SAN, now supports Docker container technology to provide a robust platform for both traditional and cloud-native applications. Organizations can significantly improve application agility and accelerate the transition toward hybrid cloud.

And, with the debut of all-flash versions of UCP 4000, UCP 4000E, UCP 2000 and UCP HC V240F, Hitachi now offers all-flash configurations across its entire portfolio of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure platforms, to deliver powerful performance for enterprise applications and help customers move to an all-flash data center. Hitachi's hyperconverged solution, UCP HC V240F, powered by VMware Virtual SAN software-defined storage, helps organizations reduce costs and eliminate management complexity, while delivering high performance.

Significant enhancements have also been made to Hitachi's support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes to provide high availability, better performance, simplified storage management and control for virtualized environments.

Hitachi Data Systems at VMworld 2016
With a focus on helping attendees realize business efficiency and innovation with data as the foundation of transformation, Hitachi Data Systems experts and customers will be leading three breakout sessions on everything from the software-defined data center (SDDC) to deploying private clouds, including:

Deploy Scalable Private Cloud with VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes [STO8840]

Tuesday, Aug 30, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Presented by:

  • Pete Flecha, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
  • Paul Morrissey, Director, Product Management, Hitachi Data Systems

This technical deep-dive examines how using VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes with Hitachi storage systems can solve common challenges in managing virtual machines (VMs), streamlining storage operations with policy-based management and improving efficiency of VM operations. Hitachi introduced the vSphere Virtual Volumes framework in its storage and converged platforms to enable organizations to fully realize the benefits of cloud-economics, user control and automation.

The SDDC: Full Stack on VMware vSphere 6.0 SAP Business Warehouse Powered by HANA, NSX, vRealize Operations, SDS-Virtual Volumes on Hitachi Unified Compute Platform [VIRT8074]

Wednesday, Aug 31, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Presented by:

  • Bob Goldsand, Senior Staff Partner Architect, VMware
  • Gregory Smith, VP SAP Field Alliance Americas, Hitachi Data Systems

The software-defined data center is no longer a concept: It is a reality. In this session, the presenters will fully virtualize an industry-leading mission critical application and database: SAP Business Warehouse powered By SAP HANA running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications. They will go beyond the use of VMware vSphere 6 to virtualize compute and extend this reference architecture to cover virtual networks and software-defined storage (SDS) and cover the rationale and specific use case behind VMware NSX microsegmentation for mission-critical architectures.

How to Automate Cloud Operations With VMware vRealize and NSX, Featuring Lessons Learned from Deluxe Corp's Transformation [MGT9997-SPO]

Wednesday, Aug 31, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Presented by:

  • Brad Skeel, Cloud Architect, Deluxe Corporation
  • Shawn McDonald, Director - Strategic Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems

Join this session to learn how to deploy scalable cloud operations using the VMware vRealize suite, deliver self-service access to infrastructure and applications catalog, and enable policy-based provisioning and management of network functions using VMware NSX. This is also an opportunity to hear about the lessons learned by Deluxe Corp., as the company continues its digital transformation to increase the automation and orchestration in its cloud.

Supporting Quotes

"As our customers embrace digital transformation, the need to move to a modern and agile IT environment built around converged and software-defined infrastructure with modern flash storage becomes a new imperative," said Bob Madaio, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. "At Hitachi Data Systems, we are excited to collaborate with our strategic partner VMware to accelerate our joint customers' journey to infrastructure as a service."

"VMware Virtual SAN and VMware NSX are helping customers accelerate the pace of innovation through a software-defined data center architecture, while simplifying infrastructure management," said Tom Herrmann, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "The Hitachi hyperconverged solution, powered by Virtual SAN, provides a low-cost, reliable infrastructure platform for traditional and cloud-native applications. VMware and HDS have worked together for years, and further integration between our solutions is a testament to our commitment to help our mutual customers accelerate time to value, while reducing operational expenses."

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the Internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.7 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. VMware, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware NSX and VMworld are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners.

Kevin Komiega
Hitachi Data Systems
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