HDS announces new converged and hyperconverged solutions
By Digital News Asia July 4, 2016
- Newest members of HUCP aimed at virtualisation and cloud environments
- Allow enterprises to start small, deploy quickly and scale infrastructure
HITACHI Data Systems (HDS) has announced the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform 2000 (UCP 2000) converged system and UCP HC V240, the first member of the new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC (UCP HC) line of hyperconverged solutions.
Both systems are flexible, agile and scalable for enterprises on their digital transformation journey, HDS said in a statement.
These solutions reduce cost and risk to data availability while alleviating complexity and accelerating time to value, claimed the company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd.
“We are seeing increasing demand to provide integrated systems that are reliable, trusted, and certified cost-optimal, from core to edge across the enterprise,” said Thomas Trela, HDS senior director, solutions and cloud.
“UCP HC V240 and UCP 2000 systems provide architectural options that can scale compute and storage resources while still offering simplified management for virtualisation specialists,” he added.
As digital transformation puts data at the centre of business strategy, converged infrastructures become a more critical element of corporate success, HDS said.
They provide the fastest way to deploy infrastructure that supports virtualised environments, giving IT leaders the flexibility to manage costs, enhance service delivery, meet evolving business expectations, and increase revenue it added.
The Hitachi UCP family of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions span from the core of the data centre to the edge of the network.
The new Hitachi UCP 2000 simplifies and expedites deployment of private and hybrid clouds through the delivery of a pre-tested, pre-built converged infrastructure platform.
With support for all-flash configurations, the UCP 2000 provides flexibility and scale with modular building blocks of compute, storage and networking that scale independently to run different application workloads.
Designed and tested to support multiple virtualisation environments, including VMware as certified hardware in the VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node programme, Microsoft and OpenStack, UCP 2000 provides a flexible, low-risk path to converged infrastructure and is ideal for general-purpose applications, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), databases, and test and development environments.
Hitachi UCP HC V240 is an automated, versatile and policy-driven, hyperconverged infrastructure appliance.
The system features virtual machine (VM) centric pools of capacity that are flexibly consumed based on VM-level policies that can be changed on demand, HDS said.
UCP HC V240 delivers high performance and scale without compromising simplicity and cost-effectiveness, the company claimed.
The systems help customers build a foundation for business applications and next-generation solutions with a hyperconverged infrastructure based on Intel x86 hardware and HDS value-added software.
“The Hitachi UCP is effectively, a managed, on-premises cloud-in-a-box providing single system order numbers for a wide range of configurations,” said HDS Malaysia managing director Wee Kai Teck (pic).
“The entire stack – Hitachi server, Hitachi storage, IP and SAN (Internet Protocol and storage area network) networks are pre-integrated by HDS. The network switches can be either Brocade or Cisco.
“HDS also offers VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and the SAP Hana platform licences. All other application software is sourced by customers directly from the vendor or through their partners," he added.
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