HDS unveils strategy for flash integration
By Digital News Asia September 4, 2012
- To incorporate new flash technology across its enterprise and midrange IT solutions
- New flash acceleration feature promises three times the performance
HITACHI Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, recently announced a multi-phased strategy to incorporate a new, original flash technology across its portfolio of enterprise and midrange IT solutions.
It plans to offer a series of integrated flash devices that will be based on a new flash memory management technology developed by Hitachi Ltd, HDS said in a statement.
Leveraging the new technology, its flash-based products will achieve greater levels of performance, scalability and capacity compared to solid-state products available on the market today, the company claimed.
HDS also announced the immediate availability of a flash acceleration feature for its Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) that enables it to achieve more than 1,000,000 random read IOPS.
This increase of approximately three times the performance of the current VSP allows customers to increase systems consolidation and virtual machine density by up to 100%.
“Up to now, the use of flash media to effectively support the demands of high-performance and time-sensitive cloud-based applications has been limited due to flash memory characteristics and controller performance,” said Johnson Khoo (pic), managing director of Hitachi Data Systems Sdn Bhd.
“The new flash memory controller designed by Hitachi lets us bring to market a series of products designed from the ground up to accelerate computing for big data and mission-critical applications and databases,” he said.
The Hitachi Data Systems flash roadmap spans across servers, storage and appliances to enable compute acceleration, caching and high-performance storage media use cases.
The foundation of this strategy is built on the new flash memory controller developed by Hitachi, Ltd with high performance and write endurance. It enables efficient flash solutions that accelerate computing for mission-critical applications requiring real-time processing, enterprise robustness, security and a small environmental footprint, HDS said.