HDS’ integrated and secure mobility technologies for ‘business-defined IT’
By Digital News Asia June 26, 2014
- HCP portfolio increases workforce productivity, enables secure hybrid cloud mobility
- M’sian verticals targeted include financial services, manufacturing, telco and govt
HITACHI Data Systems Corporation (HDS) has announced in Malaysia a new set of technologies in the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio that are designed to address the top demands businesses are placing on their IT organisations.
These demands include a need for extended workforce mobility, and increased productivity from anywhere, anytime and from any device, the wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd said in a statement.
As large enterprises transition from traditional IT to private clouds, and from pure on-premise IT to a hybrid cloud, the HCP portfolio also offers the ability to tier data to a public cloud without sacrificing visibility or control of data, HDS said.
The new portfolio consists of HCP, Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere (HCP Anywhere), and Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI).
The new release of HCP introduces adaptive cloud tiering, a feature that allows organisations to intelligently and automatically move data to and from a choice of leading public clouds from Google, Amazon and Microsoft, based on changes in demand and policies set by the organization, HDS said.
This capability lets IT create a secure hybrid cloud that has the keys to true cloud mobility, complete with a balanced approach to security and cost. It does so by controlling what data is kept in-house and what is housed in the public cloud.
With the added elements of HCP Anywhere and HDI, all user-oriented file services can be delivered in the most user-friendly way possible to balance the security and governance requirements of IT, HDS claimed.
In addition, new capabilities synchronise data across multiple active sites for improved productivity, faster access, and streamlined business continuity.
“For today’s IT organisation, it’s critical to deliver technology strategies and solutions in tight alignment with business priorities,” said HDS Malaysia managing director Wee Kai Teck (pic).
“We recognise that at HDS, and it’s something we call Business-Defined IT,” he said.
HDS said that Business-Defined IT is a model in which business leaders and IT leaders jointly develop business and technical goals for a more technology-enabled business.
“Today’s increasingly disparate and mobile workforces require trusted data mobility from the data centre to the cloud, across a diverse array of devices, machines, sensors and other IP-enabled (Internet Protocol) data sources,” said Wee.
“Hitachi Content Platform is the most tightly integrated, seamless and secure data mobility offering available today that is applicable to various verticals in Malaysia including financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications and the government,” he added.
Tightly integrated with HCP, the latest releases of HCP Anywhere and HDI give organisations the tools for a more productive mobile and remote workforce by ensuring always-on, secure access to data from any IP-enabled device, including mobile phones, tablets, and remote company locations – all while remaining secure and affordable.
HCP Anywhere also acts as a single point of control for user sync and share, and remote office/ branch office file services.
As a result, mobile workforces can be productive in almost any setting, whether it’s in different company locations with roaming home directories, or any point in between, with file sync and share, HDS said.
HCP, HCP Anywhere and HDI are available as software-only offerings.
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