HDS rolls out new private cloud services and enhancements
By Digital News Asia October 23, 2013
- An effective path to the private cloud would be through a series of steps
- Open architecture lets customers choose how they approach the cloud
HITACHI Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, has announced new private cloud services and portfolio enhancements that it said would help organisations transform their businesses and enable IT to get more from the private cloud.
“With the new private cloud services and portfolio enhancements, we continue to help customers leverage and manage their resources for maximum return while at the same time enforcing the security mechanisms they need to keep their content safe,” said HDS Malaysia managing director Wee Kai Teck (pic).
An effective path to the private cloud would be through a series of steps, HDS said in a statement.
The first would be to consolidate resources into a smaller, more efficient data centre footprint. The second would be to leverage virtualisation technologies to create on-demand pools of compute and storage resources. The third step would be automate IT management and provisioning processes for simplified management and administration.
Adding self-service capabilities completes what is needed to build a true private cloud, HDS argued.
These steps form a new private cloud enablement methodology that builds a reliable, secure, flexible foundation for service-based delivery, the company said in its statement.
“Today, our customers need fast access to applications to drive revenue, security for their valuable intellectual property, and cost-effective services,” said Miki Sandorfi, vice president of solutions and cloud at HDS.
“HDS private cloud solutions and services deliver exactly that – the most virtualised and responsive, secure and trusted, open and cost-effective private cloud – via an open architecture that’s flexible and lets our customers choose how they approach the cloud,” he claimed.
The new HDS private cloud offerings include cloud transformation consulting and transition services that are part of a new cloud enablement methodology.
The private cloud offerings also offer a cloud automation suite to Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP), reference architectures with Cisco for UCP Select, and new data security capabilities on Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS VM and HUS).
The offerings provide complete virtualisation of the environment, better data security, and a more open environment, HDS claimed. These three capabilities help organisations leverage and manage their resources for maximum return while enforcing the security mechanisms they need to keep their content safe.
The portfolio enhancements include the Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) VM and Hitachi Unified Storage 150 controller-based encryption, which provide flexible data protection and private cloud security.
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