Hitachi AMS 2000 Midrange Storage Platform Family
SYDNEY & AUCKLAND, March 25, 2009 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today announced its next-generation midrange storage platform, the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2000 Family, achieved overall best-in-class Storage Performance Council (SPC-1™) benchmark results for a midrange storage system.
In SPC-1 benchmark testing, the Hitachi AMS 2500 achieved the fastest throughput results among all midrange storage competitors with dual controllers. With an impressive throughput result of 89,491.81 SPC-1 IOPS™ and an 8.98 millisecond average response time, the Hitachi AMS 2500 provides the best performance and response times for key business applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL, Oracle, SAP or any other online transactional processing application, allowing users to more effectively scale their workloads at a best-in-class price point.
The Hitachi AMS 2100 achieved among the best SPC-1 Price-Performance ratio in its class at $5.95/SPC-1 IOPS™, bringing high performance to a new affordable price level and allowing customers to realise a lower total cost of ownership. With companies scrambling to find ways to manage data growth without increasing storage expenses or performance penalties, this impressive price-performance ratio reiterates Hitachi’s continued efforts to help customers establish a path towards optimising their storage environment. This results in greater return on their storage asset investments and lower overall power and cooling consumption.
"This latest benchmark is impressive and demonstrates that Hitachi will continue to deliver exceptional value to support customer IT infrastructures, both today and in the future,” said Tony Palmer of ESG Lab. “Hitachi’s AMS 2000 Family delivers the type of performance required to satisfy both the growing storage environments and dynamic application requirements of today’s midrange customers.”
In October 2008, Hitachi announced the next-generation of midrange storage platforms, the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2000 Family. With an emphasis on operational efficiency, this series delivers several times the performance compared to prior generations, and also offers storage consolidation for iSCSI, NAS and Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) connections. The AMS Family is comprised of three models: the Hitachi AMS 2100, the Hitachi AMS 2300, and the Hitachi AMS 2500. The entire portfolio of midrange storage systems meets the benchmarking standard "Five 9's" of availability.
The Hitachi AMS 2000 Family has many advanced features such as Symmetrical Active/Active Controllers with Dynamic Load Balancing, SATA/Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Backplane for maximum configuration flexibility, “Spin down; Spin up” Power Savings Feature, and is optimised for Virtual Server Environments.
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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation provides Services Oriented Storage Solutions that enable heterogeneous storage to be dynamically provisioned according to business needs and centrally managed via industry-leading Hitachi storage virtualisation software. With over 4,000 employees, and as an integral part of the Hitachi Storage Solutions Group, Hitachi Data Systems delivers storage infrastructure platforms, storage management software, and storage consulting services through direct and indirect channels in over 170 countries and regions. Its customers include nearly 60-percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.hds.com.
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