Hitachi Data Systems Enables Integrated Server-to-Storage Virtualisation
Targets Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in Virtualised Environments
SYDNEY & AUCKLAND, May. 6, 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 a new end-to-end server-to-storage virtualisation initiative to drive efficiencies across virtualised environments. To support this strategy, Hitachi Data Systems also announced two important business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for virtual environments – Hitachi Storage Cluster for Microsoft Hyper-V, and Hitachi Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (announced April 14).
“Hitachi Data Systems helps customers extend the benefits of virtualisation beyond the physical server,” said Mark Bowker, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “With the introduction of Hitachi Storage Cluster for Microsoft Hyper-V and Hitachi Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, Hitachi not only demonstrates this end-to-end capability but also its ability to integrate across virtualisation platforms. Hitachi’s advances in business continuity and disaster recovery help customers quickly see the value of virtualisation extended throughout the IT infrastructure.”
Separately, server and storage virtualisation enable many important benefits such as resource consolidation, improved performance, improved data protection, high availability, and improved utilisation. Together, server-to-storage virtualisation can help organisations optimise performance, minimise planned and unplanned downtime and importantly, extend data protection to additional applications and data types, helping them save money. As the undisputed storage virtualisation leader with more than 11,000 virtual controllers shipped worldwide, coupled with market-proven system-based replication technologies including Hitachi Universal Replicator and Hitachi TrueCopy software, Hitachi Data Systems is uniquely able to bridge the gap between server and storage infrastructures in customers' data centers. Hitachi Data Systems integrated end-to-end virtualisation solutions helps customers achieve significant improvements in operational efficiency and overall cost savings.
“Business continuity and disaster recovery are increasingly critical requirements, but in today’s difficult economic climate, preventing business downtime is absolutely essential,” said
“Hitachi Storage Cluster for Microsoft Hyper-V combines the key platform capabilities of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 including high availability through Microsoft Multipath I/O, server virtualisation and clustering with the rich platform capabilities of Hitachi storage virtualisation and system-based replication,” said Dai Vu, Director of Virtualisation Solutions, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft Corp. “Customers are adopting Microsoft virtualisation software across datacenters and desktops, along with integrated physical and virtual management tools so they have a holistic view of their entire environment. Working with Hitachi Data Systems, Microsoft customers can use intelligent storage, data protection, high availability and site recovery capabilities so they can realise the full value of virtualisation.”
The second generation of Hitachi Storage Replication Adapter for
“At a time when customers are forced to stretch their budgets farther and farther, the
To find out more about the Hitachi Data Systems end-to-end virtualisation strategy, please visit:
o Enterprise Strategy Group whitepaper: www.hds.com/assets/pdf/hitachi-infrastructure-virtualization-brief-by-esg.pdf
o Hu’s Blog http://blogs.hds.com/hu
o Christophe’s Corner: http://blogs.hds.com/christophe/.
To learn more about the new Hitachi Storage Cluster for Microsoft Hyper-V please visit www.hds.com/go/hyperv
For more information on Hitachi Storage Replication Adapter for VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, please visit www.vmware.com/products/srm/.
To learn how customers can economise their storage with Hitachi’s storage efficiency solutions, please visit www.hds.com/solutions/resource-centers/storage-economize
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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 virtualistion 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 the top 100 companies on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.hds.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT/TSE: 6501), headquartered in
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