Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud changes the game for enterprise cloud deployment

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced three new ways to improve and accelerate digital transformation initiatives. Current market offerings lack flexibility and choice for customers, forcing IT to face on their own a gauntlet of obstacles and dead ends.

To address this, Hitachi Data Systems has introduced: Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC), Management Automation Strategy, and enhancements to Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) 2000 and UCP HC for organisations that want to transform and modernise their IT infrastructure with economical and open converged and hyperconverged systems.

The application-specific, ready-to-use HEC platform combines pre-engineered, pre-built service catalogs with a dedicated converged platform, software and HDS- and/or partner-delivered services, helping users reduce operational costs and accelerating private and hybrid cloud deployments. Available now, the first instantiation of the HEC family, Hitachi Enterprise Cloud with VMware vRealize Suite leverages the VMware vRealize Air Cloud Management Platform™ (CMP). The solution is available on or off premises in a traditional acquisition model or a usage and outcome-based managed cloud solution.

"Hitachi's announcement today is a great example of the VMware vRealize platform accelerating the cloud journey for the enterprise. Hitachi Enterprise Cloud with VMware vRealize Suite is built with first-class server and storage infrastructure. The platform creates a powerful on-ramp for our mutual customers to leverage VMware vRealize Suite as their cloud management platform in order to lower operational costs and increase business agility." - Rob Smoot, vice president, Product Marketing, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware.

"Intelligence, agility and customer-centricity are the three main business imperatives in the drive toward digital transformation and IT has a pivotal role to play in its success or failure. Driving to greater infrastructure agility to deliver on those imperatives is a challenge for IT teams. The automation and simplified management stipulated in the Hitachi Management Automation Strategy are central to meeting those challenges," Says Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research.

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