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Hitachi Vantara Introduces Unified Hybrid Cloud Data Platform


In a move to streamline data handling across hybrid and multicloud infrastructures, Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has unveiled the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform One.

This innovative platform offers a seamless integration of structured and unstructured data in various storage formats, enabling versatile application deployment both on-site and in public clouds.

Shifts in Data Management

With the evolution of generative AI, cloud advancements, and a boom in enterprise data, organizations are undergoing significant operational and innovative changes. 

Recent studies spotlight the strain these technologies put on infrastructure, revealing a majority of business leaders grappling with vast data quantities. An Uptime Institute survey further underscored these challenges, noting that most data center operators faced outages in recent years.

Unified Approach to Data

The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform One proposes a straightforward method for managing large-scale, mission-critical workloads.

This platform presents a unified architecture that aspires to manage these challenges through a comprehensive control plane and data fabric spanning various storage mediums, all governed by an AI-enabled software stack. 

This strategy could equip businesses with a reliable data foundation, enhancing data accessibility and consumption.

Stakeholder Insight

Dan McConnell, senior vice president, product management for storage and data infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara, commented:

"Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform One marks a significant milestone with our infrastructure strategy. The emphasis on reliability, security, and sustainability augments its potential impact for our customers."

Mauro Guzelotto, vice president of cloud services, T-Systems North America, said:

"Hitachi Vantara’s Virtual Storage Platform One heralds the next step in sustainable infrastructure, ensuring reliability and simplicity at scale across a spectrum of applications and data types."

Ashish Nadkarni, Group Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC, added:

"Consolidating their entire storage portfolio into one platform, Hitachi Vantara showcases a pivotal transformation, offering substantial data accessibility for organizations navigating data management complexities."

Hitachi Vantara previously announced a new hybrid cloud solution collaboration with Microsoft to increase business agility.