June 26, 2014
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) has announced a new set of technologies in the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio that it says are designed to address the top demands businesses are placing on their IT organizations: a need for extended workforce mobility, and increased productivity from anywhere, anytime and from any device.
As large enterprises transition from traditional IT to private clouds, and from pure on-premises IT to a hybrid cloud, the HCP portfolio also offers the ability to tier data to a public cloud without sacrificing visibility or control of data, the company said in a release.
The portfolio consists of HCP, Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere (HCP Anywhere), and Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI).
The new release of HCP introduces adaptive cloud tiering, a concept that allows organizations to intelligently and automatically move data to and from a choice of leading public clouds from Google, Amazon and Microsoft based on changes in demand and policies set by the organization.
“It is imperative for today’s organizations to give their business users as much flexibility as possible in doing their jobs,” said Marcel Escorcio, regional vice president and general manger of Hitachi Data Systems Canada. That means enabling them to take advantage of secure mobile solutions whenever and whenever possible.”
Integrated with HCP, the latest releases of Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere and Hitachi Data Ingestor give organizations the tools for a more productive mobile and remote workforce by ensuring always-on, secure access to data from any IP-enabled device, the company said in a release.
HCP Anywhere also acts as a single point of control for user sync and share, and remote office/branch office file services. As a result, mobile workforces can be productive in almost any setting, whether it’s in different company locations with roaming home directories, or any point in between, with file sync and share.
HCP, HCP Anywhere and HDI are available as software-only offerings and support the shift toward software-defined architectures and something the company calls Business-Defined IT, a model in which business leaders and IT leaders jointly develop business and technical goals.
This shift is increasing, according to a recent IDC study that found that 48% of business leaders now influence the technology buying process. The findings identified how IT organizations can adapt to and benefit from the shift by effectively partnering with lines of business (LOB) to ensure technology solutions solve specific, measurable business problems.
“For today’s IT organization, it is critical to deliver technology strategies and solutions in tight alignment with business priorities,” said Brian Householder, chief operating officer, Hitachi Data Systems. “Today’s increasingly disparate and mobile workforces require trusted data mobility from the data center to the cloud, across a diverse array of devices, machines, sensors and other IP-enabled data sources.”