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Wide Set of Applications Benefit from Hitachi Accelerated Flash

Which applications have benefited most from Hitachi Accelerated Flash? Select all that apply.

Server virtualization
36%
Desktop virtualization or VDI
18%
Enterprise applications
37%
Database
61%
Email
8%
CRM
4%
Collaboration and office productivity
4%
Web server, hosting
6%
Other
19%

Note: this is a multiple-choice question – response percentages may not add up to 100.

Source:
Survey of 114 users of Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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Hitachi Flash Lowers Response Time

Hitachi Accelerated Flash has been most beneficial for:

Lowering response time
72%
Improving transaction rates
50%
Increasing sequential workload
21%
Meeting service level commitments
33%

Note: this is a multiple-choice question – response percentages may not add up to 100.

Source:
Survey of 86 users of Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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Lower Response Time Key to Economic Value

Hitachi Accelerated Flash demonstrated superior economic value by:

Lowering response time
44%
Increasing transaction volume
26%
Removing performance bottlenecks
37%
Reducing cost per IO
27%
Saving on space and power
17%
Delivering better quality of service
24%
Other
22%

Note: this is a multiple-choice question – response percentages may not add up to 100.

Source:
Survey of 116 users of Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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Hitachi Flash Improves Performance

Please estimate how Hitachi Accelerated Flash has improved performance.

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Greater than 50%: 29%
26%‐50%: 42%
11%‐25%: 19%
0‐10%: 10%
Source:
Survey of 59 users of Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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Superior Performance is Most Valuable

Which of the innovative features listed below for Hitachi Accelerated Flash have been the most valuable to you?

High storage density
36%
Improved data integrity
19%
Superior performance
66%
Faster data replication
18%
Other
18%

Note: this is a multiple-choice question – response percentages may not add up to 100.

Source:
Survey of 131 users of Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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Hitachi Flash for Higher Performance

Which of the following influenced your decision to purchase Hitachi Accelerated Flash over a competing solution?

Ease of upgrade
20%
Central storage management
32%
High reliability
42%
Higher performance
52%
Ability to tier storage
45%
Application integration
8%
External storage virtualization
12%
Other
23%

Note: this is a multiple-choice question – response percentages may not add up to 100.

Source:
Survey of 137 users of Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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Capacity Utilization Savings

In terms of storage media costs, with virtualized storage architecture how much have you saved through increased capacity utilization?

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Greater than 50%: 5%
26% - 50%: 31%
11% - 25%: 45%
0 - 10%: 20%
Source:
Survey of 87 users of Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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Cost Savings with Storage Virtualization

In terms of percentage of what your costs would be without it, how much have you saved through virtualization-based storage consolidation and tiering?

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Greater than 50%: 6%
26% - 50%: 32%
11% - 25%: 40%
0 - 10%: 22%
Source:
Survey of 87 users of Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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Virtualize Heterogenous Storage

What vendors' storage have you attached?

Hitachi
85%
IBM
28%
Sun/Oracle
15%
HP
24%
EMC
41%
Other
16%

Note: this is a multiple-choice question – response percentages may not add up to 100.

Source:
Survey of 92 users of Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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Storage Virtualization Use Cases

Why did you choose to use Hitachi Storage Virtualization?

Consolidation and storage tiering savings
69%
Migrations and data mobility solutions
53%
Dual-soucing savings
11%
Improved compliance or data protection
20%
Capacity utilization improvements
67%
Other
13%

Note: this is a multiple-choice question – response percentages may not add up to 100.

Source:
Survey of 93 users of Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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