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Why Organizations Choose Hitachi Data Systems for Virtualization: Reducing Storage Cost

52% of IT organizations chose Hitachi Storage Virtualization to reduce storage costs.

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Survey of 206 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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Why IT Organizations Choose Hitachi Data Systems for Virtualization

63%

63% of IT organizations chose Hitachi Storage Virtualization to consolidate and simplify.

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Survey of 206 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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Reducing Storage Costs with Virtualization from Hitachi Data Systems

44% of IT organizations reduced storage cost per unit by 11% to 25% or more by taking advantage of externally virtualized storage.

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Survey of 98 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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IT Organizations Increase Storage Utilization with Hitachi Data Systems

56% of IT organizations increased storage utilization between 26% and 40% or more with virtualized storage.

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Survey of 127 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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Customer On The Value Of Virtualizing with Hitachi Data Systems

“What can I say? The future is now and with Hitachi we are on our way.”

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IT Systems Analyst, Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company



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Customer Quote: Ease of Migration with Hitachi Data Systems

“Ease of migration when turning over enterprise storage, using existing storage to its fullest potential”

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IT Professional, Medium Enterprise Computer Hardware Company



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Indispensable Flexibility with HDS Virtualization

“The ability to move the storage between frames gives us ultimate flexibility. I could not image running our environment without.”

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IT Director, Large Enterprise Media & Entertainment Company



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Advantages of Moving Data with Hitachi Data Systems

“With Hitachi Data Systems VSP/USP-VM, we now have the ability to move all data in the background. I can manage growth and expiring technology without having end users affected, without administrative organizational time bloats and without placing a huge amount of stress on my storage administrators.

I don’t have to have my storage admins, server admins and end users working all hours of the day and night to get this huge data beast moved from the old farmhouse to a new condo.
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IT Director, Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company



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Virtualizing with Hitachi Data Systems: Performance and Reliability

“Hitachi storage virtualization has helped us achieve our goals of being able to virtualize several major Tier-1 applications.

We also achieved the performance and reliability that was expected by the Tier-1 applications that were migrated from a physical environment to a virtual environment."

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IT Director, Fortune 500 Insurance Company



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Customer Quote: Virtualizing with Hitachi Data Systems

“Hitachi virtualization actually works as advertised, unlike many others.”

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IT Architect, Large Enterprise Financial Services Company



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Customer Quote: Virtualizing with Hitachi Data Systems

“Hitachi virtualization has provided 100% uptime.

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Senior IT Architect, Medium Enterprise Media & Entertainment Company



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Customer Quote: Virtualizing with Hitachi Data Systems

" Hitachi storage virtualization has helped us significantly reduce cost, increase storage utilization and realize greater efficiencies with positive ROI."

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Senior IT Architect, Global 500 Banking Company



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Reducing the purchase price of storage

72% of IT organizations reduced storage cost per unit by 26% or more by taking advantage of externally virtualized storage.

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Survey of 97 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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Virtual Storage Platform Delivers with Environmental Benefits

“All companies wish for a cleaner, greener cost savings. HDS delivers on this.”

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IT Director, Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company



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Customer Quote - Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform

“Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform is a single solution that is able to work with all other vendors, including legacy systems. Money is tight and no one can afford to replace everything so a system that seamlessly fits into our needs as we grow into the new world is the solution for us.
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IT Director, Large Enterprise Insurance Company



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Environmental benefits achieved with Hitachi

“With Hitachi, we reduced our data centers power, and cooling from our hosting services. We hope to achieve our company strategy for an environmentally friendly storage infrastructures.”

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IT Architect, Large Enterprise Retail Company



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Customer Quote : Virtual Storage Platform

“We have used Hitachi Data Systems storage for many years so we are with you on this green journey. The benefits from our perspective is lower power consumption and better use of space.”

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IT Manager, Large Enterprise Banking Company



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Commitment to Green Initiatives Important to Customers

61%

61% of IT organizations agreed with the following statement:

Hitachi’s commitment to green storage initiatives influenced our decision to do business with them.

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Survey of 139 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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Customers Agree on the value of VSP

86%

86% of IT organizations agreed with the following statement:

My organization believes investing in Hitachi Data Systems energy-efficient storage technologies will reduce costs and improve data centers, with quicker ROI and bottom-line benefits.

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Survey of 138 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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82% of Customers Expect Savings through VSP

82%

82% of IT organizations surveyed expect to save between 11% or more through consolidation using Hitachi storage.

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Survey of 92 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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Customers Expect Big Savings from Virtual Storage Platform

47%

47% of IT organizations surveyed expect to save between 26% – 50% or more through consolidation using Hitachi storage.

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Survey of 92 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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81% Saving on Energy with Virtual Storage Platform

81%

81% of IT organizations achieved 11% or more in energy savings with their HItachi storage system.

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Survey of 47 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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Customers Saving Big on Energy with VSP

51% of IT organizations achieved 26% – 50% or more in energy savings with their HItachi storage system.

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Survey of 47 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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Organizations More Efficient with Virtual Storage Platform

88%

88% of IT organizations stated that Hitachi storage system is 11% or more efficient than alternatives.

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Survey of 65 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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More Efficient with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform

54%

54% of IT organizations stated that Hitachi storage system is between 26% or more efficient than alternatives.

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Survey of 65 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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Customers Concerned with Power and Cooling

81%

81% of IT organizations surveyed reported that the cost to power and cool the system is important to their purchasing decision.

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Survey of 137 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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Hitachi Virtualization Support Valuable

71%

71% of IT organizations reported that Hitachi support for virtualization of external storage is valuable or better.

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Survey of 143 users of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform



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IT Architect Values Storage Virtualization

A large enterprise computer services company reported that Hitachi support for virtualization of external storage is extremly valuable.

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Senior IT Architect, Large Enterprise Computer Services Company



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Storage Virtualization in Government

A state & local government reported that Hitachi support for virtualization of external storage is extremely valuable.

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Senior IT Architect, State & Local Government



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Storage Virtualization Extremely Valuable

A Global 500 energy & utilities company reported that Hitachi support for virtualization of external storage is extremely valuable.

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Storage Administrator, Global 500 Energy & Utilities Company





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