TechValidate Research on Hitachi Content Platform

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765 Customers Surveyed

4,223 Data Points Collected

199 Published TechFacts

37 Published Charts

38 Published Case Studies

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Hitachi Content Platform: Scalable to Suit All Needs

How much storage capacity have you used on Hitachi Content Platform?

Average Response by Company Size:

Educational Institution
490 TB
140 TB
Fortune 500
54 TB
Global 500
449 TB
Large Enterprise
400 TB
Medium Enterprise
88 TB
2 TB
S&P 500
181 TB
Small Business
20 TB
State & Local
300 TB
Overall Average
277 TB

Hitachi Content Platform Case Study

Public Consulting Group


This case study of Public Consulting Group is based on a December 2015 survey of Hitachi Content Platform customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Hitachi Content Platform:

  • Deployed their Hitachi Content Platform in a private cloud – HCP maintains all data onsite.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Hitachi Content Platform that the surveyed company uses:

  • Types of workloads supported by your Hitachi Content Platform:
    • Archiving
    • Cloud Storage
    • Remote/branch office file services
    • File sync & share / collaboration
  • Interface used for connecting to Hitachi Content Platform:
    • WebDAV
    • SMB/CIFS
  • HDS technologies used with Hitachi Content Platform:
    • Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere
    • Hitachi Content Platform S10 or S30
    • Block storage (such as HUS or VSP family)
    • File storage (such as HNAS)
  • Type of data protection used in your HCP:
    • HCP based replication


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Hitachi Content Platform:

  • How the Hitachi Content Platform has demonstrated value:
    • Modernized user file services
    • Simplified IT at remote or branch offices
    • Mitigated Shadow IT
    • Automated data management
  • The following are the most valuable capabilities of Hitachi Content Platform:
    • Reliability/availability for meeting SLAs
    • Policy-based data management to automate operations
    • Scalability to support hundreds of PB and billions of objects
    • Advanced metadata capabilities for search and business intelligence
    • Visibility and control of content across the data lifecycle
    • Lower TCO compared to traditional file storage
    • Data security to prevent leaks, loss and theft
    • Flexibility to support various applications and storage types

HCAP Payback Period Statistic

55% of organizations with Hitachi Content Archive Platform systems reported a payback period of 18 months or less.


Regulatory Compliance Customer Testimonial

What aspect of regulatory compliance keeps you up at night?

We are constantly being trained regarding regulatory compliance issues and we are all committed to working on it.

Business Professional, Large Enterprise Banking Company

Case Study: Large Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company


This case study of a large enterprise aerospace & defense company is based on a March 2009 survey of Hitachi Content Platform customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


  • Cited that the top reasons for purchasing their Hitachi Content Archive Platform were:
    • Consolidate storage
    • Meet performance and Quality of Storage Service Level Agreements
    • Move data from higher tiers of storage
    • Replication capabilities

Use Case

  • Consolidated 60 TBs of storage in their Hitachi Content Archive Platform
  • Deployed their Hitachi Content Archive Platform in conjunction with the following applications:
    • Email archiving
    • Custom applications


  • Achieved payback period of 12 months
  • Manage 50 TBs or more with one person using their Hitachi Content Archive Platform.
  • Moved 70% of primary storage content to their Hitachi Content Archive Platform.

Select which applications are archived with your Hitachi Content Archive Platform

Email Archiving
File System Archiving
Electronic Content Management Platform
Imaging Software
Business Intelligence / Reporting
Video Archving Application
Custom Applications

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About Hitachi Content Platform

Hitachi Content Platform is a distributed object store that provides advanced storage and data management capabilities to help address challenges posed by ever-growing volumes of unstructured data.

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