TechValidate Research on Content Platform

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Regulatory Compliance Customer Research

Top 4 Regulatory Compliance Challenges Organizations Face

When considering your organization’s responsibilities to regulatory compliance, what are the relevant challenges you are facing today?

Constantly evolving business and data models
67%
Mitigating data security or integrity risks and their associated fines
60%
Timely responses to regulatory inquiries
60%
Meeting existing regulatory compliance requirements (GDPR, MiFID 2, etc)
47%

Applications Connected to HCP

How many applications are connected to HCP?

1: 24%
2-5: 39%
6-10: 17%
11-15: 5%
More than 15: 15%

Most Valuable Capabilites of HCP

What do you feel are the most valuable capabilities of Hitachi Content Platform?

Reliability/availability for meeting SLAs
53%
Scalability to support hundreds of PB and billions of objects
45%
Flexibility to support various applications and storage types
41%
Policy based data management to automate operations
40%
Data security to prevent leaks, loss and theft
34%
Lower TCO compared to traditional file storage
29%
Visibility and control of content across the data lifecycle
29%
Advanced metadata capabilities for search and business intelligence
21%
Other
12%

Simplify Day to Day IT Operations with HCP

How has the Hitachi Content Platform simplified day to day IT operations?

Modernized user file services
39%
Consolidated data silos
37%
Ensured compliance
37%
Automated data management
35%
Streamlined backup
33%
Simplified IT at remote or branch offices
24%
Mitigated Shadow IT
13%

Objects Stored in HCP System

How many objects do you store in your HCP system?

1 billion or more: 21%
10,000,001 - 100,000,000: 32%
1,000,000 - 10,000,000: 22%
500,001 - 1,000,000: 8%
1 - 500,000: 16%

Why Customers with Large Data Sets Choose Hitachi Content Platform

What were the key reasons for choosing Hitachi Content Platform?

Cost reduction
73%
Simplified access to data
36%
Agility to support private/hybrid cloud
18%
Secured access to corporate data
45%
Simplified data management
55%
Enabled storage efficiency (compression, single instancing, better utilization)
45%

Why Customers Choose Hitachi Content Platform

What were the key reasons for choosing Hitachi Content Platform?

Cost reduction
52%
Simplified access to data
36%
Agility to support private/hybrid cloud
10%
Secured access to corporate data
48%
Simplified data management
48%
Enabled storage efficiency (compression, single instancing, better utilization)
55%

Large Datasets Leading Customers to Trusted, Local Hybrid Clouds

Which of the following deployment models are you most interested in using for your HCP?

Private Cloud - HCP maintains all data in an onsite private cloud: 67%
Hybrid Cloud - HCP tiers approved data to a trusted local cloud Service Provider: 33%

Customers Embracing Hybrid Cloud

Which of the following deployment models are you most interested in using for your HCP?

Private Cloud - HCP maintains all data in an onsite private cloud: 76%
Hybrid Cloud - HCP tiers approved data to the public cloud (e.g., Amazon S3, Azure, Google, etc.): 7%
Hybrid Cloud - HCP tiers approved data to a trusted local cloud Service Provider: 18%

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
Federal
140 TB
Fortune 500
54 TB
Global 500
449 TB
Large Enterprise
400 TB
Medium Enterprise
88 TB
Non-profit
2 TB
S&P 500
181 TB
Small Business
20 TB
State & Local
300 TB
Overall Average
277 TB

Hitachi Content Platform is Ideal for a Variety of Use Cases

Please tell us what projects or initiatives are supported on your Hitachi Content Platform. (Select all that apply.)

Archiving
55%
Backup reduction/elimination
31%
Big data
30%
Cloud storage
26%
Metadata management
12%
Remote office/brand office file services
7%
File synchronization and sharing
31%
Other
20%

Over 70% of Users Meeting and Exceeding Requirements with Hitachi Content Platform

Please rate how Hitachi Content Platform addressed the above initiatives.

Excellent, met all requirements and provided many additional benefits: 19%
Good, met all requirements and provided some additional benefits: 53%
Acceptable, met all requirements, no additional benefit: 19%
Fair, met the key requirements, no additional benefit: 5%
Poor, did not meet expectations: 5%

Object Storage: Delivering Business Value for a Variety of Projects

Please tell us what projects or initiatives brought you to consider Hitachi Content Platform.

Archiving
45%
Backup reduction/elimination
27%
Big Data
43%
Cloud storage
20%
Regulatory compliance
24%
Metadata management
6%
Other
24%

Hitachi Content Platform: Recommended by Customers for a Variety of Uses

Please tell us what projects or initiatives brought you to consider Hitachi Content Platform.

Archiving
57%
Backup reduction/elimination
22%
Big Data
48%
Cloud storage
22%
Regulatory compliance
35%
Metadata management
9%
Other
17%

Hitachi Content Platform: Virtualized Object Store Supports Multiple Tenants in One System

How many different workloads, or ‘tenants’, do you have running in your Hitachi Content Platform?

1: 38%
2-5: 31%
6-10: 14%
11-25: 0%
26 or more: 17%

Hitachi Content Platform: Multitenant, Multipurpose Storage

How many tenants do you have within your Hitachi Content Platform?

1: 38%
2-5: 31%
6-10: 14%
11-25: 0%
26 or more: 17%

Hitachi Content Platform: Multiprotocol, Multipurpose Storage

What protocol(s) do you use to connect to your Hitachi Content Platform?

HTTP
59%
NFS
52%
CIFS
52%
SMTP
15%
WebDAV
7%
Other
11%

Hitachi Content Platform: ROI at Any Size

How much data do you have in your Hitachi Content Platform?

1PB or more: 30%
501-999TB: 5%
251-500TB: 8%
101-250TB: 8%
51-100TB: 13%
26-50TB: 8%
11-25TB: 15%
1-10TB: 15%

Hitachi Content Platform Benefits IT Organizations of All Sizes

How much total capacity do you have for your Hitachi Content Platform?

1PB or more: 24%
501-999TB: 6%
251-500TB: 9%
101-250TB: 9%
51-100TB: 21%
26-50TB: 9%
10-25TB: 9%
Less than 10TB: 15%

Hitachi Content Platform Supports Private Clouds of Any Size

How much data do you have in your Hitachi Content Platform private cloud?

1PB or more: 25%
501-999TB: 0%
251-500TB: 0%
101-250TB: 13%
51-100TB: 13%
26-50TB: 13%
11-25TB: 13%
1-10TB: 25%

Hitachi Content Platform Delivers Value for IT Departments of All Sizes

How much data do you have in your Hitachi Content Platform?

1PB or more: 29%
501-999TB: 4%
251-500TB: 4%
101-250TB: 11%
51-100TB: 11%
26-50TB: 7%
11-25TB: 14%
1-10TB: 21%

CAPEX Savings with the Hitachi Content Platform

Please estimate how much capital expenditures (CAPEX) on higher tiered storage upgrades, expansion or net new platforms you were able to defer with the Hitachi Content Platform.

Average Response by Job Function:

Engineer
$1 K
IT Specialist
$300 K
Line of Business Manager
$600 K
Senior IT Manager
$2000 K
Storage Administrator
$250 K
Overall Average
$400 K

CAPEX Savings with the Hitachi Content Archive Platform Across Company Size

Please estimate how much capital expenditures (CAPEX) on higher tiered storage upgrades, expansion or net new platforms you were able to defer with the Hitachi Content Archive Platform.

Average Response by Company Size:

Large Enterprise
$467 K
Medium Enterprise
$417 K
Small Business
$100 K
Overall Average
$400 K

Data Protection Use with the Hitachi Content Platform

How many data protection copies of objects do you keep? (What DPL setting do you use?)

2: 67%
3: 12%
4: 4%
Other: 17%

What percentage of data in your Hitachi Content Platform is replicated?

76-100%: 45%
51-75%: 10%
26-50%: 14%
1-25%: 6%
0%: 25%

How many sites do you replicate to with your Hitachi Content Platform?

Replication to one site: 46%
Replication to multiple sites: 18%
No need for replication: 16%
No access to a second location : 3%
Insufficient resources: 7%
Other: 10%

Challenges Solved With Hitachi Content Platform

Which of the following challenges has deploying HCP helped you solve?

Reduced tape-based backups
47%
Generated revenue from storage services
13%
Supported compliance and litigation
40%
Delivered longer-term content preservation for archival reference
40%
Other
7%

Deferred CAPEX Purchasing with Hitachi Content Platform

By implementing the Hitachi Content Archive Platform, estimate (in Thousands of US dollars) how much capital expenditures (CAPEX) on higher tiered storage upgrades, expansion or net new platforms you were able to defer?

Average Response by Industry:

Computer Hardware
$417 K
Electronics
$100 K
Industrial Manufacturing
$501 K
Telecommunications Services
$400 K
Overall Average
$400 K

How much of your unstructured content on primary storage is static and not frequently accessed or used?

75% or more: 0%
51-75%: 23%
26-50%: 37%
10-25%: 20%
Don't know: 20%

What were the top three purchasing drivers for buying your Hitachi Content Archive Platform?

reduce costs
44%
meet compliance regulations
50%
secure sensitive data
48%
consolidate storage
47%
meet a compressing backup window
8%
meet performance and QoS SLAs
21%
support business growth expectations
27%
achieve better management economies of scale
32%
move data from higher tiers of storage
35%



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