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TechValidate Research on Hitachi NAS Platform

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483 Customers Surveyed

3,437 Data Points Collected

89 Published TechFacts

16 Published Charts

16 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


HNAS for Primary Storage

59% of IT organizations main use of their Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform is primary storage for files and objects.

59%

Hitachi NAS 3080/3090 Ranks High in Key Areas

Rate the following in terms of how differentiated the Hitachi NAS Platform 3080/3090 is compared to other storage vendors.

S Excellent S Very Good S Fair S Poor S Very Poor

Performance
Scalability
Available Service/Support
Reliability
ROI

Case Study: Large Enterprise Computer Services Company

Introduction

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

“HNAS streamlined administration with increased throughput”

Challenges

  • Cited that the top reasons for purchasing their Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform were to:
    • Consolidate storage
    • Decrease backup window
    • Meet disaster recovery objectives through data replication
    • Support business growth expectations

Use Case

  • Main use is primary storage for block-based applications (via iSCSI or FC).
  • Deployed in conjunction with the following applications:
    • Microsoft SQL Server database
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft Sharepoint
    • Oracle Applications
  • Uses the following protocols:
    • ISCSI
    • CIFS

Results

  • Purchased their Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform for its integration with Hitachi SAN Storage Arrays
  • Reduced Operating Expenditures (OPEX) costs by 23%
  • Increased application performance by between 20% and 30%.

HNAS with Oracle

36% of IT organizations use the their Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform in conjunction with Oracle Applications.

36%

Key Capabilities of Hitachi High-performance NAS

Which two Hitachi High-performance NAS system capabilities influenced your purchase decision the most?

Performance and scalability
79%
Intelligent Storage Tiering (HSM/ILM)
32%
Cluster Namespace (I.e., Single Namespace)
32%
Integration with Hitachi SAN Storage Arrays
63%
Integration with Hitachi Software (E.g., HUR, MetroCluster, HiCommand, etc.)
26%
Integration with Hitachi Data Discovery Suite and Hitachi Content Archive Platform
11%

Case Study: Global 500 Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 banking company is based on a October 2009 survey of Hitachi NAS Platform customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“In conjunction with vmware esx we are able to save time and reduce costs for testing new software by building virtual machines in a few hours rather then a few weeks. "

Challenges

  • Cited that the top reasons for purchasing their Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform were to:
    • Consolidate servers
    • Consolidate storage
    • Support business growth expectations

Use Case

  • Main use is secondary storage for files and objects (backup/restore, DR, etc.).
  • Deployed in conjunction with the following applications:
    • Oracle Applications
    • VMware vSphere
  • Uses Fibre Channel (FC) to interface with HNAS

Results

  • Purchased their Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform for the following reasons:
    • Performance and scalability
    • Integration with Hitachi SAN Storage Arrays
  • Saved $50K compared to traditional storage alternatives.
  • Saved $20K of capital expenditures (CAPEX) by scaling capacity and I/O throughput independently.
  • Reduced Operating Expenditures (OPEX) costs by 25%
  • Increased application performance by between 20% and 30%.


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