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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


Case Study: Fortune 500 Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 telecommunications services 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.

“For the most part, it is the performance and scalability which helps us consolidate and simplify management of our NAS infrastructure. "

Challenges

  • Cited that the top reasons for purchasing their Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform were to:
    • Reduce costs
    • Consolidate storage
    • Simplify data management
    • Decrease backup window
    • Support business growth expectations

Use Case

  • Main use is test/dev.
  • Deployed in conjunction with the following applications:
    • Microsoft SQL Server database
    • Oracle Applications
  • Uses the following protocols:
    • ISCSI
    • NFS
    • CIFS

Results

  • Purchased their Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform for the following reasons:
    • Performance and scalability
    • Cluster Namespace (I.e., Single Namespace)
    • Integration with Hitachi SAN Storage Arrays
  • Saved $10K compared to traditional storage alternatives.
  • Saved $7K of capital expenditures (CAPEX) by scaling capacity and I/O throughput independently.
  • Reduced Operating Expenditures (OPEX) costs by 30%
  • Increased application performance by between 20% and 30%.

Solving Data Growth in Health and Life Science Environments

67% of surveyed IT organizations solved challenges associated with explosive data growth with Hitachi BlueArc NAS.

HNAS is Ideal for Home Directories and Disaster Recovery

We use HNAS as a nfs for unix home directories, and for replication of images from primary location to secondary for DR

System Administrator, Large Enterprise Consumer Services Company

Main Uses of Hitachi NAS 3080/3090

What are the main uses of your Hitachi NAS Models 3080/3090? (Choose one)

Primary storage for files and objects: 73%
Primary storage for block-based applications (via iSCSI or FC): 9%
Secondary storage for files and objects (backup/restore, DR, etc.): 8%
Secondary storage for block-based applications (backup/restore, DR, etc.): 1%
Other: 9%

Main Uses of HDS High Performance NAS

What is the main use of your Hitachi High-performance NAS system?

Primary storage for files and objects: 57%
Primary storage for block-based applications (via iSCSI or FC): 22%
Secondary storage for files and objects (backup/restore, DR, etc.): 9%
Secondary storage for block-based applications (backup/restore, DR, etc.): 0%
Other: 13%

Case Study: Media & Entertainment Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise media & entertainment 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.

“HNAS increased our productivity and stability”

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Main use is primary storage for files and objects.
  • Deployed in conjunction with the following applications:
    • Transcoding and other custom video asset management
  • Uses the following protocols:
    • Fibre Channel (FC)
    • NFS
    • CIFS

Results

  • Chose to purchase their Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform for the following reasons:
    • Performance and scalability
    • Integration with Hitachi Software (E.g., HUR, MetroCluster, HiCommand, etc.)
  • Saved $100K compared to traditional storage alternatives.
  • Saved $100K of capital expenditures (CAPEX) by scaling capacity and I/O throughput independently.
  • Reduced Operating Expenditures (OPEX) costs by 10%
  • Increased application performance by between 10% and 20%.


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