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650 Customers Surveyed

4,573 Data Points Collected

62 Published TechFacts

13 Published Charts

11 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


HUS addresses business challenges

What are the main business or technical challenges that your HUS 100 has successfully addressed?

Meeting performance requirements
62%
Scaling capacity
55%
Controlling costs
47%
Integrating a virtual infrastructure
27%
Launching new applications quickly
15%

Cost Savings and Mobility are Primary Drivers of Hitachi Storage Virtualization Use

Why did you choose to use Hitachi Storage Virtualization?

Consolidation savings
50%
Migrations and data mobility solutions
55%
Wanted to re-use existing storage
39%
Improved compliance or data protection
10%
Capacity utilization improvements
50%

Case Study: Global 500 Computer Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 computer services company is based on a October 2013 survey of Hitachi Unified Storage 100 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Achieved the following with HUS 100:
    • Met performance requirements
    • Integrated a virtual infrastructure

Use Case

  • Is storing the following applications on their Hitachi Unified Storage 100:
    • Oracle
    • File sharing
    • Backup/restore data
  • Their Hitachi Unified Storage 100 is attached to servers that are virtualized with the following:
    • VMware ESX

Results

  • Indicated that Dynamic Virtual Controllers that simplifies path management and eliminated LUN to controller assignments is the most valuable feature of HUS 100 for their environment.
  • Rated the following HUS 100 capabilities in terms of how they met expectations:
    • High performance: better than expected
    • High data availability: better than expected
    • Easy to manage: better than expected
    • Application aware backups: results were as expected
    • Energy savings: results were as expected
  • Is extremely satisfied with HUS 100.

Hitachi Dynamic Tiering Customer Testimonial

Actually 90 % of our active IO go to the FMD. This has allowed us to provide R/W IO latency of less than 1 ms on read and ~ 6 ms or less on write. Compared to the previous non-virtualized / non-tiered storage we have improved response time globally by a factor of 10 easily.

Anwar Abdullakhan, SAN & Storage Architect, CNP Assurances

Case Study: State & Local Government

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on a October 2013 survey of Hitachi Unified Storage 100 customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Achieved the following with HUS 100:
    • Met performance requirements

Use Case

  • Is storing the following applications on their Hitachi Unified Storage 100:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Microsoft SQL
    • Oracle
    • General purpose storage
    • File sharing
    • Archived data
    • Backup/restore data
  • Their Hitachi Unified Storage 100 is attached to servers that are virtualized with the following:
    • VMware ESX

Results

  • Indicated that performance monitoring and/or tuning is the most valuable feature of HUS 100 for their environment.
  • Rated the following HUS 100 capabilities in terms of how they met expectations:
    • High performance: better than expected
    • High data availability: better than expected
    • Easy to manage: better than expected
    • Application aware backups: better than expected
    • Energy savings: better than expected
  • Is extremely satisfied with HUS 100.
  • Reduced OPEX by 11 to 25% using HUS 100 compared to the previous midrange storage system.
  • Increased performance by 11 to 25% with HUS 100.

Customers Benefit from Enterprise Class Design of HUS

The main benefits we have seen are less downtime and enterprise class tools for storage configuration.

IT Professional, Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company



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