TechValidate Research on Hitachi Vantara

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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

Customers Reduce Rack Footprint Significantly with Hitachi Accelerated Flash

45% of surveyed IT organizations reduced their rack footprint by 26 – 50% or more since deploying Hitachi Accelerated Flash with Hitachi Unified Storage VM.

Hitachi Dynamic Tieirng Customer Testimonial

We now have more time for the storage personnel to deal with other activities. There is no need to constantly review file placement and as the usage patterns change there is very little that needs to be done to continue to experience the improved performance.

Senior IT Manager, Large Enterprise Banking Company

Case Study: State & Local Government


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.


  • 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


  • 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.

Hitachi Unified Storage Reduces TCO

Hitachi Unified Storage has reduced my total cost of ownership by:
Greater than 50%: 9%
26% - 50%: 23%
11% - 25%: 45%
0 - 10%: 23%

Meeting Customer Challenges with Hitachi Unified Storage

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

Meeting performance requirements
Scaling capacity
Controlling costs
Integrating a virtual infrastructure
Launching new applications quickly

Case Study: Educational Institution


This case study of a educational institution is based on a April 2013 survey of Hitachi Unified Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


  • Purchased Unified Storage VM over a competing product for:
    • Superior external storage virtualization
    • Unified storage management
    • Faster performance
    • Higher reliability
  • Solved the following critical business challenges with Unified Storage VM:
    • Increased performance
    • Enhanced data resiliency

Use Case

  • The following applications have benefited the most from Unified Storage VM:
    • Server Virtualization (VMware, RedHat, Microsoft, Citrix )
    • Desktop Virtualization or VDI (Citrix, VMware)
    • Database (Oracle, SQL Server, SAP)
    • Email (Exchange)
  • HUS VM supported the following business initiatives:
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Business intelligence/data analytics
    • Desktop virtualization/thin client
    • Business continuity/disaster recovery
    • Data center consolidation
    • Database implementation/upgrade/migration
    • Technology refresh
    • Supporting server virtualization implementation(s)


  • Saved > 50% in administration time with Unified Storage VM compared to other storage systems.
  • Increased performance by > 50% with Unified Storage VM.
  • Believes the following Unified Storage VM features have been the most valuable:
    • Automated dynamic tiering
    • Nondistruptive data migration
    • Thin provisioning

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About Hitachi Vantara

Hitachi Vantara brings cost-effective path for your digital transformation with its internet of things (IoT), cloud, application, big data and analytics solutions.

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