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TechValidate Research on Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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1,850 Customers Surveyed

11,324 Data Points Collected

202 Published TechFacts

40 Published Charts

6 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Case Study: Large Enterprise Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise professional services company is based on a February 2011 survey of Hitachi Enterprise Storage customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Lowered cost, simplified management, and led to better staff utilization.”

Challenges

  • Selected their Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform for the following reasons:
    • Lower cost of ownership
    • Simplification of storage management
    • More storage consolidation

Use Case

  • Uses the following drive types with Dynamic Tiering:
    • SSD
    • SATA
  • Uses the following applications with Dynamic Tiering:
    • Oracle
    • Microsoft Exchange

Results

  • Selected Hitachi Dynamic Tiering virtual volumes for the following reasons:
    • Simplified management
    • Reduced storage costs
  • Found the following Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform capabilities most useful:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Volume migration

Customers Expect Big Savings from Virtual Storage Platform

47% of IT organizations surveyed expect to save between 26% – 50% or more through consolidation using Hitachi storage.

47%

Increased Efficiency with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform

How much more efficient is the Hitachi storage system compared with alternatives?

Greater than 50%: 14%
Between 26 - 50%: 40%
Between 11% - 25%: 34%
0 - 10% : 12%

Hitachi All-Flash Array Customer Research

Describe what key benefits you have been able to achieve since deploying your Hitachi All-Flash-Array.

Improved application response times
68%
Better overall quality of service
64%
Easier data management
19%

Energy Companies Agree:

64% of energy & utilities organizations agreed with the following statement:

“Hitachi Accelerated Flash dramatically improved the performance of our business‐critical applications.”

Case Study: Global 500 Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 banking company is based on a January 2016 survey of Virtual Storage Platform G series with Hitachi Accelerated Flash customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“With the random workloads we put on these arrays, we need to be able to respond if an application has a spike in throughput. The fact that each array can have several hundred applications all doing different types of workloads, we need the flexibility that the accelerated flash provides.”

Challenges

  • Decided to purchase Virtual Storage Platform G series with Hitachi Accelerated Flash because they needed to:
    • Increase the transaction rates for online transactional processing (OLTP) databases
    • Reduce the response time for online analytical processing (OLAP) databases
    • Provide faster access to database indexes, log files, or temporary table spaces
    • Improve the performance of a random workload in a virtualized server environment

Use Case

  • Considered the following vendor before purchasing Virtual Storage Platform G series with Hitachi Accelerated Flash:
    • EMC

Results

  • Agrees Virtual Storage Platform G series with Hitachi Accelerated Flash exceeded expectations.
  • Reduced their datacenter footprint by 0-10% since deploying Virtual Storage Platform G series with Hitachi Accelerated Flash.
  • Rates the quality of service they’ve achieved with Virtual Storage Platform G series with Hitachi Accelerated Flash as very much improved.
  • Reduced application response time by 11-25% since deploying Virtual Storage Platform G series with Hitachi Accelerated Flash.


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About Hitachi Enterprise Storage

Today's enterprise data centers feature storage systems and storage network infrastructures from many vendors. To leverage this disparity, Hitachi virtualized tiered storage architecture consolidates heterogeneous storage solutions in a single managed set of tiered pools.

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