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TechValidate Research on Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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1,850 Customers Surveyed

11,324 Data Points Collected

192 Published TechFacts

39 Published Charts

6 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


How Many Tiers Used?

How many tiers of storage do you use in your storage architecture?

1: 7%
2: 30%
3: 38%
4 or more: 25%

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform:

We are an MSP, and the ability to deploy high performance thin-provisioned storage is essential

Would you recommend Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform?

Yes, not only due to the reliability and performance of the unit and its improved management features, but also due to the responsiveness and calibre of the customer engineers

Case Study: Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on a March 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.

Challenges

  • Selected their Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform for the following reasons:
    • Increased performance
    • Simplification of storage management
    • Reduction in space and energy consumption
    • Ease of migration

Use Case

  • Uses the following drive types with Dynamic Tiering:
    • SSD
    • SAS 10K
    • SATA
  • Uses the following applications with Dynamic Tiering:
    • A VMware virtual server
    • Oracle
    • SAP applications
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • NAS storage

Results

  • Selected Hitachi Dynamic Tiering virtual volumes for the following reasons:
    • Data or Information Lifecycle Management (DLM / ILM)
    • Simplified management
    • Reduced storage costs
  • Found the following Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform capabilities most useful:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Tiered storage

Dynamic Provisioning with Virtual Storage Platform

71% of IT organizations reported that the capability of the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform they found most useful was dynamic provisioning.

Hitachi All-Flash Array Customer Research

How would you rate your Hitachi All-Flash-Array?

25%
19%
44%
8%
2%
2%

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


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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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