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TechValidate Research on Hitachi Enterprise Storage

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1,803 Customers Surveyed

11,054 Data Points Collected

192 Published TechFacts

37 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

VSP G series with Hitachi Accelerated Flash Improves Virtual Servers

59% of surveyed IT organizations purchased Virtual Storage Platform G series with Hitachi Accelerated Flash to improve the performance of a random workload in a virtualized server environment.

Hitachi Flash Improves Performance

Please estimate how Hitachi Accelerated Flash has improved performance.

Greater than 50%: 29%
26%‐50%: 42%
11%‐25%: 19%
0‐10%: 10%

Global 500 Media & Entertainment company optimizes with Dynamic Tiering

We’re now able to utilize cheaper disk for large sequential workloads and faster, more expensive, disk for random workloads and systems requiring higher performance on-demand.

Storage Administrator, Global 500 Media & Entertainment Company

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

Hitachi Dynamic Tiering – Solves Real World Problems

Why did you decide to use Hitachi Dynamic Tiering virtual volumes?

Data or Information Lifecycle Management (DLM / ILM)
36%
Simplified management
73%
Improved performance
45%
Reduce storage costs
82%
Automatic tiering of monolithic database
36%


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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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