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Hitachi All-Flash Array Customer Research

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

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

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%

Hitachi All-Flash Array Customer Research

Please rate the level of improvement in Quality of Service that you have achieved with your Hitachi All-Flash-Array.

Significantly improved
34%
Very much improved
34%
Improved
25%
Did not experience any change
8%

Hitachi All-Flash Array Customer Research

Please prioritize the features with 1 being most important, and 5 being least important in your selection process for an All-Flash-Array.

S 1 - most important S 2 S 3 S 4 S 5 - least important

Performance
Availability
Ease of management and automation
File or “Unified” capability (in addition to block)
Enterprise features (ie. Clustering, VMware VVOL -virtual volume support)

Hitachi All-Flash Array Customer Research

Which Applications have benefited the most from your Hitachi All-Flash-Array?

Server Virtualization (VMware, RedHat, Microsoft, Citrix)
72%
Database (Oracle, SQL, SAP)
70%
ERP (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft)
26%
CRM (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Salesforce.com)
23%
Email (Exchange Server)
21%
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
21%
Analytics applications
13%
Web Server hosting / Home directory
9%
Collaboration and Office Productivity (SharePoint, MS Office)
8%

Hitachi All-Flash Array Customer Research

Why did you choose a Hitachi All-Flash-Array over competitive products?

Hitachi’s reputation for enterprise reliability
63%
Hitachi offered a lower price
52%
Hitachi outperformed the competitor
33%
Hitachi offered better application integration
17%

Hitachi All-Flash Array Customer Research

What business challenges drove your purchase of a Hitachi All-Flash-Array?

Increased performance
89%
Reduced space and energy consumption
50%
Increased data availability
46%
Lower cost of ownership
41%
Array consolidation
30%
Enhanced data resiliency
26%
Disaster Recovery
24%
Simplified management
24%

VSP G series Solves Key Business Challenges

What were the most critical business challenges VSP Gx00 series helped your organization solve?

Lowered cost of ownership
35%
Increased performance
52%
Enhanced data resiliency
20%
Simplified storage management
40%
Increased data availability
34%
Consolidated more storage
36%
Reduced space and energy consumption
32%
Easier data migration
24%
Disaster Recovery (site to site)
24%

Purchase Criteria for VSP F series

What were the reasons for purchasing the Virtual Storage Platform Gx00 Series?

Superior external storage virtualization
29%
Lower capital expense
29%
Lower operational expense
24%
Unified storage management
32%
Faster performance
55%
Higher reliability
50%
Best product service & support
37%
Better return on investment
16%

Primary Use of VSP G series with Hitachi Accelerated Flash

Use cases driving enterprise deployment of flash storage

Increasing the transaction rates for online transactional processing (OLTP) databases
55%
Reducing the response time for online analytical processing (OLAP) databases
54%
Providing faster access to database indexes, log files, or temporary table spaces
55%
Improve the performance of a random workload in a virtualized server environment
59%
Improving the boot time of virtualized desktops
18%
Improving the response time for virtualized desktop applications
27%

Consolidating resources while reducing complexity and cost is key among the Global 500

Which of the following represents a critical area of focus for your organization this year?

Consolidating growing heterogeneous data & storage
70%
Reducing storage management complexity
57%
Building and deploying a secure cloud environment
17%
Reduction of OPEX and CAPEX costs
39%

Wide Set of Applications Benefit from Hitachi Accelerated Flash

Which applications have benefited most from Hitachi Accelerated Flash? Select all that apply.

Server virtualization
36%
Desktop virtualization or VDI
18%
Enterprise applications
37%
Database
61%
Email
8%
CRM
4%
Collaboration and office productivity
4%
Web server, hosting
6%
Other
19%

Hitachi Flash Lowers Response Time

Hitachi Accelerated Flash has been most beneficial for:

Lowering response time
72%
Improving transaction rates
50%
Increasing sequential workload
21%
Meeting service level commitments
33%

Lower Response Time Key to Economic Value

Hitachi Accelerated Flash demonstrated superior economic value by:

Lowering response time
44%
Increasing transaction volume
26%
Removing performance bottlenecks
37%
Reducing cost per IO
27%
Saving on space and power
17%
Delivering better quality of service
24%
Other
22%

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%

Superior Performance is Most Valuable

Which of the innovative features listed below for Hitachi Accelerated Flash have been the most valuable to you?

High storage density
36%
Improved data integrity
19%
Superior performance
66%
Faster data replication
18%
Other
18%

Hitachi Flash for Higher Performance

Which of the following influenced your decision to purchase Hitachi Accelerated Flash over a competing solution?

Ease of upgrade
20%
Central storage management
32%
High reliability
42%
Higher performance
52%
Ability to tier storage
45%
Application integration
8%
External storage virtualization
12%
Other
23%

Capacity Utilization Savings

In terms of storage media costs, with virtualized storage architecture how much have you saved through increased capacity utilization?

Greater than 50%: 5%
26% - 50%: 31%
11% - 25%: 45%
0 - 10%: 20%

Cost Savings with Storage Virtualization

In terms of percentage of what your costs would be without it, how much have you saved through virtualization-based storage consolidation and tiering?

Greater than 50%: 6%
26% - 50%: 32%
11% - 25%: 40%
0 - 10%: 22%

Virtualize Heterogenous Storage

What vendors’ storage have you attached?

Hitachi
85%
IBM
28%
Sun/Oracle
15%
HP
24%
EMC
41%
Other
16%

Storage Virtualization Use Cases

Why did you choose to use Hitachi Storage Virtualization?

Consolidation and storage tiering savings
69%
Migrations and data mobility solutions
53%
Dual-soucing savings
11%
Improved compliance or data protection
20%
Capacity utilization improvements
67%
Other
13%

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 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%

Virtual Storage Platform Provides Real Business Value

What were the reasons for purchasing your Virtual Storage Platform over competing products?

Lower cost of ownership
40%
Increase performance
73%
Enhance data resiliency
7%
Simplify storage management
60%
Increase data availability
27%
Consolidate more storage
20%
Reduce space and energy consumption
33%
Ease of migration
47%
Other
7%

Customers Rank Hitach High for Support for Virtualization of External Storage

How would you rate Hitachi support for virtualization of external storage?

Excellent: 32%
Very good: 40%
Good : 20%
Fair: 5%
Poor: 2%

Decreasing Storage Cost per Unit with Virtualization From Hitachi Data Systems

By what percentage did your storage cost per unit go down by taking advantage of externally virtualized storage?

More than 41% : 6%
Between 26% and 40%: 28%
Between 11% and 25%: 38%
Less than 10%: 29%

Hitachi Storage Virtualization decision criteria

On a scale of 1 to 5, how important was each of the following in your decision to incorporate virtualized external storage in your IT architecture?

S 5 =Extremely important S 4 = Very important S 3 = Important S 2 = Not important S 1 = Not a factor

Ease of migration
Leverage current assets
Dual vendor sourcing strategy
Reliability
Consolidation & simplification

Reclaiming Existing Capacity with Virtualization from Hitachi Data Systems

By what percentage did your storage utilization improve with Hitachi virtualized storage?

Greater than 41% : 19%
Between 26% and 40%: 37%
Between 11% and 25%: 33%
Less than 10%: 10%

Heterogeneous Storage Virtualization

What storage vendors have you attached using Hitachi storage virtualization?

Hitachi
81%
EMC
23%
IBM
18%
Sun/Oracle
15%
HP
19%
Other
5%

Hitachi Storage Virtualization addresses today’s IT challenges

Why did you choose to use Hitachi Storage Virtualization?

Consolidate and simplify
63%
Reduce storage costs
52%
Leverage existing investments in infrastructure
41%
Access low cost storage
22%
New functionality on old storage
25%
Other
11%



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