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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Customer Review

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform:

It backends our entire virtual infrastructure and it just runs.

Would you recommend Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform?

Yes. It just runs.

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform:

We use HDS storage to service > 30% of our IaaS customers. The platform is very reliable and HDS are working closely with us to continue driving down the cost of the service, whilst innovation and high growth are also occurring.

Would you recommend Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform?

Yes. Primarily cost competitiveness and reliability. Also, HDS are becoming more and more mature in their support and delivery organization over time.

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Customer Review

3.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform:

Used as high performance storage to underpin our larger databases and systems with critical storage performance needs

Would you recommend Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform?

Yes – consistent performance

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform:

It was purchased as a replacement for our HP XP24000’s. The performance of the VSP’s is exceptional. Our data warehouses are extremely IO intensive and the VSP has performed well above the requirement.

Would you recommend Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform?

Absolutely. We recently had a data center power outage (unplanned) and the VSP protected all the LUNs and every one of our Databases were in tact and we suffered zero data loss.
Our only complaint is not with the product, but the cost of the software that is required (TsM, Replication, etc.. )

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

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform:

HDS products are solid, customer service and sales support is outstanding.

Would you recommend Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform?

Yes, The system is easy to use and deploy.

Energy & Utilities Organizations – Very Satisfied with Hitachi Enterprise Products

100% of surveyed energy & utilities organizations have been very satisfied with Hitachi enterprise products’ ability to address their organizations’ past challenges.

Nearly 90% of Telecommunications Satisfied with Hitachi Enterprise Products

87% of surveyed telecommunications services organizations have been satisfied with Hitachi enterprise products’ ability to address their organizations’ past challenges.

Government Organizations Very Satisfied

80% of surveyed government organizations have been very satisfied with Hitachi enterprise products’ ability to address their organizations’ past challenges.

Health Care Organizations – Very Satisfied with Hitachi Enterprise Products

77% of surveyed health care organizations have been very satisfied with Hitachi enterprise products’ ability to address their organizations’ past challenges.

Financial Services Agree: Hitachi Accelerated Flash Beneficial for Lowering Response Time

68% of surveyed financial services organizations agreed Hitachi Accelerated Flash is most beneficial for lowering response time.

Energy Organizations Lower Response Time with Hitachi Accelerated Flash

73% of surveyed energy & utilities organizations lowered response time with Hitachi Accelerated Flash.

Banking Organizations Purchased Hitachi Accelerated Flash for High Reliability

67% of surveyed banking organizations purchased Hitachi Accelerated Flash over a competing solution due to high reliability.

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.”

Health Care Organizations Improve Performance with Hitachi Accelerated Flash

80% of health care organizations agreed with the following statement:

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

Nearly 80% Agree: Hitachi Enterprise Solve Challenges

77% of surveyed IT organizations have been very satisfied with Hitachi enterprise products’ ability to address their organizations’ past challenges.

Superior Performance Key Value for Customers

66% of surveyed IT organizations agreed that Hitachi Accelerated Flash’s superior performance has been most valuable to them.

Hitachi Accelerated Flash Significantly Improves Performance for Customers

71% of surveyed IT organizations improved performance by 26%‐50% or more with Hitachi Accelerated Flash.

Hitachi Accelerated Flash Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Accelerated Flash:

Our Tier 1 database is pinned in Flash and our Tier 1 virtual environment is tiered to use it also.

Would you recommend Hitachi Accelerated Flash?

Yes, I would recommend Hitachi Accelerated Flash due to its performance, reliability, and scalability.

Hitachi Accelerated Flash Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Accelerated Flash:

For tier 0 for all enterprise workloads.

Would you recommend Hitachi Accelerated Flash?

Yes, it works seamlessly with our HDS systems and has greatly increased the organizations capability to run higher transaction volumes at lower response rates.

75% of Customers Give Hitachi Flash 4 Stars or Higher

4/5 Stars



75% of IT organizations gave Hitachi Accelerated Flash 4 out of 5 stars or higher.

Data Migration is Time Consuming And Disruptive

64% of surveyed IT organizations recently completed a data migration effort associated with a legacy storage device and it required a downtime and was disruptive to their environment.

Software and Automation Drive Business Agility

62% of surveyed IT organizations agree that increased infrastructure automation: Increase the agility of our data center while meeting performance SLA’s and cost reduction requirements would deliver the greatest value to their organization & solve their current challenges.

The Need For Storage System Scalability

70% of surveyed IT organizations agree that in-system scalability and meeting current and future performance and application growth requirements seamlessly would deliver the greatest value to their organization & solve their current challenges.

Hitachi Virtualization – An Enabling Strategy

83% of IT organizations agreed with the following statement:

“Virtualization is a key component to managing the growth of our datacenter, and Hitachi’s virtualization strategy enables us to meet the demands of the future.”

Over 70% of Hitachi Accelerated Flash Customer Agree:

72% of surveyed IT organizations agreed Hitachi Accelerated Flash is most beneficial for lowering response time.

Hitachi Accelerated Flash Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Accelerated Flash:

We have two production pools with a Tier 0 (HAF). One is dedicated to our primary financial app and one that is shared across our primary production applications.

Would you recommend Hitachi Accelerated Flash?

For its cost, performance and integration with Dynamic Tiering, it is THE most cost effective implementation of FLASH in our environment.

Hitachi Accelerated Flash Customer Review

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Accelerated Flash:

Increasing use to improve online database transaction response. Lifting general performance of all workloads when used as a top tier.

Would you recommend Hitachi Accelerated Flash?

Yes. Because it brings the performance of flash to Hitachi heritage of robust highly available systems for mission critical workloads that can be managed and measured from one coherent management interface.

Hitachi Accelerated Flash Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses Hitachi Accelerated Flash:

Addition of flash storage to Hitachi Dynamic Tiering pools almost instantly showed improved performance throughout the whole Virtual Storage Platform array. IO response times were down from 10ms to 1ms.

Would you recommend Hitachi Accelerated Flash?

Yes. Greatly improves IO response time performance and great for HDT pools.

70% of Hitachi Accelerated Flash Users Agree:

70% of IT organizations agreed with the following statement:

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




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