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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.”

Hitachi Storage Virtualization Customer Testimonial

Hitachi Virtualization with Hitachi Dynamic Tiering (HDT) has allowed us to “set it and forget it”. In other words, it has automated the process of making tiered storage efficient. We are able to trust Hitachi Virtualization with HDT to put pages on the best storage available to it, and we can save expenses. We no longer need to use storage administrators time to decide about data they don’t often know about and no longer need to migrate it when they have guessed wrong.

IT Manager, Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

Saving on Storage Consolidation and Tiering Costs with Hitachi Virtualization

78% of surveyed IT organizations have saved 11% – 25% or more on costs with virtualization-based storage consolidation and tiering.

Solving Consolidation and Storage Cost Challenges

69% of surveyed IT organizations chose Hitachi Storage Virtualization solutions for consolidation and storage tiering savings.

Rationalize Data Protection with Storage Virtualization

By consolidating all modular arrays behind the VSP, we can easily view our storage usage and manage replication from a single view.

Storage Administrator, Federal Government

Leverage SSD with Dynamic Tiering

Hitachi Dynamic Tiering allows us to effectively use small pools of SSD. In addition, we can enable faster access to portions of archived data that experience heavier than average access rates.

Storage Administrator, Large Enterprise Food Company

Simplify Administration with Dynamic Tiering

Hitachi Dynamic Tiering simplified administration of storage arrays and saved us around 30% on maintenance costs.

Storage Administrator, S&P 500 Financial Services Company

Optimize with Dynamic Tiering

Only the workloads that really require that performance are on tier 1. Dynamic tiering helps us keep our environment optimized.

IT Director, Global 500 Computer Software Company

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

Automate Operations with Dynamic Tiering

Hitachi Dynamic Tiering allows for performance adjustments with no down time and minimal planning time.

Storage Administrator, Large Enterprise Food Company

Rock Solid Recovery and Compliance

72% of surveyed IT organizations reported that storage virtualization from Hitachi resulted in improved and more reliable data compliance and protection capabilities and processes.

Reduce Storage Complexity with Dynamic Tiering

The storage looks after itself, the data is where it needs to be to get best value out of my storage resources and I don’t need downtime or staff to manually move data around if business needs change.

IT Architect, Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Dynamic Tiering Delivers Automation

Automation is always better, faster, and ultimately cheaper than manual with Hitachi.

IT Vice President, Global 500 Electronics Company

Improve Performance with Dynamic Tiering

With Storage Virtualization and Dynamic Tiering performance has more than doubled in terms of average response times across the estate.

IT Architect, Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Hitachi Dynamic Tiering with VMware

90% of surveyed IT organizations use a VMware virtual server with Dynamic Tiering.

Rationalize Compliance and Data Protection

Hitachi storage virtualization improved our disaster recovery process by virtualizing lower cost storage and still have it accessable and manageable. It’s made migration between Tiers a non-event.

Storage Administrator, Large Enterprise Insurance Company

Simplify with Storage Virtualization

Storage virtualization has simplified management as we’ve grown. Also, it has allowed us to migrate from external arrays as they come off maintenance without impact to users.

IT Architect, Large Enterprise Insurance Company




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