Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Case Study

Fortune 500 Retail Company


This case study of fortune 500 retail company is based on an April 2017 survey of Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“What part of implementing a private or public cloud infrastructure keeps us up at night? Networking glitches and night to outages from a service level provider.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Had challenges adopting a cloud infrastructure because it was costly to migrate / transform applications for the cloud.
  • Executives outside of IT are driving the organization to adopt cloud for the following reason:
    • To lower costs to help drive margins and increase profits
  • Agrees that the biggest challenge on their journey to adopt cloud infrastructure was that it cost more than expected.
  • Agrees that the biggest problem in having users make their own choices for cloud resources is wasted, unused resources.
  • Biggest challenges in using a mix of private and public cloud resources:
    • Optimizing costs and service levels from disparate providers
    • Keeping track of where applications are and maintaining compliance
    • Moving applications between development, test, and production
    • The complexities of managing multiple cloud and resource types
  • Difficulties in anticipating the cost of the next monthly invoice for public cloud services:
    • There are too many variations in IT users, application owners, and business sponsors
    • There are too many hidden and unexpected charges
    • An inability to align services and charges to business functions and application owners
    • It is difficult to match application utilization of cloud services with the monthly invoice

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure that the surveyed company uses:

  • Cites pay per use consumption, elasticity, and predictable pricing as the most important attribute for their IT environment.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Agrees that delivering outcome-based solutions, SLA’s, and pay per use pricing is the most important attribute for a partner to deliver digital transformation.
  • Values the Cloud’s ability to lower costs through better control and transparency.

About This Data

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