Hitachi Data Systems has launched new private cloud services and portfolio enhancements that will help organisations transform their businesses and enable IT to get more from private cloud.
HDS gives customers faster access to applications, better control over their data and cost-effective flexibility with its more virtualised, open and secure approach to private cloud. With HDS, companies effectively transform into efficient, agile services-defined IT organisations.
An effective path to the private cloud is a series of steps. The first is to consolidate resources into a smaller, more efficient data centre footprint. Second, leverage virtualisation technologies to create on-demand pools of compute and storage resources. Third, automate IT management and provisioning processes for simplified management and administration. Adding self-service capabilities completes what is needed to build a true private cloud. These steps form a new private cloud enablement methodology that builds a reliable, secure, flexible foundation for service-based delivery.
"Today, our customers need fast access to applications to drive revenue, security for their valuable intellectual property, and cost-effective services," said Miki Sandorfi, vice president, Solutions and Cloud, Hitachi Data Systems.
"HDS private cloud solutions and services deliver exactly that - the most virtualised and responsive, secure and trusted, open and cost-effective private cloud - via an open architecture that's flexible and lets our customers choose how they approach the cloud. Hitachi Data Systems private clouds do all of this without obligation or compromise."
New Hitachi Data Systems private cloud offerings include cloud transformation consulting and transition services that are part of a new cloud enablement methodology. The offerings provide complete virtualisation of the environment, better data security, and a more open environment. These capabilities help organisations leverage and manage their resources for maximum return while enforcing the security mechanisms they need to keep their content safe.
The private cloud solutions use an open architecture that includes a storage, compute and network infrastructure layer, APIs, open interfaces and protocols needed to work with management and orchestration frameworks. They also offer portals and global services required to build, deploy, and manage private clouds. With all of these capabilities, organisations can bring best-of-breed technologies and frameworks into their cloud environment for access to the functionality they want, and to allow them to avoid vendor lock-in:
Modernising the data centre for the private cloud with Hitachi Data Systems can bring customers significant savings: up to 70% faster deployment than traditional approaches, up to 40% less opex per month, and security on all platforms.
HDS Managed Services provide private cloud as a service and drive the IT transformation of private cloud with a compute and storage pay-per-use consumption model that is driven by service levels and includes all hardware, software, and services. A partner network helps extend the value of these solutions with their skills in industries, applications, and data centre infrastructures. The solutions deliver incremental services opportunities, including consulting, integration, and solutions support. HDS customers and partners have endorsed Hitachi Data Systems private cloud solutions.