As an Elite Partner of Hitachi Vantara, we’ve completed several Hitachi Content Platform implementations recently, and object-based storage has played an integral part.
The big three public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) have made object-based storage the primary platform to run their data centers. It’s the least expensive storage technology besides tape, and since it’s based on the REST protocol, it’s also the easiest to manage.
Internal IT departments are taking notice and actively adopting object storage technology as well.
In fact, Hitachi’s Content Platform (HCP) was recently recognized by IDC as a leader in the MarketScape Report for Object Storage. A few of the features and achievements that IDC recognized include:
- A successful track record for over 10 years. In particular, IDC recognized the flexibility to build configurations based on either software-only or hardware-based access nodes, storage types, and public cloud services.
- Hardware and software enhancements. HCP addresses economically-priced, highly-scalable storage up to 497PB in a single cluster, thin provisioning based storage efficiencies, Active Directory-based data accessibility, flash storage support, and cloud storage flexibility.
- Visibility and control of digital assets in private, hybrid, or public cloud configurations. HCP offers this with the data protection needed across diverse data centers and customer sites.
- Deployment flexibility. This spans software only, appliances, and managed services as well as the support for a variety of primary storage technologies.
- Enhanced workforce productivity. HCP provides this through performant collaboration, site and data availability, and geo-distribution of data services.
- A singular platform for backup and archival, data mobility, cloud, and big data storage. This includes support for traditional and cloud protocols like NFS, SMB/CIFS, HTTP/REST, Amazon S3, and OpenStack Swift.
- Compliance with stringent regulatory and governance standards. This is based on immutability, auditing, data durability, and a number of data protection features and options.
HCP is poised to deliver a complete end-to-end portfolio to address what is being called the 3rd Platform – social, mobile, cloud, and big data. The business transformation inherent with the 3rd Platform is placing pressure on businesses to handle the unprecedented data growth it creates and Hitachi Ventara’s HCP object-based storage solution is up to the challenge.