The need for a strategic and data-driven business approach has also resulted in an unprecedented surge in the prevalence of IT companies dedicated to providing cutting-edge data solutions and services. Amidst the emergence of novel IT enterprises, one name has served customers in nearly all industries for over a century: Hitachi.
Hitachi is a multinational conglomerate that has evolved into a global leader across various industries, including electronics, industrial machinery, infrastructure, automotive systems, and more. This company has also demonstrated its prowess in developing cutting-edge IT solutions addressing various technological challenges.
In 2007, Hitachi introduced Vantara, intending to help customers to achieve positive outcomes by tapping into the full potential of their data. Vantara quickly emerged as a leader in enterprise and big data due to excellent performance and management tools.
The Vantara storage line continues to evolve, bringing the technology and performance that made Hitachi a leader in the enterprise and big data spaces into the small and medium business markets with all-flash and hybrid solutions at all price points and also provides a platform for businesses to explore data storage, analytics, data ops, IoT, and cloud capabilities
Instead of creating and maintaining your own servers at high cost to your business, consider Amazon Simple Storage Solutions (S3). Amazon S3 works at an object level. It is scalable to store any amount of data, and it is accessible anytime on demand. With strong access controls, cost-effective storage options, and industry-leading data availability and storage, Amazon S3 can work for any size of business.
There are several storage classes within Amazon S3, all offering excellent durability and security for your data. For general purpose storage, S3 Standard and S3 Intelligent-Tiering offer low cost, low latency storage. If you access your data less frequently but still require rapid access, S3 Standard-IA or S3 One Zone-IA offers high availability storage at low costs. AWS also offers storage for archived data based on the required availability: S3 Glacier Instant Retrieval, S3 Glacier Flexible Retrieval, or S3 Glacier Deep Archive.
AWS offers serverless storage through the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS), allowing you to build and configure your shared file systems quickly and easily. Amazon EFS is optimized to handle the majority of applications and features high availability and extreme durability for your data. With scalable, agile storage that grows and shrinks with your needs, Amazon EFS reduces costs by ensuring that you only pay for what you use. In addition, Amazon EFS will automatically move your rarely-accessed files to lower cost storage. Amazon EFS is your solution if you need to quickly and easily share data with no management required.
Amazon FSx is a fully Windows-compatible storage system with high availability, default backups for all files, and automatically updated hardware patches and provisioning. If you rely on a Windows-based file server that is reaching capacity or is nearing end-of-life, Amazon FSx may be the solution for you. Amazon FSx offers low latency, guaranteed performance, and industry-leading security for your business files.
In addition to working seamlessly with Windows File Server, Amazon FSx offers storage for NetApp ONTAP, Open ZFS, and Lustre. Simply choose the system you already use and your data can be transferred seamlessly to your new cloud-based file system. With Amazon FSx, you only pay for what you use, eliminating the need to invest thousands in on-site storage in favor of pay-per-use storage with Amazon FSx.
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) low latency, high performance block storage for use with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Amazon EBS supports SSD-based or HDD-based volume types and includes encryption for your data, both in-flight and at rest. As always, Amazon EBS is a cost-effective, scalable, and easy to use. Amazon EBS supports service levels that specialize in everything from highly available, low latency block storage to very low cost, durable storage for archived data blocks.
Amazon File Cache offers a unified view of your files, regardless of storage location. You can link physical servers, Amazon FSx, Amazon S3, or other cloud datasets within the Amazon File Cache. This low-latency cache makes it easier to process your file data by presenting a cohesive look at everything you have linked to the Amazon File Cache.
Hitachi Vantara helps businesses to protect and manage data through different processes. These include data backup, recovery, replication, archiving, governance, and storage virtualization. Hitachi designs solutions to help businesses manage, secure, and protect their data.
Its most prevalent data protection and management product, the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), is a scalable, secure, and intelligent object storage solution that empowers businesses for data governance, mobility, and analytics across cloud and on-premises environmenCompaniessses can also explore the Hitachi Data Instance Director, a copy and management solution that helps to streamline data copies and backups.
Aside from data protection and management, Hitachi Vantara also provides data storage solutions that address various storage needs, from traditional storage to more advanced infrastructures.
Hitachi offers a Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) that presents high-performance, scalable, and resilient storage arrays for large-scale data storage needs. This product combines hybrid and all-flash storage systems to deliver high performance, availability, and efficiency for any workload. Businesses can opt for a more balanced data storage solution like Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS)
Hitachi also offers solutions for data analytics and insights as part of its offering. With these solutions, businesses can extract valuable insights from their data, enabling informed decision-making and driving business growth. Hitachi Vantara’s analytics encompasses various tools, platforms, and services, one being the Pentaho.
Pentaho serves as a comprehensive data integration and business analytics platform that enables organizations to access, prepare, blend, and analyze data from any source. Businesses seeking an IoT platform can engage with Lumada, a product that helps businesses to streamline the management of IoT devices, data, and other applications.
Hitachi Vantara offers cloud services to help organizations leverage cloud computing capabilities for various purposes, including data storage, management, analytics, and more. With these cloud services, businesses can scale their operations, enhance agility, and utilize cloud-based resources.
Organizations can explore Vantara’s cloud offerings through the Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC), a cloud infrastructure service that provides flexibility and scalability for various workloads. Aside from HEC, Hitachi also offers a range of cloud-based solutions, including storage-as-a-service and backup-as-a-service.
Keeping up with modern trends, Hitachi Vantara provides users with a converged infrastructure solution integrating several components into a unified system. It also offers a hyper-converged infrastructure, leveraging software-defined technology for better agility and flexibility.
The Unified Compute Platform (UCP) is Hitachi’s comprehensive infrastructure solution that combines computing, storage networking, and managing components into a unified architecture. This product provides businesses with a pre-validated, scalable, and optimized platform for deploying several workloads.
Finally, Hitachi Vantara’s infrastructure management and automation solution combines several tools, platforms, and services that organizations can use to monitor, control, and automate various aspects of their IT environment.
Hitachi Vantara achieves this process through its Automation Director, a software solution that provides tools to automate and simplify hybrid cloud environments. This platform allows administrators to create, modify, and execute service templates that define storage configuration and operations.
Data has become a significant driving force behind innovation, efficiency, and productivity. As organizations strive to navigate the complexities of the digital era, Hitachi Vantara rises as an invaluable partner, offering a comprehensive array of data solutions encompassing storage, management, analytics, and more. With a legacy of over a century, you can trust Hitachi to provide innovative solutions that help harness your data's full potential.
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