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Hitachi Unified Storage 100 Family

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Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) 100 family is an evolution in universally managing block, file and object data (with Hitachi Content Platform), without compromising performance, scalability or cost efficiency. A highly efficient unified architecture allows organizations to satisfy growth requirements and meet business goals while simplifying operations, reducing the total cost structure and quickly adapting to changing storage environments. When combined with Hitachi Command Suite management software, HUS enables optimized and agile data infrastructure.

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.0
  • XenServer 6.0.2
  • XenServer 6.1
  • XenServer 6.5

Compatibility

  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

Hitachi Unified Storage is the only family of midrange platform storage that can consolidate and manage block, file and object data on a central platform.

Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) 100 family is an evolution in universally managing block, file and object data (with Hitachi Content Platform), without compromising performance, scalability or cost efficiency. A highly efficient unified architecture allows organizations to satisfy growth requirements and meet business goals while simplifying operations, reducing the total cost structure and quickly adapting to changing storage environments. When combined with Hitachi Command Suite management software, HUS enables optimized and agile data infrastructure.

Unified Storage provides a balanced approach to scalability that extends investments further. Capacity of a single system can grow to nearly 3PB while performance can increase linearly and to industry leading heights. Scale the capacity of data sets with MegaLUNs up to 128TB and file systems up to 256TB. Remotely copy all data without limits.

HUS is a fast midrange storage system available for both block and file access, enabling organizations to achieve performance goals at the lowest possible price. High-end storage functionality, such as auto-tiering, is available with HUS to facilitate automated placement of data for high performance at the low cost.

Now all data can be provisioned, managed and archived throughout its lifecycle, consistently and efficiently. HUS promotes faster and easier provisioning of storage for both block and file requirements within virtualized environments, and it provides application-aware data protection for both virtualized and nonvirtualized server environments. Block storage is accomplished through high-performance, dynamic virtual controllers that simplify provisioning, path management and performance optimization. Hitachi Unified Storage uses Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning to pool file and block storage with maximum flexibility. File storage relies on a unique, hardware-accelerated, object based file system using custom FPGAs, which support  intelligent file tiering and migration, and virtual NAS functionality, without impeding performance or scalability.

HUS is built on Hitachi reliability for at least 99.999% data availability requirements, with complete system redundancy, hot swappable parts, better data protection and dynamic virtual controllers. Intelligent automation for failover, load balancing, tiering and migration keeps storage operations up and running at optimal performance. Additional data recovery and protection tools allow for application-aware recovery, simpler backup, restore, failover and consistency across copies, reducing business risk, downtime and migration concerns. HUS supports a myriad of operating systems, data types, and storage and server environments, and provides integrated solutions for Microsoft and Oracle environments.

Features

Harness Data Growth Demands

  • Scale system capacity to nearly 3PB without affecting performance.
  • Meet performance requirements with a lower investment in storage.
  • Automatically correct performance issues and provision more quickly with Hitachi Dynamic Virtual dual controllers.
  • Use Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning to pool and grow file and block storage for maximum flexibility without capacity limitations.
  • Leverage 256TB file systems and a single name space to reduce administrative effort.

Lower total Cost Structure

  • Control rising capital and operational costs with efficient unified architecture.
  • Consolidate file, block and object data for extensive cost savings.
  • Simplify operations for all data types with one interface and consistent workflows.
  • Streamline administration with integrated setup and management.
  • Spend less time managing storage and focus on the business.
  • Deploy and manage a predictable, scalable and flexible Microsoft environment.

Meet Service Level agreements (SLas)

  • Meet SLAs with 99.999% data availability and advanced management tools.
  • Deploy storage solutions that have been validated for application integration.
  • Manage storage from an application management portal.
  • Manage all Hitachi storage products from a unified interface.
  • Perform system maintenance without interrupting host I/Os.

Reduce Downtime and Business Risk

  • Dynamically manage replication and backup.
  • Replicate data without limits.
  • Meet data security compliance regulations at an affordable cost.
  • Utilize crash consistent snapshots for application-aware backup, recovery and failover.