Hitachi offers cloud services for firms

Dubbed ‘Agile Cloud Services’, Hitachi’s offering is said to be comprehensive and simple, integrating block, file and content into a single virtualised pool.
Briefing reporters, Hitachi Data Systems Chief Strategist (File & Content Services) Miklos Sandorfi said this makes it easier for enterprises and service providers to bring all their IT resources into cloud environment and provision it to their users.
“Our platform can be used for both external and internal clouds and would cover all our product portfolio,” he added.

The Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) which was announced as part of the company’s cloud offering, provides security, reliability and multi-tenancy for cloud infrastructure. The platform’s significant aspect is the support extended to host of protocols and third party technologies, eliminating need to refresh legacy systems to fit into cloud environment.

He said with demand for storing mounting unstructured data among businesses growing organisations may find cloud to be a right kind of solution. Since the platform is dynamic, we charge them according to the utilisation which can be managed through a single software across the devices, he said adding data protection capability would be ideal for small and medium businesses, who do not have necessary infrastructure for back up.

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