Hitachi Data Systems currently voiced a latest midrange storage line which allows entrance to both retard as well as file-based interpretation by a singular government interface.

In addition, HDS voiced an ascent to a Hitachi Command Suite program giving admins a holistic perspective of all HDS storage platforms, together with a Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, a Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) as well as a latest Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) form line.

“We’re perplexing to yield a craving commercial operation a one view, no make a difference what,” pronounced Sean Moser, clamp boss of program platforms during HDS.

Similar to EMC’s VNX form line as well as NetApp’s Fabric Attached Storage (FAS), a HUS form line is an evolutionary step brazen in which it uses existent HDS record knitted together by software.

HDS is regulating a SiliconFS File System from a acquisition of BlueArc final fall as a network-attached storage (NAS) front end. SiliconFS provides a single, one storage government console which lets applications servers entrance interpretation around CIFS, NFS as well as iSCSI protocols.

There have been 3 models of HUS formed upon capacity. The HUS 150 has a limit genius of 3 petabytes with up to 960 drives. The HUS 130 can reason up to 756TB as well as a HUS 110 has a limit genius of 360TB.

Compared to a midrange predecessor, a AMS line, HUS is 3 times faster in consecutive reads as well as writes as well as has twice as most serviceable capacity. It can take up to 1,024 snapshots per record complement as well as up to 128,000 snapshots per full installed cluster. It can additionally emanate incomparable volumes. A record upon HUS can grow to 256TB underneath a singular name space contra 100TB upon an AMS system.

The HUS form line additionally supports object-based interpretation – interpretation stored with searchable metadata — by an object-based record complement which automatically adds metadata for any record as well as enables programmed tiering as well as migration, quick record snapshots as well as clones, faster riposte over WAN as well as quick interpretation searches.

HUS supports Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), a virtualized intent store with law metadata, as well as provides regulatory compliance. HCP can share HUS genius with record as well as retard applications from a same storage pool.

The form additionally uses Hitachi’s Dynamic Provisioning — a skinny provisioning algorithm — to grow record as well as retard storage as focus needs grow, expelling a sequence to over-provision storage to safeguard focus uptime.

HUS additionally migrates record as well as retard interpretation between opposite tiers of storage, such as solid-state drives as well as SAS as well as SATA tough drives in sequence to safeguard a top opening for mission-critical data.

Pricing for a HUS line starts during $ 22,700. For that, a customer gets a box which usually handles block-level data, though which can have a NAS conduct combined to it for destiny file-level interpretation use.

The starting cost for a one complement with both file- as well as block-data entrance is $ 52,000. That covers a bottom hardware, software, designation as well as 36 months of program maintenance.

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