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Hitachi Data Systems placed Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, today announced that Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 with Hitachi Accelerated Flash achieved an SPC-1 Result that dramatically exceeded any prior submission of the real-world emulating SPC-1 benchmark – piercing the two million SPC-1 IOPS ceiling for the first time.

Built specifically for the most demanding enterprise-class workloads in both standalone and converged environments, the Hitachi VSP G1000 all-flash configuration allows organisations to maximize return on their investments in flash technology while accelerating application performance, maximizing server virtualization environments, and enabling extreme-performance private cloud deployments.

Given the abundance of often unsubstantiated vendor claims regarding storage-performance, Hitachi is proud to provide audited, third-party performance results so customers can better plan, build and manage high-performance environments. SPC-1 performance testing is designed to demonstrate a system’s performance capabilities for workloads such as business critical applications and OLTP environments.

Achieving an SPC-1 Result of 2,004,941.89 SPC-1 IOPS™, an all-flash VSP G1000 leapt to the front of the performance pack with more than 60 percent greater throughput and one-third the full-load response time of even specialised, niche DRAM-based systems. Against typical enterprise competition, not only was the system significantly faster, but it was the first enterprise storage system to achieve SPC-1 Price-Performance of US$1.00/SPC-1 IOPS™.

To better understand the VSP G1000 hardware and Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System (SVOS) functional capabilities, other third-party assessments are necessary. Gartner provides such analysis within its Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, High-End Storage Arrays. For the second year in a row, Hitachi VSP technology tied for the highest overall product score for every analysed use-case, including overall, consolidation, OLTP, server virtualization and VDI, analytics and cloud. Hitachi Data Systems has also been placed as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays, 2014 report[2].

“This latest SPC-1 Result further demonstrates our commitment to provide industry-leading flash-based technologies, as well as the superiority of the Hitachi VSP G1000 architecture and our SVOS flash optimisation engineering,” said Sean Moser, senior vice president, global portfolio and product management at Hitachi Data Systems. “More and more, customers are asking for application and server virtualization acceleration with less disruption and risk to their environment. With Hitachi VSP G1000, we can start customers down the path toward a private cloud with confidence, unified management and performance to spare.”

Customer Benefits

•             Greater Productivity: Sustained 333 percent more business transactions than the previous Hitachi VSP with all-flash.

•         Increased Efficiency: 60 percent reduction in application response-time compared with prior Hitachi VSP with all-flash, allowing support for more users and applications. 25 percent more workload per drive compared with prior Hitachi VSP with all-flash.

About Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 provides the always-available, agile and automated foundation needed for a trusted continuous-cloud infrastructure. Powered with Hitachi global storage virtualization, its new software capabilities unlock IT agility and enable the lowest storage TCO.