Hitachi Data Systems plans to offer new integrated flash devices

Infotech Lead Asia: Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) is planning to offer a series of integrated flash devices.

The flash devices are based on a new flash memory management technology developed by Hitachi.

The new flash technology offers the following:

  • Raises the scalability limit of VSP by up to 3 times.
  • Lowers I/O response time by up to 65 percent.
  • Enhances Hitachi Dynamic Tiering and flash device value.

The new technology enables VSP customers to see 2 times more performance with typical OLTP workloads.

HDS also launched flash acceleration feature for its enterprise solution, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) that enables it to achieve more than 1,000,000 random read IOPS.

This increase of approximately 3 times the performance of the current VSP allows customers to increase systems consolidation and virtual machine density by up to 100 percent, defer capital expenses and operating costs, and improve quality of service for open systems and virtualized applications.

“Up to now, the use of flash media to effectively support the demands of high-performance and time-sensitive cloud-based applications has been limited due to flash memory characteristics and controller performance. These conditions have forced customers to make compromises in cost, capacity and resilience,” said Roberto Basilio, vice president, Infrastructure Platforms Product Management, Hitachi Data Systems.

“Hitachi Data Systems strategy of incorporating flash as a part of end-to-end data management is an obvious difference from, and likely advantage over, many of the point-product flash offerings that are appearing in the market today,” said Mark Peters, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.

The Hitachi Data Systems flash roadmap spans across servers, storage and appliances to enable compute acceleration, caching and high-performance storage media use cases. The foundation of this strategy is built on the new flash memory controller developed by Hitachi.

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