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Hitachi Unveils New capabilities for Digital Transformation at VMworld 2016

Blog Post created by Hu Yoshida Employee on Aug 25, 2016

Hitachi will unveil significant new capabilities at VMworld 2016, August 28 to September 1 in Las Vegas to help customers realize the full power of digital transformation.




One of the objectives of digital transformation is to accelerate cost efficiency and time to market by rethinking operations and process. Converged and hyper-converged systems are key enablers for this.


Hitachi’s Unified Compute Platform (UCP) has been fully integrated with VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform to automate network functions and improve security. Hitachi has expanded their OEM agreement with VMware to include NSX for use with Hitachi UCP.


VMware and Hitachi will feature this in a breakout session where the presenters will fully virtualize SAP Business Warehouse Powered by HANA and extend this reference architecture to cover virtual networks and software defined storage and cover the rationale and specific use case behind VMware NSX micro-segmentations for mission-critical architectures.”


The SDDC: Full Stack on vSphere 6.0 SAP Business Warehouse Powered By HANA, NSX, vRealize Operations, SDS-Virtual Volumes on Hitachi Unified Platform [VIRT8074]

Wednesday, Aug 31, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Presented by:

  • Bob Goldsand, Staff Partner Architect, VMware
  • Gregory Smith, VP SAP Field Alliance Americas, Hitachi


In another Breakout session, Deluxe corporation and Hitachi will present how to deploy scalable cloud operations using vRealize suite, deliver self-service access to infrastructure and applications catalog, and enable policy-based provisioning and management of network functions using NSX. This is also an opportunity to hear about the lessons learned by Deluxe Corp., as they continue their digital transformation from a market leader in check manufacturing to a provider of marketing solutions and other services to help financial institutions and small businesses operate more efficiently through their cloud offering.  Brad Skeel, Cloud Architect from Deluxe will also discuss how they are leveraging VMware and Hitachi Converged Infrastructure to introduce policy-driven private cloud operations for on-demand delivery of IT services.”


How to Automate Cloud Operations with vRealize and NSX Featuring Lessons Learned from Deluxe Corp’s Transformation [MGT9997-SPO]

Wednesday, Aug 31, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Presented by:

  • Brad Skeel, Cloud Architect, Deluxe Corporation
  • Shawn McDonald, Director - Strategic Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems



Other announcements at his VMworld include:


Hitachi UCP HC V240 hyper-converged system now supports Docker container technology for improved application agility and portability.


All flash versions of its entire converged and hyper-converged infrastructure platforms, including the Hitachi UCP 4000, UCP 4000e, and UCP HC V240.


Significant enhancements to Hitachi’s support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol) that provide high availability, better performance, simplified storage management and control for virtualized environments


Learn more here: Join HDS at VMworld 2016: August 28 - September 1, Booth #1659