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Hitachi and VMware Provide the Technical Elasticity for Digital Transformation Meet Us at VMworld 2017

Blog Post created by Hu Yoshida Employee on Aug 17, 2017


Digital transformation is a journey that will continue to evolve over time. During this time there will be exponential changes in technologies, an even greater explosion in information, and new business models that will need to be integrated into this transformation in order for it to be sustainable. The platforms we choose for transformation must have the elasticity to not only scale to meet the volume demands but also incorporate new changes in technologies.


That is what makes the partnership with Hitachi and VMware so exciting. We have demonstrated over the years how we have been able to be at the forefront for integrating new technologies. This year Hitachi was singled out by VMware for winning their Global Innovation OEM partner award


In the early days of virtualization Hitachi was the first vendor to integrate our storage virtualization with VMware’s server virtualization. When converged systems came into play, Hitachi’s unique integration with VMware through its Unified Compute Platform orchestration software layer has always been a key innovation from the very beginning. Last year Hitachi Data Systems announced enhanced integration with VMware Solutions with new support for VMware NSX, Docker Containers and enhanced VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes, which strengthens Converged and Hyperconverged Portfolios to automate IT, improve security and enable application continuity. Hitachi also debuted all-flash versions of our converged solutions and now offer all-flash configurations across its entire portfolio of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure platforms, to deliver powerful performance for enterprise applications and help customers move to an all-flash data center. Hitachi extended its OEM agreement to include VMware NSX for use with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform. These were all made possible through the elasticity provided by our Storage Virtualization Operating System, SVOS and our UCP orchestration software layer


Digital transformation requires an elastic and reliable infrastructure that can deliver cloud like economics and agility, with improved efficiency and simplified manageability. IT transformation requires a solution that can modernize their core legacy applications while enabling them to bridge to innovative new cloud based solutions. The innovations in the partnership between VMware and Hitachi Data Systems will help businesses drive change and stay ahead of the competition. Unlike DIY or joint efforts by multiple compute, storage and networking vendors, Hitachi’s OEM relationship with VMware provides a major benefit in streamlining the acquisition, maintenance, and ongoing support for VMware vSphere solutions.


Hitachi and VMware have the technical elasticity to scale for future  growth from core to edge to cloud.


See what else is new with Hitachi at VMworld 2017 | August 27-31, 2017 Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.