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Get Ahead With Hitachi Mainframe Flash Storage


Hitachi Data Systems is Silver Sponsor at the SHARE exhibition in Atlanta, GA

July 31 – August 5, 2016

SHARE is an independent volunteer-run information technology association that provides education, professional networking and industry influence

WHERE: Atlanta Marriott Marquis


  • Silver Sponsorship
  • 10x20 Exhibit Space – Shared with our partner, Brocade
  • Lunch & Learn Session
  • Additional speaking sessions

Hitachi is featuring enterprise class cost-effective high-speed flash storage available in a variety of configurations.  We are the ONLY vendor that can offer a cost-effective All Flash storage solution for Mainframes.

Hitachi designs its own unique Accelerated Flash Modules with onboard ASICs and intelligence.  In addition to offloading the storage controller, our Flash Module has the ability to provide tighter management and wear information integration with the storage OS, SVOS. This helps us to both extend flash life and provide predictable failure rates

We now offer enterprise reliable hybrid or all flash configurations with unrivaled performance at a cost cheaper than fast disk storage.

Hitachi Data Systems Sessions:


Availability and Applications - the Missing Links to Resiliency and Successful Recovery

Roselinda Schulman - Director, Data Protection (Hitachi Data Systems)

Rebecca Levesque - Chief Executive Officer  (21st Century Software)

Monday, August 01, 2016: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Room: L507, Atlanta Marriott Marquis Session Number: 19602


Many resiliency plans have no awareness of interdependencies with other database or batch applications.  Recovery of corruption or a rollback in time from one application may disruption others down the line when the wrong point in time or consistency point is chosen.  Unravelling and correcting misapplied recovery point causes additional delay in return to normal operations.  Today’s world of 24/7 online transaction requires knowledge of what is the right copy to restore and in what order to minimize downstream impact.  Regardless of the resiliency strategy selected, time to data is the primary driver for business and processing resumption.  With an average of 12 to 15 copies of data out there, does your crash consistency point meet your SLA and have you considered all the variables, including batch?

VSP G1000 Storage Update - Latest and Greatest

William Smith – Americas Product Manager (Hitachi Data Systems)

Ros Schulman – Director, Data Protection (Hitachi Data Systems)

Wednesday, August 03, 2016: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Room: L406, Atlanta Marriott Marquis Session Number: 19620

In this session, the speaker will detail the VSP G1000 storage architecture and latest information update.  The update will include a discussion of updated features, new features, and improved functionality.  We will also discuss how to meet storage performance requirements in the Z systems environment.


Sponsored Lunch: Moped and Ferrari – Disks and Flash

Ron Hawkins - Senior Manager, SETO - Complex Test Lab (Hitachi Data Systems)

Thursday, August 04, 2016: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: A701, Atlanta Marriott Marquis Session Number: 19979


We know that Flash is fast, but just how fast compared to tried and true 15K RPM HDD? Hitachi compared the performance of 39TB of spinning disk with 39TB of Flash with remarkable results. In this discussion we’ll discuss how 200 Mopeds compare with 8 Ferraris in the Hitachi VSP G1000. We’ll also be discussing the increased performance of the 16Gb FICON channel adapter. It’s all speeds and feeds, baby!

Flash Disk (SSD) Technology Panel

William Smith (Hitachi Data Systems), Nick Clayton (IBM Corporation), David Lytle (Brocade Communications Systems), Vince Westin (EMC)

Thursday, August 04, 2016: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Room: L406, Atlanta Marriott Marquis Session Number: 19806

This session will provide a multi-Vendor panel perspective on the growing use of Flash Disk (SSD) Technology in DASD storage arrays.


UBS (Partner) Session:

Restoring 43TB and Applying 2.2 Billion DB2 Log Records Within 4 Hours, and Proving It on a Live Production System!

Bjarne Nelson (DB2 Lead Architect – UBS)

Thursday, August 04, 2016: 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Room: L406, Atlanta Marriott Marquis Session Number: 19766


Most IT installations have Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) in place for business critical applications, but proving that such objectives can be met is not always a given. In particular, for worst case scenarios like recovery to a Point in Time (PIT), which is entirely different challenge than fail over to a secondary site.

Challenges involve defining and validating subsets of data as you may not have time to recover everything, at least not in the first wave. As such you must focus on what is really required to support truly business critical functions to operate. Secondly you may have to acquire and deploy new technologies to address the need for speed to meet aggressive RTOs. As you start deploying new technologies you’ll learn what works, but more importantly also identify implied pitfalls and understand how to work around them. Finally, you’ll have to prove that everything works as designed and that RTOs can actually be met, which evidently means simulating such PIT recovery scenarios on a live production system while you are still serving your normal business operating in a 24 by 7 all year round modus.

Through this presentation you'll get an understanding about how this was achieved at UBS in terms of well-defined processes and deploying state of the art technology both on the hardware side as well software side

  • Managing the RTO Objective – Defining Spec's and Requirements
  • The different dimensions of Big and what the system setup looks like
  • Mission accomplish: Performing point in time recovery simulation with a RTO of less than 4 hours
  • Lessons learned and things to keep in mind



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