TECH BUYER Nov 2019 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US45596019

Hitachi Vantara Brings NVMe to Its Flagship Enterprise Storage Arrays

By: Eric BurgenerResearch Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group

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This IDC Perspective reviews new technology developments in enterprise storage and discusses Hitachi's NVMe strategy, as well as highlights the evolution and capabilities of their new NVMe-based system. Hitachi NEXT 2019 represented the largest set of infrastructure announcements from Hitachi Vantara this year, and possibly ever for the vendor. One of the announcements was about the new Hitachi VSP 5000 Series, the vendor's flagship enterprise storage system that now for the first time includes NVMe technology. Readers should note that IDC is publishing a separate IDC Market Note that provides a more general summary of the Hitachi NEXT 2019 announcements as well.

"NVMe-optimized storage platforms provide significant opportunities for customers to cost-effectively consolidate mixed enterprise workloads onto fewer systems," said Eric Burgener, research vice president in the Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group at IDC. "For IT leaders considering this type of consolidation, issues such as performance, availability, and scalability are critical. With the new VSP 5000 Series storage arrays, Hitachi is delivering across all of these metrics, turning in industry-leading high-end throughput on systems that deliver sub-100 microsecond latencies backed by its venerable 100% data availability guarantee."


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