Hitachi, VMWare launch Hitachi Unified Compute Platform

Hitachi & VMWareHitachi Data Systems (HDS)-a data storage systems company- in collaboration with VMware has announced a Software-Defined Date Centre (SDDC) platform titled Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) RS series.

SDDC is a fully integrated, rack-scale platform, powered by VMware Cloud Foundation. The new set up enables customers to embrace hybrid cloud for faster time to market and pay-as-you-go economics.

It provides customers with the freedom  to optimise their IT investments by leveraging private and public cloud as an agile extension to their business.
UCP RS provides flexibility to customers to either deploy integrated SDDC stack or build their own using Hitachi’s vSAN ready node and VMware software.

Hitachi has also improved its hyperconverged system Unified Compute Platform (UCP) HC. Hitachi UCP HC all-flash and hybrid systems are now enabled with non-volatile memory (NVMe) and new sixth-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors to deliver faster performance and reduced operating costs, maximising business value for customers. This new enhancement allows for higher performance, lower latency and accelerated workloads through the use of modern data centre.

“Our deep, collaborative partnership with VMware has led to the creation of powerful systems and innovative solutions that help our customers modernise their IT environments and put data at the center of their business,” said Bob Madaio, vice president of Integrated Solution Marketing at Hitachi.

“With the launch of our UCP RS in addition to advancements in our hyperconverged UCP HC, Hitachi is empowering our customers to transform their IT environments, accelerate hybrid cloud deployments and further their digital business initatives.” he added.