Enterprise Storage

  

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform

 

The Only 3D Scaling Storage Platform for All Data

  • Virtual Storage Platform is the most intelligent and powerful enterprise storage system in the industry.
  • VSP places maximum emphasis on high availability to satisfy the resilience and availability needs of demanding enterprise applications
  • Virtualization technology enables the consolidation of multivendor storage resources in a single pool of enterprise storage capacity.

Overview

Gain Optimal Infrastructure Growth in All Dimensions

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform is the only 3D scaling storage platform designed for all data types. It is the only enterprise storage architecture that flexibly adapts for performance, capacity and multivendor storage. Combined with unique Hitachi Command Suite management software, it transforms the data center.

  • Scale up by dynamically adding resources to a control chassis to provide the highest performance for both open and mainframe environments.
  • Scale out by dynamically combining multiple control chassis into a logical system with shared resources to support increased demand in virtualized server environments.
  • Scale deep by dynamically virtualizing new and existing external storage systems to extend the advanced functions to multivendor storage, offloading less demanding data to external tiers.

Transform Your Data Center with 3D Scaling

Features and Benefits

  • 3D scaling gives you optimal infrastructure growth in all dimensions
  • 3D management platform efficiently manages all data types for an agile data center
  • Hitachi Dynamic Tiering automates data placement for higher performance and lower cost

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Hitachi virtual Storage Plateform

Hitachi Storage Plateform

Consolidate and simplify your storage infrastructure. Optimize performance, improve availability, and reduce costs.

HitachiHitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. Japan's largest electronics company, is one of the giants of the data storage industry.

HDS designs and builds all the components in its products providing a level of integration and support unmatched from any other disk system manufacturer.

As data growth continues to escalate, storage systems must scale to keep up. It is crucial that storage is optimised to deliver maximum business value through the applications it drives. End-to-end storage management becomes a necessity to ensure optimal performance and availability.

Hitachi Data Systems is the solution to the following issues:

  • Data storage and infrastructure
  • Business continuance and high availability
  • Enterprise to entry level solutions range
  • Professional services delivery
  • Open Storage Management
  • Enterprise class virtualisation
  • Application Optimisation
  • Content addressable storage/archiving

ZXTM - A high performance Application Delivery Platform

ZXTM (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager) manages your application traffic, inspecting, transforming and routing requests as it load-balances them across the application infrastructure.

The powerful TrafficScriptT engine lets you implement whatever traffic management policies are most appropriate for your enterprise, drawing on the whole range of capabilities of ZXTM. Where necessary, JavaT Extensions can be used to implement additional, complex traffic transformations and other policies.

Capabilities and Benefits

Application Acceleration

By placing ZXTM in front of your networked and web-enabled applications, you can boost the number of transactions your infrastructure can handle, and dramatically increase the speed and responsiveness that your users experience.

Service Reliability

Detect and work around application and hardware failures, ensuring your services have the best possible availability, whatever the circumstances.

Application Security

Mitigate flash floods, filter invalid or malicious requests, apply access controls - all to be confident that your applications are hardened and your user data is safe.

Manage your traffic and infrastructure with ZXTM

ZXTM keeps you informed with detailed logs and status reports. Manage, transform and route traffic across multiple applications, and manage clusters of application servers to reduce your operational costs.

A high performance Application Delivery Platform

Application Traffic ManagementZXTM (Zeus Extensible Traffic Manager) manages your application traffic, inspecting, transforming and routing requests as it load-balances them across the application infrastructure. The powerful TrafficScript™ engine lets you implement whatever traffic management policies are most appropriate for your enterprise, drawing on the whole range of capabilities of ZXTM. Where necessary, Java™ Extensions can be used to implement additional, complex traffic transformations and other policies.

Capabilities and Benefits

Application Acceleration

By placing ZXTM in front of your networked and web-enabled applications, you can boost the number of transactions your infrastructure can handle, and dramatically increase the speed and responsiveness that your users experience.

Service Reliability

Detect and work around application and hardware failures, ensuring your services have the best possible availability, whatever the circumstances.

Application Security

Mitigate flash floods, filter invalid or malicious requests, apply access controls - all to be confident that your applications are hardened and your user data is safe.

Manage your traffic and infrastructure with ZXTM

ZXTM keeps you informed with detailed logs and status reports. Manage, transform and route traffic across multiple applications, and manage clusters of application servers to reduce your operational costs.

Protocol and Application Support

ZXTM's TrafficScript™ Rules Language and Java™ Extensions can inspect, modify and route any TCP or UDP protocol.

ZXTM GLB is a powerful, easy to use Global Server Load Balancing solution that provides business continuity and improved customer experience by enabling failover and load balancing across globally-distributed datacenters.

It is a DNS-based Global Server Load Balancing product that allows organizations to host business critical services from multiple locations.

Global Server Load Balancing

Key Benefits

  • Business Continuity: In the event of a catastrophic datacenter failure, ZXTM GLB will direct your users to alternative datacenters that host your services.
  • Improve Customer Experience: ZXTM GLB can load-balance your users across multiple datacenters, directing each user transparently to the datacenter that is performing the best and is geographically closest.

Advantages

  • Visualization: The real-time traffic visualization in ZXTM GLB gives an almost hypnotic view of your customer activity and datacenter health!
  • Easy to Deploy: ZXTM GLB extends your existing DNS configuration, manipulating responses to control user activity. It does not replace any existing infrastructure, and can be easily deployed or removed.
  • Flexible, without lock-in: ZXTM GLB is available in two different product versions, and in software or appliance form. It functions equally well with any vendor's server load balancer and other infrastructure.

Traffic Management for Virtualized Environments

Virtual Appliance

Available for VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 and WindowsVirtual Server 2005 R2.

ZXTM VA manages your application traffic, inspecting, transforming and routing requests as it load-balances them across the application infrastructure.

ZXTM VA has passed VMware's stringent Virtual Appliance Certification program and can also be deployed on Windows Server systems equipped with Virtual Server 2005 R2. It contains the award-winning ZXTM or ZXTM LB software, a proven operating system foundation and additional management tools to make installation and configuration quick and easy.

 
ZXTM Virtual Appliance

Benefits of ZXTM VA

  • Fast and easy deployment
  • VMware Certified, Supported on Win2K
  • Lower consumption of datacenter resources
  • Scalability with growing business needs
  • Award-winning functionality of ZXTM or ZXTM LB.

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ZXTM VA is the only traffic management solution available as a virtual appliance. ZXTM VA is available with either ZXTM traffic management software, or ZXTM LB load balancing software.

 
Virtual Appliance

Supported platforms

Platform Fully Supported OS version
VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 ESX 3.0 (3.0.0+)
Microsoft Virtual Server Windows Server 2003R2, Virtual Server 2005R2

Alternative Platforms

ZXTM Software can be installed on any supported Linux, Solaris or FreeBSD server.

ZXTM Hardware Appliances give you the security of an integrated hardware appliance from a single vendor, combining the ZXTM or ZXTM LB software with a secure, managed OS and high-performance, proven hardware.