Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has launched a Virtual Storage Platform that introduces page-level dynamic tiering.
The facility to automate the page-based movement of data to the most appropriate storage media is designed to simplify and optimise tier costs and performance, the firm said.
The Virtual Storage Platform capabilities, along with new 2.5in SAS disk drives, offers what HDS claims is the first 3D scaling storage platform using the highest density storage available.
"With unique 3D scaling and management, customers can deliver capacity and computing resources as quickly as virtual servers are created. This platform was actually built for virtualised server environments," said Hu Yoshida, HDS chief technology officer and vice president.
Combined with Hitachi Command Suite management software, the storage platform can also handle open multivendor storage virtualisation requirements for organisations to dynamically access blocks, files and content in support systems, and streamline data migration.
This enables HDS to claim advances in non-disruptive resource scaling that includes caches, ports and drives.
Customers will have the ability to build heterogeneous, tiered storage that can integrate multiple units into a single logical system for data protection and search, HDS said, and the centralised management can help lower costs and enhance disaster recovery and business continuity.
HDS said that the Virtual Storage Platform and Command Suite should be used to optimise system performance, while reducing storage costs for large enterprise datacentres and cloud deployments.
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