HDS Launches New Content Platform For Cloud Storage


Hitachi Data Systems is updating its Hitachi Content Platform and unveiled a new gateway for storing and discovering content on that platform as a way to make it easier for partners to help customers access data as a service or through a cloud.

HDS on Tuesday unveiled version 4 of its Hitachi Content Platform, a system which provides intelligent, content-focused storage of unstructured data using multiple tiers. Updates to HCP v4 include features to improve scalability, manageability, security, compliance, and replication.

The company also unveiled its new Hitachi Data Ingestor, an on-premise appliance for the storage and recovery of CIFS and NFS data on the HCP v4.

Together, the HCP v4 and the Hitachi Data Ingestor provide an integrated unstructured data solution for customers with remote users who may be in a branch office or outside a cloud, said Tanya Loughlin, manager of cloud product marketing at HDS.

"It's aimed at distributed environments, including branch and remote offices, or private clouds for companies trying to provide services to such environments, or for service providers who want to deliver such services to their customers in a public cloud," Loughlin said.

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