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HDS's new Hitachi Data Ingestor is an appliance built specifically for storing NFS or CIFS content on the HCP. It can be used at remote or branch offices or at public cloud locations, Loughlin said.
The Hitachi Data Ingestor ships in two-node clusters for high availability, and provides such management features as chargebacks and quota management. It also provides a local cache of frequently-accessed data for fast retrieval, she said.
The Ingestor is good for multitenant environments, Loughlin said. "Each tenant has their own file system, and each client has their own namespace," she said. "So one user cannot access information from another tenant or user."
As customer store increasing amounts of data, the ability to search and find it is something customers have been clamoring for, said Joe Kadlec, vice president and senior partner at Consiliant Technologies, an Irvine, Calif.-based solution provider and HDS partner.
"With the cost of lawyers to search data, the cost of a single lawsuit could fund this entire solution," Kadlec said.
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