My Friend, My Enemy: Untangling Converged Infrastructure Relationships


Minor Players: HDS

Hitachi Data Systems in April finally unveiled its own converged infrastructure strategy, based on its virtualized storage array family, its line of blade servers, and a relationship with an as-yet-unnamed networking vendor.

Yet while HDS’s storage line has been well-received by the market, there are clouds on the company’s converged infrastructure strategy.

Its storage business has done well on its own and via an OEM relationship with HP for enterprise-clase arrays, but that could change if HP decides to focus on building converged infrastructures based on its own midrange storage products.

Furthermore, HDS’s blade server business, while a market leader in Japan, has yet to gain much traction outside that country.