Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000:
Available. Agile. Automated.
Today’s data center operations are labor intensive
and often prevent IT teams from moving quickly
enough to keep pace with changing needs of busi-
ness. Typical data centers with infrastructure silos
built around specific applications or technologies
limit agility. Organizations are challenged to main-
tain IT operating expenses, support a new breed of
applications at cloud scale and navigate through in-
frastructure complexities. They must manage fewer,
if any, maintenance windows to perform required
changes or technology refreshes.
IT executives must enable an IT-accelerated
business to win in tomorrow’s information-
centric world: one that exploits information
without being overwhelmed by data or held
back by slow IT infrastructure. To meet these
challenges, IT requires Continuous Cloud
Infrastructure solutions that deliver continuous
operations, data center extensibility and auto-
Hitachi Virtual Storage
Hitachi is delivering the industry’s best com-
bination of enterprise-ready software-defined
storage, advanced global storage virtualiza-
tion, and efficient, scalable, high-performance
hardware. This combination enables contin-
uous operations, self-managing policy-driven
management, and agile IT that today’s new
breed of cloud applications demands. Hitachi
Virtual Storage Platform G1000 (VSP G1000)
with Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating
System (SVOS) is the next generation of
enterprise storage from Hitachi. VSP G1000
redefines mission-critical storage virtualization
and resets expectations for the data center.
VSP G1000 Highlights
Global storage virtualization enables
an always-on infrastructure with enter-
prise-wide scalability that provides a
complete separation between host and
storage. The scalability is independent of
connectivity, location, storage system or
vendor. Create new storage system and
data center extensibility. Provision and
manage virtual storage machines with
for volumes up to
100km apart in combination with remote
data center replication support.
Customer-driven nondisruptive migra-
capability enables movement, copy
and migration of data between storage sys-
tems, including 3rd-party storage systems,
without interrupting application access, and
local and remote copy relationships.
Integrated active mirroring2
extensibility between systems and across
sites through the provisioning and manage-
ment of active-active volumes up to 100km
■■ Storage Provider for VMware (VASA).
■■ vStorage API for Multipathing (VAMP).
■■ vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP).
■■ Hitachi Storage Replication Adapter
■■ Microsoft Windows®
Microsoft Hyper-V) and System Center:
■■ Microsoft Virtual ShadowCopy Service
(VSS) enhances data protection.
■■ Microsoft Windows Offloaded Data
■■ Hitachi Infrastructure Adapter for
System Center Operations
■■ Hitachi Storage Adapter for Microsoft®
Storage Management Provider.
■■ Hitachi Storage Adapter for Microsoft®
System Center Orchestrator.
Environmentally friendly platform allows
for up to 1.9 times more drives per chassis,
and lower power consumption, when com-
pared to competitive systems to help further
your green computing initiatives.
Native integration with active archiving
enables the offload of data from production
storage systems to an archive, to reduce
capacity and backup requirements.
Global Virtualization: Hitachi
Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating
System software is the software foundation
for Hitachi global storage virtualization.
SVOS provides software-defined storage
management and global storage virtual-
ization by elevating unified management
across new virtual storage machines. Virtual
storage machines provide a virtual abstrac-
tion of physical storage system resources
within a single system, or multiple systems
that may be located up to 100km apart.
Attached servers and systems see and
manage this abstraction as a single device.
SVOS supports user-defined workflows
for nondisruptive data migration between
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 provides the always-
available, agile and automated foundation needed for a trusted
Continuous Cloud Infrastructure. Powered with Hitachi global
storage virtualization, its new software capabilities unlock IT
agility and enable the lowest storage TCO.
apart. Combined with remote data center
replication, this mirroring is an ideal solution
for critical applications that require zero
recovery point and recovery time objectives.
Active-Active VMware vSphere Metro
Storage Cluster and Microsoft®
stretched cluster site pro-
. When combined with VMware
vSphere Metro Storage Cluster or a
Microsoft stretched Hyper-V cluster, a
virtual infrastructure is created. This infra-
structure ensures fault tolerance from both
planned and unplanned outage.
Unified storage with enterprise scal-
ability allows administrators to centrally
manage large pools of storage across all
virtualized internal and external storage
pools, whether deployed for SAN, NAS or
object storage. Hitachi Command Suite
(HCS) provides a common management
framework with a unified dashboard
view of block, file and object consumers.
Organizations using HCS have been able to
reduce their operating expenses 20%-40%
through consolidated management.
Hitachi Accelerated Flash storage offers
a patented data-center-class design and
rack-optimized form factor that delivers
more than 600TB per system. It supports a
sustained performance of 100,000 8K I/O
per second, per device, with low and con-
sistent response time.
Server virtualization integration with
leading virtual server platforms gives you
end-to-end visibility from an individual
virtual machine to the storage logical
unit and protects large-scale multivendor
■■ Storage Manager for VMware vCenter.
■■ vStorage API for Array Integration (VAAI).
Separately licensed feature available after initial release. Ask your HDS representative or partner for more information.
Active mirroring is enabled by the Hitachi global active device feature, a separately licensed feature available after
initial release. Ask your HDS representative or partner for more information.
Requires the Hitachi global active device feature.
storage tiers and between virtualized phys-
ical systems and across data centers. This
mobility reduces the cost of management,
improves performance and enables seam-
less fault-tolerant availability of the virtual
Unified Management: Hitachi
Hitachi Command Suite, an integrated soft-
ware management suite, provides advanced
data and storage management that stream-
lines and centralizes all administrative
operations under a common management
framework. HCS covers all key functional
management areas, such as configuration,
performance, analytics mobility and rep-
lication to simplify all management tasks
while facilitating future automation. HCS
improves administration, operations, provi-
sioning, performance and resilience for all
Hitachi storage environments. By enabling
efficient management practices for virtual-
ized storage and servers, organizations can
effectively manage their IT infrastructure
with limited staff resources while building
a sustainable foundation for future growth.
With new levels of usability, workflow, scal-
ability and integration, HCS combined with
the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform family
(VSP and VSP G1000) provides break-
through efficiencies. Together, they enable
IT organizations to fully leverage leading
Hitachi global storage virtualization.
VSP G1000 Exclusive
External SAN storage virtualization
extends the useful life of existing assets
by allowing legacy devices to transpar-
ently inherit new functionality from VSP
G1000 and SVOS. This capability signifi-
cantly reduces migration pains, costs and
risk when moving from legacy Hitachi or
3rd-party devices. Supports dynamic tiering
of storage capacity (internal and/or external
capacity) and nondisruptive data migration
between tiers and between vendors.
Fully redundant architecture ensures
no single point of failure and support for
online hardware upgrades, hot preventive
maintenance and proactive drive sparing.
Designed for use in environments demand-
ing 100% uptime, the system has a 100%
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data availability warranty. Nondisruptive
microcode upgrades are completed without
affecting application quality of service.
Extreme, proven scalability outperforms
other enterprise-class systems. Powered
by 896GB/sec aggregate internal band-
width 7th-generation Hi-Star crossbar
switch-based architecture, the block
storage controllers deliver far in excess of
3,000,000 transactions per second. The
system supports up to 8 virtual storage
director pairs for large database processing
and the highest virtual machine density.
Hitachi NAS Platform hardware-
accelerated network protocols support
up to 2GB/sec throughput for sequential
workloads and up to 1.2 million NFS opera-
tions per second.
Create up to 8-node Hitachi NAS
Platform clusters supporting up to 16PB
usable capacity, 256TB file system pools,
large single namespace up to maximum
capacity, and up to 60,000 concurrent
users. Gain the highest usable capacity
available in the least rack space.
Efficient caching makes up to 2TB global
cache dynamically accessible by all connected
hosts and Hitachi NAS Platform nodes.
Unmatched multiplatform connectivity
allows up to 192 Fibre Channel 8Gb/sec or
96 Fibre Channel 16Gb/sec4
host ports. Or,
it allows 176 IBM®
ports or 176 Fibre Channel over Ethernet
host ports and 4 x 10Gb Ethernet
per file module.
Virtual SAN ports (host groups) manage-
ment supports expanded connectivity and
enables multiple concurrent host connectiv-
ity modes per physical port.
Hitachi NAS Platform nodes provide
primary data deduplication using hard-
ware-based SHA-256 calculation engines.
They enable up to 90% capacity savings
while maintaining high performance.
Automatic deduplication process throttling
enables uncompromised performance
during high file sharing workload periods.
Unlimited file clones enable writable snap-
shots while efficiently using capacity.
Hitachi Accelerated Flash features inno-
vative Hitachi-developed embedded flash
memory technology for 4x per-device per-
formance and reduced cost per gigabyte.
The Hitachi multicore embedded flash
controller is purpose-built for enterprise
workloads and extended endurance. Native
SVOS optimization eliminates noisy neigh-
bor application issues. It enables more
than 99.9% of transactions to be executed
within sub-millisecond response with flash.
Latest 2.5 in. and 3.5 in. 6Gb/sec SAS
drives allow lower power consumption and
higher density per rack with up to 2,304
drives in six 19 in. standard racks.
Enterprise-level thin provisioning sup-
ports 128 pools with capacity of up to 5TB
each, reducing storage management. With
capacity overprovisioning, online volume
growth, automated wide-stripping and pool
(re)balancing, it simplifies capacity planning
and increases application performance in a
Dynamic tiering within a single standalone
system or across an entire heterogeneous
storage pool enables intelligent file tiering
combined with automated migration. Its
pools place the right data in the right place
at the right time with no performance deg-
radation. Standard, custom policies and
profiles control the automated behavior and
enable dynamic policy-based hierarchical
Flexibility of placement in data center
allows primary controller chassis (and con-
nected drive chassis) to be installed up to
100 meters apart from secondary controller
Support for Fibre Channel 16Gb/sec host ports is available after initial release. Contact your HDS representative or HDS reseller partner for details regarding availability.
Support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) host ports is available after initial release. Contact your HDS representative or HDS reseller partner for details regarding availability.