Large Biotech Firm Expands Data Center and Reduces
Overheating With Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000
Biotech companies produce groundbreaking treatments that improve the quality
of life for people around the world. To achieve their breakthroughs, these firms
work with massive amounts of data and require extremely high processing speeds
throughout the research and development process. This approach can lead to
challenges in the data center: Such high demands often lead to rising costs, man-
agement headaches and problems with the placement of equipment in the data
center due to overheating and lack of floor space.
When a global biotech company was nearing capacity in its data center and
needed to expand within the same complex, it implemented Hitachi Virtual
Storage Platform (VSP) G1000. The virtualized storage platform enabled the
firm to expand its data center within the same campus with 80% less effort than
alternative technologies. The company was also able to address its overheating
problem, reduce management complexity and operational costs, and scale as
needed to continue developing life-saving innovations.
Challenges: High Demands, Limited Space
The global biotech firm works on hundreds of research projects involving devel-
opment of products and technologies to combat everything from rare diseases to
inefficient manufacturing processes. The research requires a massive amount of
structured and unstructured data, which must be stored, managed and analyzed
efficiently and cost-effectively.
Virtualized Storage Platform Supports Agile,
■■ Data center nearing capacity and hardware
running too hot.
■■ Rising capital and operational costs.
■■ Management complexity: siloed data storage.
■■ Need faster scalability to meet business demands.
■■ Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000.
■■ Built-in active-active capability1
■■ Extended connection for flexible placement.
■■ Hitachi Dynamic Tiering for automated
■■ Hitachi Command Suite.
■■ Simplifies storage management.
■■ Lowers cost and complexity.
■■ Expanded data center within same complex with
80% less effort than competitive solutions.
■■ Reduced overheating and lowered power and
■■ Reduced required floor space by 30%.
■■ Consolidated management with end-to-end vir-
tualization to prevent physical server sprawl.
■■ Scalable infrastructure supports critical applica-
tions with zero downtime.
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