Virtual Storage Platform Datasheet


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Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform is the only 3-D scaling storage platform designed for all data types. It is the only storage architecture that flexibly adapts for performance and capacity, and virtualizes multivendor storage. With the unique management capabilities of Hitachi Command Suite software, it transforms the data center.

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Virtual Storage Platform Datasheet

  1. 1. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform is the only 3-D scaling storage platformdesigned for all data types. It is the only storage architecture that flexiblyadapts for performance and capacity, and virtualizes multivendor storage.With the unique management capabilities of Hitachi Command Suitesoftware, it transforms the data center.Transform Virtualization Economics Reliable Trusted Innovate Informa-tion Global Change Intelligent Technology Services Value Insight Op-portunity Social Infrastructure Integrate Analyze Discover CompetitiveDATASHEETTransform the Data CenterInto the InformationCenter. Make IT More Agile.Hitachi Data Systems delivers on ourvision that IT is virtualized, automated,cloud-ready and sustainable to help orga-nizations to transform their data centers.At the heart of our vision, we offer a virtu-alized platform for all data with the abilityto manage multivendor environments.Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform is the only3-D scaling storage platform designedfor all data types. It is the only storagearchitecture that flexibly scales for perfor-mance, capacity and the virtualization ofmultivendor storage to optimize return onstorage assets. The mobility it gives to datareduces the business impact of adaptingto change. A highly efficient design allowsunsurpassed performance and capac-ity, and the lowest power and coolingrequirements.Hitachi Dynamic Tiering makes block, fileand content data mobile across virtual stor-age tiers. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform,when combined with Hitachi CommandSuite management software, transformsthe data center and makes IT more agile.Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform3-D scaling delivers a storage environmentthat is reliable, dynamic and open. It ishighly reliable, with leading capabilitiesfor data protection and high availability. Itis dynamic, automating data placementand resource addition. It is also open,supporting a wide variety of operating sys-tems, data types, and storage and serverenvironments.Business BenefitsSuperior Data Center Efficiency,Manageability and Cost Savings■■ Creates a more agile storageinfrastructure.■■ Increases the productivity of IT staff.■■ Reduces storage costs.■■ Increases return on storage assets.■■ Supports scalable management forgrowing and complex storage environ-ments using fewer resources.■■ Enables the move to a new storageplatform with up to 80% less effort andcost compared to the industry average.■■ Increases performance and lowersoperating cost with automated dataplacement.■■ Automatically matches business valueof data to the cost of storage.■■ Extends to multivendor storage assets.■■ Consolidates management with end-to-end virtualization to prevent virtualserver sprawl across virtualized storageand server environments.■■ Achieves up to 48% better powerefficiency for more sustainable datacenters compared to the previousgeneration.■■ Stores up to 40% more capacity persquare foot to increase data centerdensity.■■ Lowers operational risk and data lossexposure by optimizing growth of virtualstorage with data resilience solutions.■■ Offers comprehensive services that opti-mize your new Virtual Storage Platformfor rapid transition to a new environment.■■ Supports unique universal replication foropen systems and mainframe environ-ments across multiple data centers.■■ Provides high availability to satisfyresilience and availability needs ofdemanding enterprise applications.
  2. 2. DATASHEETCorporate Headquarters2845 Lafayette StreetSanta Clara, CA 96050-2639 USAwww.HDS.comRegional Contact InformationAmericas: +1 408 970 1000 or info@hds.comEurope, Middle East and Africa: +44 (0) 1753 618000 or info.emea@hds.comAsia Pacific: +852 3189 7900 or© Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2013. All rights reserved. HITACHI is a trademark of Hitachi, Ltd.Notice: This document is for informational purposes only, and does not set forth any warranty, expressed or implied, concerning any equipment or service offered or to be offered byHitachi Data Systems Corporation.DS-160-D DG February 2013Feature Highlights3-D scaling allows for optimal infrastructuregrowth in all dimensions.■■ Scale up to meet increasing demandsby dynamically adding processors, con-nectivity and capacity in a single unit. Thisgives you optimal performance for opensystems and mainframe environments.■■ Scale out to meet demands by dynami-cally combining multiple units into a singlelogical system with shared resources.Support increased needs in virtualizedserver environments and ensure safemultitenancy and quality of servicethrough partitioning of cache and ports.■■ Scale deep to extend the advancedfunctions of Hitachi Virtual StoragePlatform to multivendor storage throughvirtualization. Offload less-critical data toexternal tiers; optimize availability of Tier1 resources.3-D management is enabled by HitachiCommand Suite efficiencies, which lowercosts and properly manage all data types.■■ Manage up capabilities unify man-agement and scale to the largestinfrastructure deployments.■■ Manage out features deliver a singlemanagement framework with the breadthto manage storage, servers and the ITinfrastructure.■■ Manage deep with Hitachi VirtualStorage Platform integration for the high-est operational efficiency and up to 50%time savings for storage management.Data mobility functions give you the fastestway to move to new storage with host-transparent migration. Lower operationalrisks with advanced data replication topolo-gies. Increase performance and lower costwith automated data placement.Unmatched efficiency gives you the high-est capacity available in the least space,and automates data placement for higherperformance and lower cost. It also sharesa single image global cache across all virtualstorage directors for maximum performance,the lowest power consumption per capac-ity stored, and faster and simpler storagemanagement.Dynamic tiering automates data placementfor higher performance and lower cost. Itplaces the right data in the right place at theright time with no performance degradation.Server virtualization integration with leadingvirtual server platforms delivers end-to-endvisibility from individual virtual machine tostorage logical unit and protects large-scalemultivendor environments.Sustainable design allows up to 40%better capacity per square foot and 48%lower power consumption per terabytecompared to the previous generation.Plus, Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning enablesgreater capacity utilization.Data resilience is supported with in-systemdata replication and protection across multi-ple data centers using unique journal-basedreplication. It includes integrated protectionframeworks that are hypervisor agnostic. Italso offers application-aware replication man-agement, enhanced encryption and advancedsecurity management to protect data.Mainframe enhancements enable virtualstorage tiering to improve data managementefficiency and advanced replication to reducerisk through superior data protection.HITACHI VIRTUAL STORAGE PLATFORM SPECIFICATIONSArchitecture Hierarchical star networkAggregate Bandwidth 192GB/secHost Interfaces (maximum) 192 Fibre Channel: 8Gb/sec, 192 FICON: 8Gb/sec88 Fibre Channel over Ethernet: 10Gb/secInternal Raw Capacity 3,759TB (3TB 3.5” NL-SAS), 1,770TB (900GB 2.5” SAS)338TB (1.6TB FMD)Internal and External Capacity 255PB (maximum)Flash Storage Options 200GB 2.5” SAS, 400GB 2.5” SAS 1.6TB FMDHard Disk Drive Options 146GB 2.5” SAS, 300GB 2.5” SAS600GB 2.5” SAS, 900GB 2.5” SAS, 3TB 3.5” SASMinimum to Maximum Hard Drives 0–2,048 2.5" and/or 0–1,280 3.5" including sparesMaximum Number Flash Drives 256Maximum Number of Flash Modules(FMD)192Back-End Disk Interface 6Gb/sec SASRAID Configurations RAID-1, RAID-5, RAID-6Cache Options 32GB to 1TBMaximum LUNs 65,280Volume Size 4MB to 60TBVirtual Storage Machines 32 (maximum)High Reliability Redundant power supplies, fans, batteriesHigh Availability N+1 architecture, controller clusteringNote: All capacities are based on 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes; 1TB = 1000GB