New Support for VMware NSX, Docker Containers and Enhanced VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes Strengthens Converged and Hyperconverged Portfolio to Automate IT, Improve Security and Enable Application Continuity
Hitachi Data Systems announced support for VMware NSX network virtualization platform, which when combined with the trusted family of high-performance converged and hyperconverged infrastructure systems from Hitachi Data Systems provides a solid foundation for powering solutions that customers can build upon with confidence. Now, Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) customers will benefit from NSX, which will help automate deployment of applications with complete networking services and advanced network virtualization capabilities. NSX helps them improve security with microsegmentation and granular security policy enforcement. Hitachi Data Systems has entered into an OEM agreement whereby the company will sell VMware NSX for use with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform.
In addition, the recently announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC V240 (UCP HC) hyperconverged system, powered by VMware Virtual SAN, now supports Docker container technology to provide a robust platform for both traditional and cloud-native applications. Organizations can significantly improve application agility and accelerate the transition toward hybrid cloud.
“As our customers embrace digital transformation, the need to move to a modern and agile IT environment built around converged and software-defined infrastructure with modern flash storage becomes a new imperative,” said Bob Madaio, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems.
And, with the debut of all-flash versions of UCP 4000, UCP 4000E, UCP 2000 and UCP HC V240F, Hitachi now offers all-flash configurations across its entire portfolio of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure platforms, to deliver powerful performance for enterprise applications and help customers move to an all-flash data center. Hitachi’s hyperconverged solution, UCP HC V240F, powered by VMware Virtual SAN software-defined storage, helps organizations reduce costs and eliminate management complexity, while delivering high performance.
Significant enhancements have also been made to Hitachi’s support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes to provide high availability, better performance, simplified storage management and control for virtualized environments.