Hitachi Vantara Storage Systems

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Hitachi Vantara
Storage Systems

by Faulkner Staff

Docid: 00018450

Publication Date: 2110

Report Type: PRODUCT


Hitachi Vantara, the heir to Hitachi Data Systems, offers a complete
portfolio of storage systems that has been consolidated to include Flash,
Object, and Network Attached Storage, and Software Defined Storage options. The lineup serves
midrange enterprises, entry-level organizations, and other companies with
high-performance needs and expanding storage requirements. This report looks
at Hitachi Vantara’s storage products in greater detail.

Report Contents:


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Hitachi Vantara was established in 2017 to consolidate a number of
Hitachi subsidiaries, including Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Pentaho,
and Hitachi Insight Group. The unit offers storage platforms for abstracting
data and allowing it to be accessed for multiple purposes.

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 Generally, these systems are
designed to:

  • Accelerate business processes
  • Reduce downtime risk
  • Deliver
  • Provide file data storage, sharing, and retrieval
  • Run across a
    data center or cloud-based environment
  • Employ “advanced object

Name: Hitachi Vantara
2535 Augustine Drive
Santa Clara, California 95054 US
(408) 970-1000
Fax: (408) 727-8036

Type of Vendor: Storage, information management
Founded: 1989 (as Hitachi Data Systems)
Service Areas: Worldwide

Hitachi Vantara’s Storage Systems portfolio includes options for:

  • Flash Storage
  • Object Storage
  • Network Attached Storage
  • Software Defined Storage

Flash Storage

Hitachi Vantara’s Flash storage portfolio is designed to accelerate business
applications by offering enterprise strength and high availability, increasing
business agility and streamlining day-to-day operations. The portfolio includes
a group of Virtual Storage Platforms that include the 5000 Series, E Series, F
Series, and G Series.

Table 1 compares these series’ specifications.

Table 1. Virtual
Storage Platforms
  Max Performance (IOPS) Max Internal Raw Capacity Max External Raw Capacity Performance Bandwidth
5000 Series 33 million 69.3PB 287PB 312Gbps
E Series 5.8 million 2.888PB 287PB 306Gbps
F Series 2.4 million 34.6PB 287PB 41Gbps
G Series 2.4 million 34.6PB 287PB 41Gbps

Storage Virtualization Operating System RF. Hitachi’s Storage Virtualization Operating System RF
(SVOS RF) is designed to help
transform to new levels of availability, automation, and agility with a system
that enables advanced storage system functions and management. The platform

  • Boost application performance and availability
  • Accelerate applications
  • Deliver scalable, all-Flash performance
  • Improve storage savings
  • Balance efficiency and performance
  • Achieve zero-downtime operations
  • Meet SLAs (service-level agreements)
  • Gain non-disruptive flexible storage
  • Eliminate IT complexity
  • Standardize on a common process set
  • Manage storage

Figure 1 looks at the SVOS RF’s features.

Figure 1. SVOS RF

Figure 1. SVOS RF

Source: Hitachi Vantara

Object Storage

Hitachi’s Object Storage portfolio offers a series of cloud-based services
for intelligently managing and governing
information beyond the walls of a traditional data center, thus helping to
bridge traditional IT and cloud-based technology. Table 2 compares these
software products.

Table 2. Object Storage
Product Features
Content Platform "New age" object storage with exabyte
scale, linear performance, and security and compliance
Content Platform S Series Storage Exabyte-scale, deep data storage and
Content Platform Anywhere Secure, smart digital workplace to
mobilize, protect, sync, and share data, 24×7, on any device
Content Platform Gateway Extends cloud by streamlining file
services with elastic, scalable, backup-free cloud-based storage
Content Intelligence Intelligent data discovery and
transformation to improve productivity and reveal business insight

Figure 2 shows the coverage offered by Hitachi Vantara’s Content Platform.

Figure 2. Content Platform

Figure 2. Content Platform

Source: Hitachi Vantara

Network Attached Storage

Hitachi Vantara’s Network Attached Storage offerings use NAS technology to
optimize large, mixed workloads for virtual server environments. The release
includes a set of comprehensive storage solutions for distributed enterprise and
data center application workloads, optimized for Oracle, VMware, and Microsoft
deployments. Features include:

  • Control for VMware Environments

    – Managing and protecting data
    assets to improve storage efficiency.

  • Simplified Data Management

    – Moving information seamlessly, with
    policy driven migration tools, to public and private clouds.

  • Increased Consolidation and Scalability

    – Delivering Flash-ready
    storage for transaction-intensive deployments.

NAS Platform.

Table 3 compares the members of the Hitachi NAS Enterprise-Class Platform.

Table 3. NAS
Enterprise-Class Platform
  HNAS 5200 HNAS 5300
Nodes Per Namespace 4 up to 8
Random I/O per Node 87,500 125,000
Throughput (Read) 3400Mbps 4800Mbps
Throughput (Write) 1300Mbps 1800Mbps
Max Capacity Usable 16PB 32PB
File System Size 1PB 1PB

N Series.

Table 4 compares the members of Hitachi Vantara’s N series.

Table 4. N Series
  N400 N600 N800
Max Virtual File System Size Unlimited to max files per file system Unlimited to max files per file system Unlimited to max files per file system
Max Physical File System Size 2PB 6.5PB 6.5PB

Software Defined Storage

A new addition to Hitachi Vantara’s family of storage products, software-defined storage (SDS) allows
organizations to separate storage resources from the underlying hardware platform. This provides greater
flexibility, efficiency, and faster scalability by making storage resources programmable.

The Hitachi Virtual Storage Software Block (VSS Block) consolidates new and core workloads to provide
a cloud-first strategy to modernize applications.

Table 5 compares the members of the Hitachi Virtual Storage Software Block offerings.


Table 5. Virtual
Storage Software Block
  VSS Block HA810 ReadyNode VSS Block HA820 ReadyNode
Max Raw Capacity 124TiB/Node 148TiB/Node
Max Nodes Supported 32 32
Processor Cores 8 Cores/Socket 10 Cores/Socket
Number of Processors 2 2
Memory Capacity 128GiB 128GiB


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Hitachi Vantara’s storage systems are designed to accelerate
business processes, reduce the risk of downtime, deliver file serving, and make
data more accessible and manageable. Hitachi offers platforms that abstract data to
make it accessible for multiple business needs.


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Hitachi Vantara’s storage systems support most major OS environments,
including Windows, Chrome, Oracle Solaris, IBM’s AIX, and HP-UX, among other platforms. Additional,
extended support is also available for the Vantara Content Platform Anywhere,
which runs PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and "any Web-enabled device through the HCP Anywhere user portal."


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Hitachi Vantara product support options include:

  • Getting Started Resources
  • 24×7 Support.
  • Knowledge Base & Best Practices
  • Training
  • Documentation
  • Downloads

Additional information is available via the
Vantara Support Web site


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Pricing varies by configuration, discount options, and other factors.
Customers can contact Hitachi Vantara’s sales team at (858) 225-2095, or reach
out to an authorized reseller for further details.


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Hitachi Vantara’s storage system competitors include Dell, IBM, HPE, and
NetApp, among others.

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