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Hitachi targets SMEs with integrated NAS

Hitachi Data Systems has started shipping its latest Network Attached Storage (NAS) platform, which now provides native intelligent file tiering to simplify...

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Hitachi Data Systems has started shipping its latest Network Attached Storage (NAS) platform, which now provides native intelligent file tiering to simplify storage management.

Aimed at mid-sized businesses, the Hitachi NAS 3080 and 3090 products offer up to 2 petabytes of capacity and 100K IOPS per node. Hitachi claims the products can help businesses achieve up to 30% total cost of ownership (TCO) savings over competitive offerings available today.

Miki Sandorfi, chief strategist of File and Content Services at Hitachi Data Systems, said: "Hitachi Data Systems combines storage management software, content archiving and data discovery in one integrated platform to minimise complexity and reduce storage capital and operating expenditure."

The NAS supports the Hitachi Storage Command Suite, offering users a single console for management of unified NAS and SAN environments. It is also fully integrated with commercial application environments such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint and Oracle while used in VMware vSphere environments. Application administrators can use Hitachi NAS for their primary (iSCSI) and secondary backup, restore, archiving and disaster recovery storage, Hitachi said.

Analyst Gartner recently reported that storage spending has dropped significantly due to businesses cutting back projects during the recession.

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