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Systems offers free storage virtualisation
Services oriented storage
solutions provider Hitachi Data Systems, has announced the “Switch it On”
programme to help customers derive more efficiency out of their environments
by improving the optimisation of their storage assets.
As part of the programme, Hitachi Data Systems is offering free storage
virtualisation software which enables customers to consolidate all
externally attached, third-party storage under common management and
optimise with advanced capabilities such as transparent data movement,
dynamic provisioning, intelligent tiering and disaster recovery.
Customers are increasingly aware that their data should be considered as
digital assets, said Benjamin S. Woo, vice president, enterprise storage
systems at IDC. “By consolidating and increasing utilisation through
virtualisation technologies, customers can maximise the return on their
digital assets as well as the return on the investment in the infrastructure
that protects those assets."
Brian Householder, senior vice president of worldwide marketing and business
development, Hitachi Data Systems said this initiative "reaffirms our
commitment to help customers save money by enabling them to leverage
existing assets they own and reclaim under utilised storage capacity.”
“By leveraging our market leading storage virtualisation technology,
customers can dynamically thin provision not only internal storage, but
external storage as well for non-disruptive data movement, copies,
replication, business continuity and migration of thin volumes across
externally virtualised storage,” he added.