Hitachi Vantara @ VMworld 2019

By posted 07-21-2019 00:00


Since my first VMworld in 2014, enterprise IT landscape has undergone a massive transformation. Public cloud is no longer an enigma as over 82% customers use the public cloud in some shape or form. VMware and AWS no longer fight on preferred IT deployment model, but rather have joined hands to address hybrid cloud use cases. True SDDC (Software-defined data center) vision has come to fruition with increasing maturity and adoption of vSAN software-defined storage and NSX network virtualization. Hitachi Vantara has kept pace with changing CXO priorities and aligned closely with VMware to develop joint solutions that let enterprises maximize the returns from their  Data Ops Advantage.

For VMworld 2019, we at Hitachi are preparing to deliver your DataOps Advantage. Below is what you can expect from Hitachi Vantara.

Preview to What’s Next: 

Hitachi’s experts will share insights on the latest industry trends and enterprise technologies. This is a great opportunity to gain knowledge on what’s going to become a cornerstone of tomorrow’s technology. Stay ahead of the pack and gain a competitive edge with information that will help you overcome challenges, unique to your industry vertical.

Solution showcase:

We are planning to demonstrate an exciting range of edge-to-cloud infrastructure solutions that will enable our customers to reap their DataOps advantages by delivering the right data to the right users at the right time.

Apps and Cloud migration will demonstrate how Hitachi enables you to migrate your applications from a Data Center to the Cloud as servers or as containers in a secure, easy, and automated way. It will show how Hitachi’s advanced tools automate provisioning and management of new and existing workloads or applications in the cloud.

Automated Hybrid Cloud solution will showcase our hybrid cloud capabilities

where we bring together VMware’s Enterprise-ready Hybrid Cloud Management

  • Platform (CMP) together with Hitachi’s Converged and Hyperconverged
  • Infrastructure and comprehensive tools to not only deliver enhanced private cloud
  • capability but also Day one and day two operations across private, public and
  • hybrid clouds using VMware and AWS technology.
  • High-performance all-NVMe hyperconverged IT platform, enabled by Intel
  • Optane, will be on display. It multiplies the performance and reduces the latency,
  • accelerating the apps and improving price/performance.
  • Automated data center area will show how businesses can deliver advanced
  • datacenter capabilities simply and easily using Hitachi’s rich management tooling
  • ecosystem with API driven integration.
  • Storage ops and data protection will round out the demos, showcasing how to
  • define and monitor SLOs and ensure continuous availability of applications and
  • data. We show how workloads and applications are protected automatically from
  • initial deployment (day1) and how users can take advantage of self-service
  • capabilities (day 2) for ad-hoc backup and copy services.

Knowledge Sharing: 

Join experienced data center and cloud architects Shane Gibson and Joe Horstmann to learn Best Practices for Cloud Migration and Acceleration in a breakout session on Aug 27. They will discuss challenges faced by customers embarking on their cloud journey. Session will provide insights from helping organizations learn how to evolve a comprehensive multicloud strategy and make better decisions with application re-deployment on a public or private cloud platform.

We have planned multiple short, impactful presentations at Hitachi booth 1435 that will cover automate hybrid cloud, AI storage operations, all-NVMe hyperconvergence, VMware integrations, data protection, metro storage clustering and VDI technologies. Strategic alliance partners Intel and Cisco, besides VMware will be joining for a few of these sessions.

Executive Presence

Hitachi’s executive team will be in attendance to engage with customers and partners. Meeting slots are filling fast, if you want to schedule meetings, discuss opportunities or just want to provide feedback on an existing relationship, this is the moment. Get in touch with your Hitachi or partner representative, or leave a comment on our event page here.

Expert Watering Hole

Bring all your questions around data practice for the AI and ML era, connecting data consumers with data creators to accelerate collaboration and digital innovation. We will have an army of experienced architects, engineers and scientists to help you connect and discuss how to maximize value from your data. VCDX, VCPs and VCAPs with deep expertise over VMware ecosystem will be available to help you attain specific business objective with hybrid cloud, containers, HCI, business continuity and other enterprise technologies.

Cool Takeaways

Walk into Hitachi booth#1435 with excitement and walk out with some knowledge and a cool swag. What’s more? We will have a daily raffle to announce winners for a GoPro or an Apple watch!

The Hitachi booth will also host a pub crawl on August 27 (Tuesday). You just can’t miss this Hitachi signature traditional Sushi and Sake feast!

We look forward to see you in a few weeks. For continuous updates from the show floor, please follow @hitachivanatara and @dineshsingh2004 on Twitter.