Cisco and Hitachi Vantara: The Power of Two

By Hubert Yoshida posted 05-04-2019 00:00



It’s been just over two months since our strategic partner Cisco and Hitachi Vantara announced the further strengthening of our 15+ year relationship with the launch of our jointly developed Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure.

I thought it would be good to provide you with some recent updates as well as answer some questions that have come up from our customers and partners.

Why this solution now?

Well, with all sincerity, it’s all about you. At Hitachi Vantara, we realize that to best serve our customers and enable them to meet their IT and business and data management objectives, we must embrace and recognize complementary technologies.

In this case, we chose to partner with Cisco for its industry-leading technologies, combined with our customer-proven Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) all-flash and hybrid arrays and AI operations software - the result is a comprehensive converged solution for truly demanding virtualized workloads and enterprise applications.

It’s this “Power of Two” philosophy that also encompasses a company-wide and executive commitment in the partnership to benefit our customers, for the long term.

This is especially critical in the dynamic business environment that our customers are facing today – from compliance demands, resource limitations, and resource constraints.

According to Enterprise Strategy Group research, “38% of organizations have a problematic shortage of existing skills in IT architecture/planning”

In a previous blog I wrote about our Continuous Business Operations capability that enables customers to achieve strict zero RTO/RPO requirements.

We’ve extended this capability to Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure, specifically for VMware vSphere virtualized environments.

We’ve enabled the disaster recovery orchestration to be much easier for customers via Hitachi Data Instance Director, which removes the complexity and simplifies Global Active Device deployment to a series of clicks (vs complex CLI and scripting).


Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure. Meet in the Channel For Flexibility

Cisco and Hitachi Vantara have a select group of channel partners that can customize this solution to specific customer requirements, thereby enabling you to choose the validated Cisco networking, Cisco servers, and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform configurations that best fit your needs, all with the assurance of a fully qualified and supported solution by Hitachi and Cisco.

l invite you to join my colleague, Tony Huynh, our solutions marketing manager for Hitachi Vantara, team up with the Enterprise Strategy Group for an upcoming webinar on May 15th, 2019 at 9AM PST to 10AM PST where we will discuss this and other items of interest.

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