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Hitachi Vantara has been responsible for providing automobile manufacturer BMW Group with on-demand storage services since 2012. When the existing Hitachi storage was reaching end of life, the joint Hitachi and BMW Group team needed to upgrade to new hardware while safe-guarding production continuity. With the project impacting 12 sites in 8 countries across four continents and involving 1,700 physical servers, this was a massive undertaking.

 

 

Learn more about how Hitachi Vantara Boosts Cost Savings With Seamless Storage Migration - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/case-study/bmw-case-study.pdf

 

For more on the Hitachi Vantara Managed Services and All Flash solution - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/infographic/bmw-infographic.pdf

SFS is a worldwide leading supplier of mechanical fastening systems, assemblies, precision moulded parts and logistics solutions. A long-term customer, learn how SFS is using Hitachi solutions to support their production environment, build a cloud, protect their data and more…

Hyperconverged

“SFS and Hitachi Vantara have a long-standing partnership and we have implemented Hitachi’s reliable converged solutions for several years with success. We chose Hitachi’s Hyperconverged solution (UCP HC) to host management software for SFS production environment, due to the ease of management. Plus it significantly reduces business risk by improving recoverability from disasters and other unforeseeable downtime. The highly integrated UCP HC solution was deployed quickly and easily with full support from Hitachi.”

Patrick Bichler, Head of Infrastructure, SFS Group Corporate IT

 

Converged – Private Cloud

Learn more about SFS IT modernization with Hitachi Vantara solutions at NEXT 2018 - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/news-resources/resources.html#vid=5841099825001

Original Private Cloud Solution Case Study - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/case-study/hitachi-success-story-sfs-group.pdf

 

Data Protection – Rapid Recovery

Hitachi Data Protection Suite (HDPS), powered by Commvault, protects SFS Group’s mission-critical applications in the event of a disaster and reduces management time by 20% -

https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdf/case-study/sfs-group-case-study.pdf

 

“With HDPS, we gained a single solution that delivers all the capabilities we need, enabling us to harmonize processes across the company.” Patrick Bichler, Head of Infrastructure, SFS Group Corporate IT


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Learn more about Hyperconverged from other customers - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/news-resources/resources.html#vid=5843169850001

 

cchaffey

Voice of the Customer CIO

Posted by cchaffey Employee Dec 5, 2018

The New CIO is someone who must perform a difficult balancing act: manage existing IT operations that continue to provide value to the business, while also capitalizing on the latest technologies…. Hear from the CIO’s that are partnering with Hitachi Vantara from across finance, telco, retail, e-commerce, and outer space!

 

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2018 Transformation Award Winner, NASA was looking to evolve to a cloud-based storage architecture, Johnson partnered with Hitachi Vantara to design and implement a uniquely complex digital repository for mission imagery - http://htchivantara.is/NASA

 

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More speed, tighter security and continual innovation…CIO Uri Shavit {Tel Aviv Stock Exchange] shares the changes and challenges in IT that face financial services and stock exchanges. He also reveals how his people and partners are the keys to success.

https://community.hitachivantara.com/community/customer-voices/blog/2018/08/06/customer-spotlight-with-executive-vice-president-chief-information-officer-tel-aviv-stock-exchange

 


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FNZ is growing big and growing fast. CIO Caroline Abbondanza, discusses her strategic plans to make expansion more efficient.

“…I look for partners who have a leading edge products and the flexibility to deliver on our business objectives, not just to provide IT.”

https://community.hitachivantara.com/community/customer-voices/blog/2018/09/19/customer-spotlight-caroline-abbondanza-cio-fnz-group

 

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In this podcast, hear @MyRepublic CIO Eugene Yeo explain how they are accelerating the company’s TelcoTech strategy with https://htchivantara.is/2N8GOht

 

 

Infographic - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/infographic/myrepublic-uses-data-to-revolutionize-telco-industry-infographic.pdf.

It paves the way for us to create new data monetization models, which will lead to innovation in the industry.”

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Real-World Success with HyperConverged, Chief Information and Innovation Officer Kim Sim, describes Dis-Chem, a leading South African retailer experience with Hitachi. Live from NEXT: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/news-resources/resources.html#vid=5843169850001

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Modernizing your data center. Watch this video to see Ivan Woo, Chief Information Officer at QNET, one of Asia’s leading direct-sales companies, describe how they partnered with Hitachi to transform their e-commerce platform.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJlranGEkUE&index=8&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

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Hear more from our customers at:: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories.html

Smart Payments, a specialized innovations business unit founded by leading European digital payments provider, Nets, and headquartered in Denmark, aims to be at the forefront of payment innovation and create value for its customers by using emerging technologies in designing the payment experiences of tomorrow. In the pursuit of creating an easier tomorrow for their customers, Smart Payments by Nets partnered with Hitachi to co-create advanced, next-generation payment solutions. Using biometric technologies, Smart Payments by Nets and Hitachi created a payment solution that instantly scans a user’s finger vein patterns and links it to their domestic debit card, Dankort, providing a fast, convenient and secure way to pay. Smart Payments by Nets works to make radical payment innovation that impacts people’s everyday lives.

Missed NEXT 2018, but don’t want to miss out.  NEXT attendees heard from key Hitachi speakers and partners, but most importantly our customers.  Catch up on NEXT and our  customer stories, including: Nasdaq, SFS Group, Aldo, Dis-Chem, CERN, City of Las Vegas and many more.

 

 

 

Direct from the customer - see a selection of the Customer Panels, including:

 

Want to know more about Dis-Chem! See their infographic : https://htchivantara.is/Dischem_Graphic

 

 

Want more on City of Las Vegas, watch their video: https://htchivantara.is/LasVegas_Video

 

Need a snapshot on Nasdaq, click: https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/nasdaq-increase-transparency-throughout-business-case-study.html

 

Learn more about CERN and their Pentaho solution - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/company/customer-stories/cern-turns-pentaho-optimize-operations-case-study.html

 

 

For more breakout and customer stories visit: http://www.hitachinext.com/en-us/resources-2018.html

http://www.hitachinext.com/en-us/resources-2018.html

Get ready for next year as a speaker or an attendee - http://www.hitachinext.com/en-us/home.html

 

FNZ is growing big and growing fast. CIO Caroline Abbondanza, discusses her strategic plans to make expansion more efficient.

 

To find out more about FNZ and how it is reducing costs and supporting growth with Hitachi solutions, visit:  https://htchivantara.is/FNZ_Story

 

Tell us about FNZ

“FNZ is a global fintech company, headquartered in London. We partner with major financial institutions to provide multi-channel wealth management services to their customers. We want our customers to be market leaders, and to do that we need to support them with stable, secure and scalable technology. This is especially important as we’re processing over £200 billion in assets per annum, and expect this to increase to more than £300 billion by 2019. We’ve got approximately 2.4 million end-customers, and that number’s growing all the time. To make sure our customers are still getting a fast and seamless experience, we need to ensure our technology is dynamic and scalable too.”

 

 

What challenges is this growth creating?

“When we onboard a new customer to our wealth management platform they bring a lot of data with them, and it’s important we get them up and running quickly and securely. Our previous storage management model was reactive – we purchased more storage when we predicted we’d need it, but that meant it was inefficient and costly! To keep up with rapid growth, we decided to move to a storage-as-a-service model, so we’re no longer paying for more capacity than we're actually using.”

 

Why did you decide to take a storage-as-a-service approach?

“It’s important that we focus on our core business of wealth management systems – we’re not experts in storage. By working with Hitachi, we can leverage their storage experience and free up our own people for more strategic projects. With additional capacity available more or less on demand, we can also onboard new customers more quickly and stay competitive. The cost saving is staggering too – the service will enable us to reduce storage costs by 50% over the next five years. In fact, we’re now looking at adding backup-as-a-service too, which could potentially save us 23% of our backup spend over five years.”

 

How do you select the right partners?

“When I came into this role I reviewed our vendors to ensure we had the best strategic partners for our business. It’s quite common for CIOs to end up with hundreds of suppliers to deliver the technology landscape, but I wanted to invest in a small number of strategic partnerships. I think it’s better for both parties if you have a relationship you can build on and invest in. I look for partners who have a leading edge products and the flexibility to deliver on our business objectives, not just to provide IT.”

 

How would you summarize your relationship with Hitachi Vantara?

So far, I’ve been really impressed by the commercial flexibility and the consistency of the team – often it can feel like a revolving door of faces with teams constantly changing and never really getting to know your business. The team at Hitachi gives me confidence that we can build a strategic partnership together and that they’re committed to making our plans a success.

 

@FNZ_Group

@Hitachi_Voices

Like video? We collected our customer stories for you to check out.  See our customer's share their success, including reducing costs, monetizing data, improving customer service, reaching new markets, protecting data, improving performance and more...

 

Want to share your story, see how to join our customer advocacy program - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/video/showcase-success-with-customer-advocacy-program.html

 

2018 Transformation Awards

Latest Video’s

 

Want more – see our library below

 

Meat and Livestock - See how Meat and Livestock are using cameras, sensors, data analytics and IoT to transform their industry in Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBxF8BBIwWo&index=3&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

SpinMaster - Paw patrol, Meccano, Etch-a-sketch to name a few - Spin Master produces some of the biggest names in children's entertainment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBFjSqA30EU&index=4&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

Wiggle – See e-retailer Wiggle's ambitious plans to become a global leader are starting to become a reality, with deliveries to over 70 countries.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WYwe0tIZL0&index=5&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

CPFL - For hospitals, traffic systems, airports, etc. electricity is critical. See how CPFL, a leading energy company, supports their customers with Smart Grid and greater automation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVEsw43Wqo0&index=6&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

City of Moreno - The municipality partnered with Hitachi and numerous public and private entities to build an innovative, effective and very popular video surveillance ecosystem.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nzSgKeYs90&index=9&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

Security Centres International (SCI) provides public safety services across the Carribbean with the help of Hitachi Smart Spaces and Video Intelligence - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf2hSZiYv_U

 

NY Waterway - By deploying a highly innovative and integrated solution that includes Hitachi Visualization, NY Waterway gained real-time visibility and communication across terminals and ferries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBVxgF_Y9KM&index=39&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

Deluxe - Hitachi helped the company innovate with cloud services to successfully embark on the next generation of business. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR_NzQxonD8&index=33&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen transforms with Hitachi Cloud Solutions to manage Big Data - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLz4GLstyDk&index=38&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

 

BNova - Pentaho – Live from the Cube - Stefano Celati, BNova | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube (Partner discussing LAZIOcrea) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEthe8VrOR8

 

Nasdaq - Pentaho – Live from the Cube - Michael Weiss & Shere Saidon, Nasdaq | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cme94hzLl5o&index=11&list=PLenh213llmcb-fKw9goO-NX7VaTikJTuy

 

Veikkaus  - Pentaho – Live from the Cube - Reni Waegelein, Veikkaus | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzIYbJHe-8Y&list=PLenh213llmcb-fKw9goO-NX7VaTikJTuy&index=8

 

CERN - Pentaho – Live from the Cube - Derek Mathieson, CERN | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bsHTE_08tc&list=PLenh213llmcb-fKw9goO-NX7VaTikJTuy&index=10

 

Bundespolizei - Pentaho – Live from the Cube - Michael Becker & Henry Liebrenz, Bundespolizei | PentahoWorld 2017 - YouTube (German Federal Police) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epcTLkJU27U&index=6&list=PLenh213llmcb-fKw9goO-NX7VaTikJTuy

 

Want even more - visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-fsnD6iTyU&list=PLE091850BA72C5D14

Cloudnine Hospitals operates more than 20 hospitals across India, delivering maternity and neonatal care to hundreds of patients on a daily basis.

 

With staff that needs access to data ‘on-the’fly’ and regulations to ensure data is kept for years, Cloudnine needed data that was safely archived, easily searchable and available at all times.

 

To meet all these needs and more, Cloudnine decided to build a private cloud with Hitachi Vantara’s Content solutions and Data Protection-as-a-Service provided by NxtGen.

 

With the new solution, Cloudnine has been able to reduce costs and prepare for even more data growth, as they continue to grow.

 

“This has enabled seamless patient data access and is a huge process improvement in digital patient care for us.” Jitendra Shrivastava Senior Manager – IT Cloudnine Hospitals

 

 

       

Infographic -https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/infographic/cloudnine-hospitals-provide-greater-service-expectant-mothers-infographic.pdf

Case Study - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/case-study/cloudnine-hospitals-case-study.pdf

Uri Shavit, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)

 

More speed, tighter security and continual innovation…CIO Uri Shavit shares the changes and challenges in IT that face  financial services and stock exchanges. He also reveals how his people and partners are the keys to success.

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Tell us about Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the IT challenges there

“We’re the only stock exchange in Israel. We offer equities and derivatives trading, clearing and settlement, indice calculations, data dissemination and more. The processes in stock exchanges, particularly clearing and settlement systems, are very different from other companies or organizations, so it’s quite a unique place to work. Speed has always been important for getting the best deal when trading, but now, with digitalization, we are required to accomplish things even faster. We are talking about micro seconds for transactions! So, data must be continually available and yet secure. We compete with other, larger stock exchanges so we are always looking at how to stay at the forefront of technology in order to reduce risk, improve capabilities, achieve non-stop operations and keep ahead of the game in cybersecurity."

 

What is the best thing about your job?

"One of the things I really enjoy about my role is being the link between business and technology; understanding what the business needs and how business processes work to find the best solution to address the challenges we face. It’s a really interesting and innovative place to be, working with different teams and across the stock exchange and keeping abreast of all the new technologies available."

 

How do you encourage innovation?

"Innovation is key – without it you just can't be competitive. We keep a really close eye on the market, always on the lookout for best-of-breed solutions for new challenges. I always encourage our staff and partners to come up with new suggestions and keep us aware of new products. Our team is really professional and has lots of experience, particularly in cyber security, which is one of the major challenges currently confronting stock exchanges and financial institutions around the world. In the last few months, we’ve signed an agreement with the new stock exchange in Kazakhstan, AIX, to share our knowledge and expertise. Our IT teams also have the freedom to try out new solutions - even if I’m not initially convinced, I like to keep an open mind and give them a chance to change it."

 

What are the keys to success for a modern data center?

"The modern data center needs skilled and passionate people that can be trusted and relied upon – whether those are employees or partners. The data center is right at the heart of everything we do and needs to keep evolving and improving our efficiency so that we can operate faster and without interruption. That’s one of the reasons we have been working with Hitachi for more than a decade. They have a great understanding of our business and systems and the latest Hitachi technology is providing greater automation and faster recovery times so that our data – and business - is protected no matter what."

 

Where do you come up with your best ideas?

"Most of the time, they come from our own staff in brainstorming sessions. The team also engages with their peers at other organizations, suppliers and counterparts who might have similar interests or special skills and they share views and ideas on where technology is going. Well, as much as anyone can predict technology as it’s evolving so fast! Following a great collaboration with several strategic partners, we recently launched a new securities lending platform based on cutting-edge blockchain technology. We’re the first player in the Israeli market to leverage this technology. The new platform will improve security and support growth."

 

How do you see stock exchanges evolving over the next few years?  

"Well here at TASE, we’re currently focused on creating international collaboration. We operate in a highly competitive market, and by collaborating with other smaller and medium-sized stock exchanges, we can challenge the larger organizations. I think we’ll see changes in terms of the public interface - we have some projects running at the moment around digital behavior and API management. Through all of this, we are looking to monetize our data by delivering new analytical and reporting services.. By promoting our IT innovations and advanced digital tools we’ll be able to boost our competitive advantage and increase transparency in trading and accessibility of information to the public."

  

 

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To find out more about the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) and how it is achieving continuous availability around-the-clock with Hitachi solutions, read the story here - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/case-study/hitachi-case-study-tel-aviv-stock-exchange.pdf

The best information always comes from customers.

Pharmaceuticals, Telecomms, Financial Services, insurance, and more.. We surveyed our All-Flash customers, including Global 500 companies through Techvalidate and wanted to share some of the great feedback . Plus see the latest 'flash' case studies and video with BMW and QNET

 

 

Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Company - 5 stars

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https://www.techvalidate.com/tvid/1B8-ABB-1B2       

 

Global 500 Telecomms Services Company - "Enterprise-Class"

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https://www.techvalidate.com/tvid/959-B1D-E30

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Global 500 Financial Services Company - 5 stars

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https://www.techvalidate.com/tvid/6DF-B8A-456

 

"Performance, reliability and simplified management."

 

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         https://www.techvalidate.com/tvid/854-EA3-BB6

 

"The Best"

 

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https://www.techvalidate.com/tvid/3B9-49C-3BD

 

Solid performance

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   https://www.techvalidate.com/tvid/A6C-51E-461

 

Reliability

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                https://www.techvalidate.com/tvid/01A-49A-6CD         

 

 

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           https://www.techvalidate.com/tvid/208-0B1-E18

 

 

Customer Stories

Hitachi Delivers Fast and Efficient All-Flash Storage as Full-Service Solution - Hitachi Delivers Fast and Efficient All-Flash Storage as Full-Service Solution | Hitachi Vantara

See how QNET, one of Asia's leading direct-sales companies, modernizes its e-commerce platform with Hitachi Vantara Flash - QNET Modernizes Its E-Commerce Platform With Hitachi solutions - YouTube

What began as a single pharmacy in Mondeor, south of Johannesburg, has grown into a leading pharmacy group across South Africa with over 130 locations.  With growing business and acquisitions, there was an increasing need to create an enterprise ready dynamic IT environment.  Learn how Dis-Chem transformed with a modern, scalable datacentre based on solution from Hitachi Vantara and VMware.

 

“The performance of the environment is astronomically good, we immediately experienced high availability of the environment and there were virtually no headaches in the deployment. Furthermore, the performance between the old and the new can’t even be compared.”

Lee Engelbrecht, Technical Manager, Dis-Chem

 

Full Case Study Here - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdf/case-study/dis-chem-vmware-case-study.pdf

 

Türk Telekom, a leading telecom provider in Turkey, joined with Avea and TTNET to form an integrated telecommunications group, under brand of “Türk Telekom,” providing mobile, internet, home phone and corporate services.  With increased services, came greater demand on the company’s critical systems and a greater need to protect and guarantee data availability.

 

Hitachi Vantara has provided block and file storage for Türk Telekom for over 10 years and supports many of the company data centers’ critical systems. For this project Türk Telekom chose Hitachi once again and implemented Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System’s global-active device. It created an active-active storage solution for the company’s critical billing system.

 

The integrated remote replication ensures that the systems continue their operations 24/7: Data is always available in remote sites, even in case of any emergency and critical systems like billing can perform without interruption.

 

       Onsite with the Türk Telekom team.

 

See full story here – Learn How Turk Telekom Supports Critical Systems With Hitachi Solutions | Hitachi Vantara

The purpose of play is to educate, inspire and allow kids to dream! Learn how the manufacturers of Paw Patrol, hatchimals, etch-a-sketch and more, transformed from a toy company to an entertainment business.  Spin Master provides now manufactures award-winning toys, webisodes, TV, feature films and more to make life more fun!

 

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See how Hitachi solutions help them keep their intellectual properties and data protected, and how Spin Master uses data to make better, faster real-time decisions, cut processes and maintain a competitive edge.

 

Video - Transformation Award: How Spin Master transformed and grew to be a leading toy entertainment company - YouTube

Infographic - Hitachi Helps Spin Master Make a Play for Digitally Transforming Business With an Innovative Data Strategy | Hitachi Van…

Case study - Learn How Hitachi Data Strategy Helps Spin Master To Digitally Transform | Hitachi Vantara


Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017. As west Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university, they have one of Australia’s largest international student populations.

 

Learn more about how Curtin University’s Smart Campus will allow them to gather information on study patterns, course attendance and social inter-actions and more, to ultimately improve student experience and enhance learning.

 

   Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTIgHi6Rdc0&feature=youtu.be

Swim – Cycle – Run – Global retailer, Wiggle is the destination of choice for cyclists, runners, swimmers, triathletes, hikers, gym-goers and a multitude of other active people.  Based the UK, their plans to become a global leader are becoming a reality, delivering to over 70 countries. 

 

Learn more about how they use real-time data, to make better, faster decision, maintain agility and continue providing great customer service.

 

 

ideo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WYwe0tIZL0&feature=youtu.be

See more customer transformations - https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/pdfd/case-study/hitachi-transformation-awards-customer-voices.pdf