Monique Lucey

And the Survey Says? Top 2 IT Challenges: How Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Can Solve Them

Blog Post created by Monique Lucey Employee on May 1, 2018

Data is an organization’s most strategic asset. To drive competitive advantage, IT needs to efficiently manage, govern and mobilize key data services across data centers and clouds, bringing together disparate sets of data.


Hitachi Vantara Unified Compute Platform (UCP) family of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions supports all workloads and business applications, to gain more complete data insights and drive better business outcomes.


Converged and Hyperconverged have been all the buzz in data centers for several years now. As a veteran B2B tech marketer, I wanted to hear from customers directly what is driving demand for these systems and the problems they are solving.


So, we partnered with TechValidate, a respected 3rd party survey company, to ask customers and here’s what they said.


Simplified Management Is Key

Our customers say that simplified management and increased performance are the most critical business challenges that Hitachi converged and hyperconverged systems help them to address.


Here’s why. UCP Advisor simplifies IT management and orchestration and brings guided life-cycle management to server, network and storage elements within UCP systems. VMware management tool sets are tightly integrated for additional functionality and easy deployment.


Flexible configuration helps optimize application performance. UCP is a complete portfolio of solutions, so customers can choose the system that best fits their needs to drive competitive advantage. Here are just a few highlights:

  • Protect service levels and support predictable reliability with integrated data management, protection and recovery.
  • Reduce management cost and complexity with comprehensive provisioning, automation and administration
  • Easily scale to meet changing business and workload needs with prevalidated building blocks
  • Increase operational efficiency and resource utilization by coordinating the management of physical and virtual resources.


Reliability is King

Reliability ranked as the top reason our customers choose UCP converged/hyperconverged systems. UCP Systems enable IT organizations to accelerate time to production, automate operations and reduce administrative costs by providing prevalidated, pretested and factory-built converged (CI) and hyperconverged (HC) infrastructure systems.


UCP Converged Infrastructure (UCP CI) solutions provide prevalidated building blocks of compute, storage, and networking guaranteed to work together the first time and deliver predictable performance.


Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Hyperconverged (UCP HC) appliances create simple, easy-to-deploy, all-in-one solutions, powered by VMware vSAN and Hitachi software, to extend the agility and simplicity of the UCP family.


Deployments are made faster and simpler with Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Advisor. This state-of-the-art, intelligent management and orchestration software simplifies deployments and automates operational tasks to reduce errors and improve efficiency.


Where the Rubber Hits the Road

But here’s where the rubber hits the road. We asked our Large Enterprise and Global 500 customers if they would likely recommend Hitachi UCP systems and the answer was a resounding said YES!

A modern data strategy is the foundation of any digital transformation journey. The broad family of UCP systems provides a flexible low-risk path to a modern IT infrastructure. Learn how to streamline IT modernization with converged and hyperconverged infrastructure. Read the 451 Research Report