Chris Gugger

VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode on UCP HC

Blog Post created by Chris Gugger Employee on Aug 30, 2016

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Hitachi Data Systems And VMware Team To Offer Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode on
Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC (UCP HC)


Digital transformation requires a modern, agile IT environment that takes advantage of cloud and emerging technologies to deliver IT services.  That’s why Hitachi Data Systems is pleased to partner with VMware to announce the availability of Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode on the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC.  This new, cloud-based virtual desktop delivery model simplifies VDI set-up and delivery, improves performance, is more efficient and reduces infrastructure cost while simplifying management.  Combining the economic benefits of the cloud with the simplicity of the UCP HC all-flash hyperconverged system enables unified management of on-premises virtual desktops and applications through a single cloud control plane without the hassle of managing your own infrastructure.  Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode combines simplified management with just-in-time delivery and instant clone technology to transform the VDI user experience.


Midmarket and enterprise IT organizations face the same challenges; how to efficiently adopt new technologies, deliver reliable
applications, deploy new user services swiftly, unleash maximum mobility and  ensure data protection.  IT must shift to a proactive business partner, be more agile and flexible and also achieve the level of service delivery users need and expect.  By offering Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode on the UCP HC, IT organization now have a simple and efficient means to achieve these goals for their virtual desktop environments.

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The all-flash UCP HC builds the foundation for business applications and next-generation cloud-native solutions such as Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode. UCP HC is built on standard Intel x86 rack-based servers with VMware vSphere, vCenter and Virtual SAN (VSAN) software defined storage along with HDS value-add software. UCP HC enhances business agility by allowing IT to build, deploy, scale, and maintain their hyper-converged infrastructure through a more agile operational framework – to respond more quickly and efficiently to changing business needs.  UCP HC offers the fastest path to new application and technology adoption, optimal deployment and consistent operations across midmarket, enterprise, departmental, remote office and MSP environments.


Hitachi Data Systems and VMware have been collaborating on technology integration since 2002 to deliver industry-leading solutions. HDS is an Elite-level member of VMware's Technology Alliance Partner program and a global OEM, as well as a VMware Consulting and Integration Partner. Hitachi provides a true, deep integrated foundation that spans almost all VMware technologies and environments, from virtualization, converged, storage, networking, adaptors, SDDC and more. Combining the reliability, scalability and innovation of Hitachi with the flexibility and agility of VMware solutions simplifies and automates virtualized environments while reducing cost.


Digital transformation requires new ways of doing business, dramatically improving operational efficiencies.  Digital transformation uses technology to enable efficiency, differentiation and innovation all while achieving cost savings and accelerating time-to-market.  This is exactly what the Hitachi UCP HC all-flash system with VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode solution bring to the table.


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