The Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) is essentially a caching device that provides NFS and CIFS read/write connectivity to the modern REST interface of the Hitachi Content Platform. The Hitachi Data Ingestor has two deployment models and three key use cases. The first deployment model is a ‘local’ implementation where the HDI is in the same datacenter as the HCP. In this model, it is primarily an adapter for CIFS and NFS based applications that organizations want to use with the advanced storage and data management capabilities of HCP. This also improves the performance of NFS and CIFS applications writing to HCP and improves the capabilities of custom and legacy applications.
The second deployment option is the ‘remote’ model where the HDI nodes reside at a location other than the HCP sites. This deployment model has two distinct, yet similar, use cases:
a) Private, distributed IT
HDI at remote offices, branch offices, partners etc. providing limitless NFS and CIFS storage that does not need to be backed up.
b) Cloud services
HDI at customer sites, HCP at cloud service provider datacenters providing customers the same benefits as private, distributed IT environments, but with the HCP infrastructure being hosted by a service provider.