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HDS and GSI Integrated Solution Series - Part 1: The HDS Private Cloud - Delivered in the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub

Blog Post created by John Camins Employee on Oct 16, 2013

As mentioned in my introductory GSI Integrated Solution Series blog, I will be writing a number of blogs to illustrate the many business value oriented joint solutions HDS has with our Global Systems Integrator partners.  This review of the Infosys and HDS integrated solution is the first in the series, with many more to come.  I hope you enjoy this series and find some unique offerings that have meaning and impact with your business.


Moving to cloud is no more a question of 'when' but 'how'.  Gartner says over half of enterprises will use some combination of public and private cloud by 2017.  The primary driver behind the cloud is shifting from cost to agility.  Organizations are now also asking the question, 'what is the right approach to maximize business value from the cloud, and still have the flexibility we need?'   Infosys, a Global Systems Integrator partner of HDS, has designed a centralized platform to help companies do exactly that.   The Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub is a first-of-its-kind solution that helps enterprises to build and manage a unified hybrid cloud environment.


It helps you to rapidly create, adopt, and govern cloud services across your ecosystem. Its unified self-services catalog, along with smart brokerage capabilities, provides an enterprise-wide support mechanism for collaborative decision making that accelerates assessment and deployment of best-in-class cloud infrastructure, platforms and applications.  The Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub allows you to procure, integrate, automate, orchestrate, and manage all of your IT resources across all providers of cloud services.  Whether on a private or public cloud, including your own assets or those of third-party cloud services, the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub plays an intermediary role in cloud computing making it easier for organizations to consume and maintain cloud services.  To see the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub in action, watch this video.


Not only does Infosys offer a differentiated cloud solution, but they help you build the bridge to get there with their Cloud Ecosystem Integration service offerings; from Cloud assessment and strategy services to Cloud transformation enablement services to Cloud management and optimization services; Infosys services help you enable and manage a transformed IT through cloud.


As a key partner in the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub, HDS has been working with Infosys in delivering private cloud offerings within the ecosystem.  Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) takes a pragmatic approach towards cloud vision. HDS provides a cloud-ready virtualized framework to support various cloud business models. HDS’ agile clouds securely virtualize IT assets into consolidated, easy to manage pools of IT resources that can be provisioned as needed to support a wide range of applications and data types from a single, integrated infrastructure that is secure, reliable, scalable, cost-effective and agile in the face of changing demands.


HDS and Infosys together help customers accelerate private cloud deployments.   Leveraging the Hitachi converged infrastructures for Microsoft® Private Cloud, Microsoft®Exchange and Microsoft®SharePoint, Infosys and HDS are able to offer our customers on-premises cloud and 3rd-party data center hosting.  As a customer, you work with Infosys to define performance and other service levels upfront, and Hitachi then tailors the reference architecture to meet your requirements.


The Infosys and HDS email private cloud solution is based on the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Select for Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010. Providing a pre-validated converged infrastructure, this Hitachi solution simplifies mission-critical Exchange deployments for thousands of mailboxes. The solution leverages the converged infrastructure of storage, servers and networking provided in Hitachi UCP.  The Microsoft® SharePoint private cloud offering is founded by the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Select for Microsoft® Private Cloud solution to host SharePoint environments.  The HDS and Infosys Microsoft® SharePoint private cloud solution offers you a rapid deployment option for Knowledge Management, social and intranet portals powered by best practices and cutting edge solutions with low upfront costs.


The combined power of Infosys and HDS generate great benefit to help you realize your cloud strategy.  Our solution will accelerate time-to-market by up to 40%, improve productivity by up to 20% and achieve cost savings of up to 30%.  Please contact your HDS or Infosys account team to see how we can make your cloud dreams a reality!