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Learn More About Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure

Blog Post created by Jeff James Employee on Mar 4, 2019

Cisco and Hitachi have joined forces to provide a new converged infrastructure offering that can help you put data at the center of your business. Read on to see how you can find out more about this new solution from two IT industry leaders.

 

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Cisco and Hitachi Vantara have worked together to launch Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure, a new integrated solution that combines Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) infrastructure with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) storage. Hitachi and Cisco have been partners in the IT space for years, and this new offering is the best example yet of this partnership between these leading technology companies.

 

All About Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure

To learn more about this new integrated solution, you can read the Hitachi news release (and a companion Cisco blog post) to find out more. Nick Winkworth, Hitachi Vantara’s Product Marketing Manager for Compute and Converged Infrastructure Platforms, writes about the strategic impact of the platform in his Hitachi and Cisco: Unlocking Your Data blog post, while Hitachi Vantara’s Apps and Converged Technical Advisor Sean Siegmund explains the technical benefits of the joint solution in his article entitled Hitachi and Cisco: Data Technology Leadership. Finally, Hitachi Vantara's VP and Global CTO Hu Yoshida gives us his perspective in a post that also focuses on Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure.

 

If you’re looking for a printed summary of all the technical details of the solution, we’ve prepared a downloadable fact sheet that provides an overview of the solution and what it contains. We’ve also created a new Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure landing page on the Hitachi Vantara website with more information and links to other assets.

 

A Word About Management Software

One noteworthy aspect of this new Hitachi and Cisco joint solution is the management software both provided and supported, including plugin support for popular management platforms, while new customers can also use Cisco Intersight for UCS management.

 

The Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Advisor plugin also supports Adaptive Solutions for CI and can be used to provision data stores.

 

As a quick aside, if you’re interested in learning more about UCP Advisor software, check out our chalk talk videos with IT storage analyst George Crump as he discusses UCP Advisor with Hitachi’s Chris Gugger.

 

To learn more about how these new Adaptive Solutions for CI can provide your infrastructure with a data-driven foundation, unchallenged reliability, and the gold-standard leadership of two IT industry veterans, please visit our Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure landing page on the Hitachi Vantara website.

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