Nick Winkworth

Hitachi and Cisco: Unlocking Your Data

Blog Post created by Nick Winkworth Employee on Mar 4, 2019

In today’s hypercompetitive, fast-paced world, data is the lifeblood of your business. A new offering from Hitachi Vantara and Cisco can help you leverage this asset to make fact-based decisions and realize your top-level strategy.



Both the business and technology landscape have changed dramatically in recent years. Today’s data volume is huge and growing exponentially. With the advent of advanced technologies like automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, not only is the amount of data continuing to skyrocket — but this data has much greater strategic value. It holds the power to unlock new product innovations, untapped sales revenues and higher levels of customer satisfaction.


But is your technology infrastructure ready? Does it have the power to process, aggregate, store, analyze and protect this data? Is it fast, scalable and flexible enough to support real-time decision making based on this data? And has your IT function evolved to become more strategic in nature — focused on adding real business value, not just on “keeping the lights on”?

If the answer to some or most of these questions is “no,” you are not alone. Most businesses today find themselves unprepared to capture the strategic opportunity represented by data — and overwhelmed with the sheer volume of information.


The majority of companies are attempting to tackle the problem of data management with an outdated technology infrastructure, a set of disparate legacy systems and an IT staff that’s focused on everyday maintenance instead of taking a strategic, long-term outlook. They may be exploring cloud computing, but unsure how to proceed — and lacking the resources to “rip and replace” the entire IT architecture to become cloud-ready.


There is good news, however...


Introducing Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure


Long-time partners Hitachi Vantara and Cisco have launched an innovative solution to this problem called “Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure” - a fully integrated offering that combines computing, storage and networking. This new approach unlocks the power of data — placing the information needed for strategic decision-making right at your fingertips.

With Hitachi Vantara contributing data expertise, and Cisco delivering computing and the latest network technology, this solution anticipates and answers your mission-critical data needs.

By utilizing the most advanced technologies to collect, manage and apply data, Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure (CI) enable businesses to identify challenges and opportunities, and faster response times and improved agility positions companies to seize market leadership and a sustained competitive advantage.

How do Adaptive Solutions for CI work? Experts from Hitachi Vantara first develop a converged infrastructure that brings together all existing data sources, legacy systems and other IT assets. No matter how disparate the current IT architecture is, Hitachi can transform these assets into a robust, cohesive platform for data collection and storage, without the need to eliminate and replace these older systems.

By combining this converged IT infrastructure with Cisco’s lightning-fast, industry-leading computing and networking solutions, data is made available across the organization. It can be analyzed and applied in a myriad of ways, easily and seamlessly. Cisco’s robust, secure solutions combine easy accessibility with uncompromising protection, offering the best of both worlds.


Why Hitachi and Cisco?


With a shared focus on data center modernization, Hitachi Vantara and Cisco have thousands of shared customers. The partners have launched Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure as a cost-effective, one-stop solution for managing the problem of data. Customers can implement Adaptive Solutions for CI in a time- and cost-effective manner, leading to a rapid return on investment.

In addition, the Hitachi-Cisco partnership delivers these benefits:


  • A data-driven foundation. Most IT systems have evolved and grown over time, and may not represent the best environment for managing, sharing and analyzing data. In contrast, Adaptive Solutions for CI was created from the ground up to deliver strategic value from data. Companies will gain greater control, be able to leverage analytics much more effectively and discover new monetization opportunities.


  • Unchallenged reliability. Hitachi and Cisco technology solutions have been implemented across thousands of customer businesses. No one knows better how to integrate existing IT assets and connect them with advanced networking solutions — delivering uncompromising security, unmatched resilience, exceptional ease of use and a rapid implementation. In addition, Hitachi’s 100 percent data availability ensures that your company meets its information availability requirements — or your equipment is replaced at no charge.


  • Gold-standard leadership. Backed by three decades of proven experience, Hitachi and Cisco are acknowledged industry leaders. By capitalizing on their unique partnership, companies can gain unparalleled, wide-ranging expertise via “one-stop shopping” and a single vendor relationship.


The Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure is delivered by channel partners who combine expertise in both Cisco and Hitachi Vantara products, backed by cooperative support to ensure that any issues are resolved rapidly.


Start Transforming Your Data Into Insights Today


Ready to begin capturing the data opportunity — and leveraging the strategic insights you already have? Hitachi Vantara and Cisco can help. Visit our website learn more about the value delivered by the new Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions for Converged Infrastructure.


When you are ready for a deep dive into the technology, don't miss this blog from my colleague, technical architect Sean Seigmund.