Does Hitachi have any technology that functionally compare with AWS Storage Gateway or Azure Storsimple? We are predominantly a Hitachi shop and are not looking at in house HCP for this particular purpose.
I do not think so. I recently attended a training on hitachi cloud solutions and it was quite evident that Hitachi is targeting private cloud solution market for the moment using converged solutions.
Definitely Hitachi do not have a tool (like you asked) as of now but may be in future.
Hope it helps.
You can probably take a look at HDI (Hitachi Data Ingestor)
We have multiple cloud gateways that connect to our public cloud offering called Hitachi Cloud Services for Content Archive.
Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS) via HCP REST or S3
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) via S3
Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) via HCP REST
You can find more details here: http://www.hds.com/services/management/hitachi-cloud-services.html
That is not completely correct. The cloud gateways connect to S3 compatible (AWS), MS Azure, Google Drive and Hitachi Cloud Service. As a matter of fact the connection to Hitachi Cloud Services is via the S3 protocol.
One of the best kept secrets at Hitachi is the fact that HNAS and HCP can both archive, tier and replicate to S3 compatible environments. In the latest release of the OS that came out in July 2014 we the addition of Google Drive and Microsoft Azure. So instead of purchasing a proprietary device that only works with one cloud vendor, Hitachi customers can natively move data from their environments directly to the cloud.
Even if you have one of the larger block environment such as HUSVM or VSP, with the addition of the HCP or the HNAS to the environment, you can tier it locally and then move it out to your favorite cloud vendor. As a matter of fact you can stop using one cloud vendor for new writes and send new data to another vendor to help with the transition to another cloud vendor.
>As a matter of fact the connection to Hitachi Cloud Services is via the S3 protocol.
Not completely accurate. Connection to Hitachi Cloud Services for Content Archive can be via S3 or HCP REST
You are absolutely correct although I believe the industry standard REST is supported and not a proprietary HCP version of it.
David, what do you mean by the industry-standard REST? HCP REST is in fact an industry-standard REST API. It is called HCP REST for differentiation from the HCP implementation of Amazon S3 REST API which is called HS3. HS3 is a subset of S3, although fully compatible with most existing S3 clients. HCS-CA (Hitachi Cloud Services for Content Archive) supports HCP REST and HS3.
But going back to the original question, not sure if Kevin Harris was interested in cloud gateways specifically to AWS, Azure, or similar, or they can consider Hitachi Cloud Services as a public cloud solution. If the first, HDS can offer HCP <=> AWS/Azure or HDI <=> HCP <=> AWS/Azure, but Kevin specifically mentioned that in-house HCP is not an option. Not sure whether HNAS supports non-HCP S3-compatible targets directly. If the latter, all options mentioned above by Francisco Salinas are in play.
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