HDS is developing technology through its acquisition of ParaScale that will help create an information cloud.
Data Systems unveiled its plans for helping customers transform their data and
announced cloud services to provide a fully managed, pay-per-use, private cloud
environment on a customer's premises. HDS has aligned its product and solutions
portfolio around a three-tiered strategy of infrastructure cloud, content cloud
and information cloud that builds on existing IT investments to provide a
single virtualization platform for all data.
company is introducing Cloud Services, Cloud Solution Packages and a cloud
management portal to help customers manage and control their unstructured data
environments and to deliver file and SharePoint services to their users. The
Cloud Solution Packages provide the technology stack that enables the same use
cases as the new cloud services, but delivered as a traditional CAPEX purchase
for customers who want to manage and deliver their own cloud environment. A
cloud management portal is included with the services and solution packages,
providing customers with an interface to access bill, payment and chargeback
is estimated that by 2020 there will be a 42 times growth in data from 2009,
and within the next three years it is estimated that there will be more than 1
billion applications in existence. HDS believes all data has value and to fully
realize this potential requires data and information to be stored, governed and
managed as an asset.
information exploding exponentially, and companies facing increasing regulatory
demands with fewer resources, IT departments can no longer afford to simply
function as data custodians," said Benjamin Woo, program vice president of
storage and big data at IT research firm IDC. "HDS' big data vision shows
customers a direct understanding that data is multidimensional, and that their
solutions need to be as well. Having a converged strategy like this to combat
big data provides IT leaders with a platform to get the most value out of their
beyond content cloud, HDS is developing technology through its acquisition of
ParaScale in August 2010 that will help create an information cloud where
information analytics tools and processes can be integrated with the
underlining infrastructure. The ParaScale technology serves as a key element of
information cloud by providing a massive scale-out file system that can store
and process both structured and unstructured data in parallel and at scale.
Systems will enable information cloud by leveraging the ParaScale technology in
addition to the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), network-attached
storage (NAS) from BlueArc and other platforms.
realized early on the tremendous value that businesses could gain by putting
disparate pieces of raw data onto a single platform where layers of
intelligence could be wrapped around it," said Jack Domme, CEO of HDS. "Through
both internal R&D as well as strategic acquisitions, we have built a
portfolio that spans the storage, protection and accessibility of data,
transforming it into actionable information and providing customers with a 360
degree view to tackle their toughest business challenges. What sets our
approach apart from others is that we provide an open framework that enables
customers to transition their data centers to information centers at their own
pace, leveraging their existing assets without vendor lock-in."