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TMCNet:  Hitachi Data Systems Gets Top Rank in Capacity Shipments for Mainframe Storage

[February 04, 2013]

Hitachi Data Systems Gets Top Rank in Capacity Shipments for Mainframe Storage

Feb 04, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Hitachi Data Systems Corp. (HDS), a subsidiary of Hitachi, announced that it has shipped more storage capacity into mainframe environments than any other supplier during the first 9 months of 2012, according to IDC's WW Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker, 3Q2012.

HDS reported that it will showcase its new enterprise-class, solid state storage options, and its virtualization and tiered storage capabilities for mainframe customers in Booth 303 at SHARE 2013, February 3-8, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. With these capabilities and the Hitachi Data Systems framework for Storage Economics, attendees will learn how to analyze their costs to achieve maximum return on their mainframe storage investments.

"With an increasing number of enterprises seeing real performance benefits from introducing solid state drives into their storage environments, it makes perfect sense for these same enterprises to expand their use of solid state to their mainframe storage systems," said Eric Sheppard, research director, IDC Storage. "Hitachi Accelerated Flash support for mainframe, combined with the company's well established presence in the mainframe storage market, puts HDS in an excellent position to help its customers make just such a move." Hitachi Data Systems also announced that Hitachi and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. have successfully completed joint testing of both Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) FICON mainframe storage compatibility and integration testing of Hitachi Universal Replicator and IBM GDPS/PPRC HyperSwap for advanced business continuity and disaster recovery deployments.

SHARE is a training and networking event for the mainframe industry dedicated to the development of enterprise IT professionals for the betterment of their organizations. Attendees of the Hitachi Data Systems booth (#303) will view presentations and engage with company representatives.

More information: www.hds.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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