Feeds

OEM deal strengthens Hitachi enterprise storage line-up

Frustrated by lack of visibility

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

Hitachi Data Systems Europe has signed an OEM agreement with Sutmyn Storage, to distribute the American company's Scimitar Virtual Tape Systems across Europe. Sutmyn has also certified Hitachi Freedom Storage 5700E and 7700E disk storage systems for use with its VTS (Virtual Tape Server) solution. The Scimitar VTS provides the image of multiple tape drives and allows enterprise data to be recorded and retrieved at disk speeds while conforming to standard tape protocol. Fully interoperable, it works with any MVS-defined cartridge tape and/or robotics technologies currently installed at customer sites. The Scimitar/VTS solution can support up to 64 Virtual Tape Drives, eight ESCON channels and over 1.6TB of effective storage capacity. HDS sales operations manager Chris Atkins said the company was doing well, but needed to raise its profile. "We are increasingly frustrated by our lack of visibility in the storage market," he commented. "We have been in this business for 15 years and account for about 30 per cent of European gigabyte shipping for mainframes." HDS is now pursuing the UNIX NT market segment. "EMC is doing similar things and we often find ourselves in direct competition for contracts," Atkins said. "We believe we are winning the bulk of these at the moment." Atkins said that the Sutmyn deal, along with its 5700E system would be key to growing HDS's lower end market share. HDS will distribute the Scimitar/VTS under the Hitachi brand name through its existing channels in Denmark, France, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.®

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Hey, Scots. Microsoft's Bing thinks you'll vote NO to independence
World's top Google-finding website calls it for the UK
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics
You hear that, Amazon, Google, Microsoft et al?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.