Feeds

HDS unwraps 'data ingestor'

Cloud info gobbler functions like data bee swarm

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Hitachi Data Systems has revved its cloud object storage on-ramp, the file data-gulping HDI, to share data, restore old versions of files, and continuously migrate new files into a Hitachi-based cloud.

Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) is a physical or virtual caching appliance that presents a NAS interface through which file data from remote and branch offices or other cloud storage users can be fed to Hitachi's Content Platform (HCP), a virtualised and scalable object store. The overall scheme is described here.

Multiple HDI appliances can surround a central HCP site, much as bees swarm around a hive delivering pollen to it to make honey.

The new features are:

- Content Sharing - enabling “edge-dispersion” of data across a network of HDI systems. Multiple HDI systems can read from a single HCP namespace, giving an HDI system access to other HDI systems. Users can deploy a wide area content distribution framework.
- File Restore - users can retrieve previous versions of a file as well as deleted files while maintaining file and directory access control via Active Directory and LDAP.
- NAS Migration - enables transparent migration of data from NAS and Windows Servers to HDI. It supports automated throttling and continuous migration of data into HDI.

HDS says that, using its HDI/HCP combo, customers no longer have to backup data at edge locations such as remote and branch offices. Instead it can be sent to a central, object-based cloud vault from where it can be safeguarded, retrieved and shared.

This helps to simply the IT infrastructure at edge locations by taking advantage of sophisticated facilities in the centre such as multi-tenancy and multiple namespaces. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
Turnbull should spare us all airline-magazine-grade cloud hype
Box-hugger is not a dirty word, Minister. Box-huggers make the cloud WORK
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
prev story

Whitepapers

Free virtual appliance for wire data analytics
The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is a free virtual appliance will help you to discover the performance of your applications across the network, web, VDI, database, and storage tiers.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
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.