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Hitachi Data Systems is no more! Arise the new 'Hitachi Vantara'

Hitachi Data Systems is no more: the venerable storage vendor has been subsumed into a new outfit called “Hitachi Vantara” that says it “helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society.” The new organisation remains a Hitachi …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Sep 2017
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HDS makes its move beyond storage with telco data analyser

MWC 2015 Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has taken big step away from storage by releasing a realtime telco traffic monitor. Hitachi has, of late, woken up to the fact that its heavy industry arms – the group makes trains, mining and construction equipment, power generation kit and much more – emit just the kind of information that Big Data …
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HDS: Storage? Pah! We're working on a SMART CITY OPERATING SYSTEM

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is working on two projects that will scale its compute and storage technologies to serve Internet of Things deployments in smart cities. Speaking yesterday at the company's innovation forum in Singapore, Asia-Pac CTO Adrian De Luca mentioned the company's recently announced decision to build an EVO: …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Nov 2014

HDS launches compute-as-a-service in Equinix bit barns everywhere

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has come up with a new way to keep selling hardware in the cloud age, by creating a compute-as-a-service service that will live in Equinix's 32-nation-strong bit barn network. HDS is most often characterised as a storage vendor and has offered storage-as-a-service for some years. The company also re- …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Oct 2014

Speaking in Tech: Storage is FLEEING the public cloud in Asia

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie the Prodigal Son returns with our special guest Michael Heffernan, Director of Infrastructure Technology for Asia Pacific at Hitachi Data Systems. This week we discuss… Return of Eddie (0:50) …
Team Register, 2 Apr 2014

Hitachi Data Systems hands out P45s ... to EXECUTIVES

Cost-cutting Hitachi Data Systems has put a couple of senior execs on notice of redundancy, including UK and Ireland channel bigwig Neill Burton and veep for emerging markets Russell Hill. Staff were told about the potential redundancies yesterday, and promptly leaked it to The Channel. "The company has got to find further …
Paul Kunert, 28 Feb 2014
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HP goes fishing for a UK storage boss, hooks HDS sales director

Updated HP has raided Hitachi Data Systems UK and snapped up director Nick Venables to run its local storage division, following a recent shake-up of the team. Warren Duke, the former head of storage at HP, was made channel boss of the business unit at the start of this month, among numerous other changes within the Enterprise Group …
Paul Kunert, 15 Nov 2013
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HDS to launch unified storage systems

Hitachi Data Systems is replacing its mid-range AMS storage arrays with a new HDS Unified Storage (HUS) array. We know this not because of any type of release or announcement from HDS or Hitachi, but rather because Avnet Belgium has spilled the beans. Have a look at this Avnet Belgium website. The webpage text says: Hitachi …
Chris Mellor, 18 Apr 2012
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HDS channel boss: We must become relevant to resellers

Hitachi Data Systems wants to make itself relevant to the channel by working deeply with fewer partners on specific biz plans. The Japanese storage firm has undergone a shakeup during which regional veep and GM Stephen Ball pitched up last summer and 11-year Computacenter veteran Neill Burton joined in January. Burton, UK and …
Paul Kunert, 28 Mar 2012
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NEWSFLASH: Chips cheaper than disks

You better start believing in miracles; Thai flood-caused disk drive shortages are driving up disk prices beyond flash. Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers brings us the good news after talking to OCZ CEO Ryan Petersen on an investor call. Rakers says: "Recent HDD/SSD distribution indicates an average 20-25 per cent increase …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2011
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Hitachi unveils roadmap for cloudy offerings

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has come up with a cloud strategy roadmap featuring three cloud tiers, but with precious little product detail fleshing out the strategy. The strategy involves BlueArc and ParaScale's scale-out file system being added to its existing storage products. It's also providing three cloud services either …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2011
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HDS training up partners for enterprise sales

HDS wants its top partners to become more specialised to sell its storage gear into enterprises. Enterprise provide around 80 per cent of HDS revenues as they buy the majority of the mid-range HDS storage as well as the high-end VSP. HDS wants its partners to take on more professional services skills in consulting and the …
Chris Mellor, 18 May 2011
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Brocade shindig sees the fabric king stretching out

Comment The data centre without walls: that's the vision that's driving Brocade. The Fibre Channel fabric king held a Techday Summit in San Jose on May 2 and 3 and outlined its cloud-optimised thinking around the data centre becoming the network in virtual enterprises. It's a neat vision but what does it boil down to? Every data …
Chris Mellor, 6 May 2011
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BlueArc barges into the black

Hardware-accelerated and scale-out filer supplier BlueArc has made a profit for the first time in its history, on the back of record quarterly and full year revenues. The company recorded undisclosed but record revenues for its fourth quarter, which finished at the end of January, being 40 per cent higher than the year-ago …
Chris Mellor, 1 Mar 2011
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BlueArc wants IPO for Christmas next year

Comment BlueArc is hoping to have an IPO in early next year, and wants it to be known that no one reseller represents anything like half of its revenues. We suggested BlueArc reseller HDS, which says it has sold more BlueArc products than BlueArc itself, might account for more than half of BlueArc's revenue. But this isn't the case. …
Chris Mellor, 2 Dec 2010
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HDS adds ROBO on-ramp to content platform

Hitachi Data Systems has added remote office cacheing facilities to its multi-tenant Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) archive product, and allowed tenants to sub-let with individual archive policies for the sub-lettees. HCP is HDS's archive platform, with up to 40 billion objects stored in an Ethernet cluster of ingest and …
Chris Mellor, 26 Oct 2010
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Hitachi takes losses, chops jobs

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi reported its financial results for its 2008 fiscal third quarter today and swapped some execs in its Americas unit and disk array and disk drive businesses. Because Hitachi's shares are traded on Wall Street, the company reports its financials in both Japanese yen and U.S. dollars. Sales across …
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STEC spills prelim Q3 numbers

EMC's favoured solid-state drive (SSD) supplier STEC has announced excellent preliminary results for its third 2008 quarter. STEC said that it now "expects to report third-quarter 2008 revenue and diluted non-GAAP earnings per share to be at the high end of its previous guidance range of $61m to $63m and $0.10 to $0.11, …
Chris Mellor, 6 Oct 2008

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