Hitachi Vantara, a data storage company, recently unveiled a new data storage designed for midsize enterprise customers. Aside from lowering costs, the new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) E990 also simplifies data infrastructure management for midsize enterprises utilizing artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and containerized applications.
As the COVID-19 pandemic remain uncontained after almost half a year since it was first discovered in Wuhan, China, governments have imposed lockdowns to help contain the spread of the virus. In the process, businesses are forced to implement remote work setup, which increased the demand for cloud and data storage significantly.
Hitachi said the new storage platform can “streamline delivery by up to 90.3%” using AI while it also “reduces manual storage provisioning tasks by up to 70%3 and delivers root cause issue analysis four times faster to accelerate troubleshooting.” It also features an all-NVMe architecture with lowest-cost IOPS (as low as $0.03 per IOPS) and low latency demanding business applications.
Hitachi Vantara also introduced EverFlex, a program that provides “simple, elastic, and comprehensive acquisition choices for the E990.” To maximize the budget of midsize enterprises, EverFlex’s cost is based on consumption and offers different pricing models depending on the network’s needs. Added services are available to further reduce costs and avoid disruptions to business by providing outcome-based operational services that help deliver more consistent service levels without placing an additional burden on staff.