Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hitachi Data Systems Adds Cloud Capabilities to Content Platform

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS) announced major enhancements to its Content Platform portfolio, featuring integrated solutions for private and hybrid cloud, Openstack, elastic scale backup-free cloud gateways, file sync and share, and mobile access to enterprise NAS file shares from a single architecture.

HDS said its new Content Platform capabilities support cost-optimized cloud services for elastic scalability across onsite and offsite storage environments. Organizations will be able to integrate the Hitachi Content Platform into their OpenStack environment.

The company also updated Hitachi Data Ingestor and HCP Anywhere to enable secure – and unified – mobile access to both cloud and enterprise data.

HDS also is enhancing mobile access to its content platform, so users have secure access to cloud and enterprise data from anywhere, on any device, at any time.

“With Hitachi Content Platform cloud storage solution from Hitachi Data Systems, Xinhua News Agency will become the first news agency to adopt disks for streaming media asset storage in China,” said, Jiao Lu, leader of cloud media asset project team, audio-visual data division, technology department, Xinhua News Agency. “The object storage technology and customized metadata function of HCP provides self-description capabilities that are independent of the database and application system for streaming media files. At the same time, the standard HTTP-based access protocol offered by HCP can not only eliminate the waiting time of tape export, but also provide service for users from external networks. This can improve the read and write response speed of streaming files significantly. Upon the completion of the system implementation, HCP cloud storage will become the core data platform for TV service of Xinhua News Agency.”