Hitachi Vantara Updates Its Series 5000 Virtual Storage Platform

Channelfuture | October 09, 2019

Hitachi Vantara has launched its latest virtual storage platform, the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) 5000 Series, which includes many performance improvements and a new Hitachi Ops Center management application. Powered by Hitachi accelerated fabric, the new systems reportedly delivers 21 million IOPS and can scale to 69 petabytes in size, allowing partners and customers to build enterprise-class NVMe storage arrays for a wide range of uses. Also included is an updated Hitachi storage virtualization operating system, according to the company. The Hitachi VSP 5000 series is designed and built as a data storage foundation for a wide range of businesses with the ability to handle existing workloads while being ready to add future workloads from expanding multicloud and AI-driven environments, according to the company.

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As organizations continue their transformation journeys, many have accelerated their adoption of cloud. However, not all platforms and applications can be quickly modernized.

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As organizations continue their transformation journeys, many have accelerated their adoption of cloud. However, not all platforms and applications can be quickly modernized.

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ZEDEDA | January 03, 2023

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Nerdio | February 02, 2023

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Mirantis | January 13, 2023

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