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Great Post on Disk Drive Futures from Hitachi

If you haven’t read it already, I urge you to have a look at the following post on Claus Mikkelsen’s (@yoclaus) blog over at HDS.  It’s a guest post from Ian Vogelesang, who seems to have held many jobs in HGST and Hitachi, but focusing on the disk drive industry.  I warn you it’s highly technical and a long post ... Read More »

Hitachi Acquire BlueArc (At Last)

I don’t talk about company acquisitions too often but I can’t let the purchase of BlueArc by HDS pass me by without adding my opinion.  First of all, for those of you who don’t know, BlueArc sells NAS hardware which has been resold by HDS for some years under the HNAS brand.  The hardware comes stand-alone or can act as ... Read More »

Hitachi Bloggers Day 2011 – Part I

As previously mentioned, last week I attended the second HDS/Hitachi Bloggers’ Day, this year located at Sefton Park in the UK.  Setting the event on this side of The Pond (rather than requiring me to take a 10,000 mile round-trip) was certainly a benefit and I welcomed the lack of jet lag!  I suspect of all the attendees I had ... Read More »

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform: Michael Hay Discussion

At the recent Hitachi Information Forum on 27th September 2010 I caught a few minutes with Michael Hay, Chief Strategist and Vice President of Product Planning.  We discussed some of the new features of the VSP platform.  Here’s the video. [vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/15812730[/vimeo] Read More »

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform: Disk Drive Architecture

This is a series of posts that cover the features of Hitachi’s new enterprise storage platform, the VSP (Virtual Storage Platform), also sold by HP as the P9500 array. The VSP is the first enterprise array from Hitachi that offers support for 2.5″ drives.  We’ve seen these Small Form Factor (SFF) models for some time now and other manufacturers of ... Read More »

HDS and HP Release New Enterprise Array

Today HDS and HP will announce the next generation enterprise storage array architecture from Hitachi (see details here and here).  Both companies OEM the  VSP (HDS name) or 9500 (HP name) and so the releases are co-ordinated to occur at the same time.  I am currently in Santa Clara for the Hitachi Information Forum, at which the VSP will be ... Read More »