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HUS VM – Hitachi’s New Midrange Baby

The acquisition of BlueArc by Hitachi/HDS just over 12 months ago enabled the company to start producing more integrated unified products, which have been branded under the name HUS (Hitachi Unified Storage).  The latest announcement, made on 25th September 2012 (and discussed at the HDS Bloggers’ Day) is a new platform taking the HUS NAS component (i.e. BlueArc) and using ... Read More »

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform: Optimised 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.  Previous posts: Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform: Disk Drive Architecture Hitachi have modified the VSP array to provide significant performance improvements over the previous USP and USP V models.  These changes may ... Read More »

Choosing Between Monolithic and Modular Architectures – Part I

The recent proposed acquisition of 3Par by Dell and/or HP has made me think a little more about the direction the storage industry is taking in terms of their storage array design architecture.  Since storage arrays became a category of devices in their own right, we’ve seen the growth of the monolithic, sometimes called Enterprise storage array.  Hu Yoshida discusses ... Read More »

Hitachi Bloggers Day: Day 0

Here I am again on the start of another vendor blogging day.  As the title of this post suggests, this will be a trip to see Hitachi, or HDS (Hitachi Data Systems) if you prefer.  The Bloggers Day is taking place over two days and is located in San Jose, just south of San Francisco in California.  I’ve previously posted ... Read More »

Enterprise Computing: The New USP – A Dreary Storage Cluster?

Well, I truly hope not.  Let me just explain what I’m talking about and things may become a bit clearer. HDS have started their viral marketing for an announcement being made on 27th May.  Claus Mikkelsen’s latest blog entry asks us to guess what the announcement will be, based on an acronym of REGRADES OUR CLASSY TREAT. So, I think ... Read More »


In case you don’t always go back and look at comments (and let’s face it, it’s not easy to track them), then have a look at Tony’s comment from my post yesterday. It’s good to see a bit of banter going on and that’s what HDS could do with. HDS have hardly developed a good blogging prowess, it’s more a ... Read More »