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HDS Malaysia breaks new ground in enterprise storage

AvantiKumar | June 22, 2009
Business resilience in tough times

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 JUNE 2009 In tough times, business resilience can be enhanced by a new enterprise storage approach, according to Hitachi Data Systems Malaysia.

Application downtime, for any reason, is one of the highest priority concerns of customers that can cause billions of dollars in lost business opportunity, said Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Malaysia managing director, Johnson Khoo.

Clustering is a critical feature of an integrated virtualised storage strategy and Hitachi is the only storage company that is delivering this type of innovation in the market today, said Khoo. Hitachi is providing innovative capabilities for customers, which translates into storage investment protection and the assurance that critical data assets are optimised and protected.

He said the Hitachi High Availability Manager is the industry's first open systems storage array clustering technology that delivers 100 per cent accessibility of business-critical data assets and offers customers future-proofing of their storage investments over time.

Improving without budget increases

In addition, Hitachi Data Systems also announced enhanced support for IBM FlashCopy technology. When leveraged in conjunction with Hitachi Universal Replicator software, this new functionality provides customers improved business continuity and disaster recovery strategies in both two data centre point-to-point operation and three data centre multi-target configurations, said Khoo.

"In today's difficult economy, IT organisations face tightening budgets but must continue to improve the protection and management of their company's rapidly growing pools of information, said analyst firm IDC vice president, storage systems and IT strategies, Richard Villars.

One major and fast growing operational cost is the time and money that IT organisations spend to migrate data to new, more cost-effective solutions," said Villars. "Solutions like the Hitachi High Availability Manager provide customers with instantaneous failover and recovery capabilities that can dramatically reduce data management costs while also reducing application downtime."


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