Hitachi Data Systems and Cisco Join Forces for New Storage Networking Solutions.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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Hitachi Freedom Storage First To Be Qualified for
Interoperability with Cisco's MDS MDS,
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Continuing to deliver on its TrueNorth(TM) commitment of providing customer choice and open solutions, Hitachi Data Systems See HDS. , a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :HIT), today announced that it is the first storage vendor to complete hardware interoperability qualification testing between its storage products and the Cisco MDS 9509 Multilayer Director, the Cisco MDS 9216 Multilayer Fabric Switch, and associated modules. Qualifying interoperability between Hitachi Freedom Storage(TM) products and the Cisco MDS product family allows customers to enjoy the scalability of Cisco's new products with the proven reliability and performance of Hitachi Freedom Storage.
Hitachi Data Systems also announced the signing of a non-binding letter of intent to resell and support the Cisco MDS 9000 Family of Multilayer Directors and Fabric Switches as part of its portfolio of SAN switches. When the terms of the agreement between Cisco and Hitachi are finalized, Hitachi Data Systems will make the Cisco MDS 9000 available to its customers with full service and support.
"Ensuring that the Cisco MDS 9000 multilayer switches See layer 3 switch. interoperate with Hitachi Freedom Storage is consistent with the TrueNorth vision of partnering with a broad range of companies to deliver storage solutions that benefit our mutual customers," said Scott Genereux, vice president, Global Marketing and Business Development. "This agreement allows Hitachi Data Systems to offer our customers the scalability, security and performance they need while protecting their storage investment. The Cisco MDS family of products is a great complement to the proven availability and performance of Hitachi Freedom Storage."
"The completion of hardware interoperability between the Cisco MDS 9000 and the Hitachi Freedom Storage products is a significant milestone for Cisco," said Luca Cafiero, senior vice president and general manager of the Switching, Voice, and Storage Technology Group at Cisco. "This achievement not only demonstrates Cisco's technical expertise in Fibre Channel switching In a computer storage field, a Fibre Channel switch is a network switch compatible with Fibre Channel (FC) protocol. It allows the creation of a Fibre Channel fabric, that is currently the core component of most storage area networks. , it is also an important step in executing on our go-to-market strategies, which include demand fulfillment and integrated services In computer networking, IntServ or integrated services is an architecture that specifies the elements to guarantee quality of service (QoS) on networks. IntServ can for example be used to allow video and sound to reach the receiver without interruption. and support through the major storage solution providers such as HDS (Hitachi Data Systems, Santa Clara, CA, www.hds.com) A leading provider of high-end storage hardware, software and services. Part of the Information Systems & Telecommunications Division of Hitachi Ltd. . With this hardware interoperability, HDS will now be in the position to offer these integrated services with the Cisco MDS 9000 platform."
The Cisco MDS 9000 Family is a comprehensive line of SAN switches for a wide variety of storage networks. The Cisco MDS 9000 Family is designed to offer high performance and scalability, and delivers intelligent network services such as multiprotocol/multitransport integration, Virtual SANs (VSANs), security, advanced traffic management, sophisticated diagnostics and unified SAN management. These products are designed to help customers drive SAN consolidation, increase data availability Refers to the degree to which data can be instantly accessed. The term is mostly associated with service levels that are set up either by the internal IT organization or that may be guaranteed by a third party datacenter or storage provider. , and more efficiently manage their storage resources.
Hitachi Data Systems is uniquely positioned to help customers take advantage of the scalability of Cisco's SAN infrastructure via the ability to provide "virtual private storage" connectivity for as many as 4096 heterogeneous servers per Hitachi Freedom Storage system by isolating one server's storage domain from other servers' domains.
About Hitachi Freedom Storage
Hitachi Freedom Storage systems deliver set-and-forget management, complemented by flexible capacity, performance, and connectivity. The Lightning 9900(TM) V Series and Thunder 9500(TM) V Series storage systems form the foundation of an intelligent information infrastructure, enabling enterprise customers to simplify and consolidate storage management while reducing total cost of ownership and maximizing return on investment.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems enables organizations worldwide to exploit the full potential of information. Adhering to our TrueNorth(TM) vision and strategy, we provide customers with a broad range of storage solutions to simplify, protect and optimize their information infrastructures. Our offerings include centralized cen·tral·ize
v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
2. and distributed storage Storing data in multiple computers or in computers that are geographically dispersed. This was an early term for storage that evolved into SANs and storage virtualization. See SAN and storage virtualization. solutions complemented by best-of-breed products from channel partners and industry alliances.
With 2,700 employees, Hitachi Data Systems conducts business through direct and indirect channels in the public, government and private sectors in over 170 countries. Our customers include more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.hds.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company, with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2001 (ended March 31, 2002) consolidated sales totaled 7,994 billion yen ($60.1 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors, including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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