Hitachi Data Systems shows enhancements to high-performance NAS platform
Hitachi Data Systems showcased significant enhancements to the Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform, powered by BlueArc, at HIMSS07 in New Orleans last week. Based on performance achieved in real-world customer environments and displaying near linear scalability, the Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform now delivers more than 1 million IOPs (input-output operations per second) in the newly available 4-node cluster configuration.

The enhancements further leverage Hitachi Data Systems’ worldwide OEM agreement with BlueArc, announced in December last year, to maximize product development efforts around the delivery of sophisticated file-based storage virtualization solutions that are designed to accelerate Hitachi Data Systems’ expansion into the global high-performance computing (HPC) storage market.

“Our unique architecture provides remarkably efficient resource consumption when clustering, relative to our competition,” said John Mansfield, vice president, Product Management. “The increase in performance is considerable as it reduces the costs and resources associated with storing, managing and most importantly, accessing data. Our enhanced NAS platform is ideal for both enterprise customers who need large scale consolidation and users in data-intensive, high-performance computing markets, such as life sciences, Internet services and entertainment, who place a higher emphasis on performance and scalability.”