Hitachi Vantara has today at announced updates to the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio at its partner and user conference NEXT 2018.
The updates extend data governance, optimise for cloud and modernise file services to help organisations govern and protect their data in an increasingly complex multicloud environment.
These enhancements to the HCP portfolio help deliver business outcomes by maximising the power of data no matter where it resides – from the data centre to the cloud and out to the edge – and move them forward in today’s digital, data-driven business landscape.
Organisations recognise that data is the critical element to growth and innovation.
HCP is an object storage platform that manages data as a key business asset and govern it with integrated security to reduce compliance risks.
The new updates expand the capabilities of the HCP portfolio to help customers improve business productivity by making information available to users with strengthened security and data governance, while also helping to reduce costs across private and multicloud environments.
IDC file and object-based storage systems research manager Amita Potnis says, “Hitachi Vantara’s investment and innovations place the Hitachi Content Platform portfolio in a leadership position in the object-based storage market.”
“A recent study shows 56% of respondents plan to use private or multicloud platforms within the next 18 months.
Potnis adds, “The latest software updates give customers the ability to own and control how their data is stored, protected, governed and accessed across workloads, on-premises storage platforms and multiple public cloud deployments.”
HCP is an intelligent object storage platform based on robust compliance features, metadata-driven classification, indexing and full content search designed to lower compliance costs associated with ever-changing regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
HCP makes sensitive data tamper-resistant with the latest governance capabilities including:
HCP delivers cost-optimised cloud object storage, performance and scale so that organisations can consolidate multiple application workloads onto a single platform.
This enables customers to centralise their data first, inventory it and determine the best location to store the data based on cost, sensitivity or value – on premises, in the cloud or both.
HCP can achieve over 60% lower storage costs over five years than using public cloud alone.
The latest features include:
Updates to Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere (HCP Anywhere) extend the boundaries of the digital workplace to deliver sync-based file services at the edge. HCP Anywhere allows organisations to replace traditional file servers with cloud file storage or cloud home directories.
It extends file-sharing data services from core data centres to remote and branch offices and end-user devices.
This improves both collaboration and productivity and enhances data protection against device failure, user error and attacks such as ransomware.
The new release of HCP Anywhere includes the following enhancements:
Hitachi Vantara emerging solutions and cloud services marketing vice president Linda Xu says, “The latest innovations to the Hitachi Content Platform portfolio allow customers to govern and protect their data in a multicloud environment.”
“As organisations’ cloud, governance and data accessibility requirements continue to evolve rapidly, HCP provides an adaptive, scalable and cost-efficient cloud storage platform that helps businesses organise their data, extract intelligence and safely share it with a globally dispersed workforce through a single point of visibility and control.”