Hitachi recently hosted NEXT 2017 event in Las Vegas and announced its new business entity Hitachi Vantara to leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises. This new company will unify the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho into a single integrated business as Hitachi Vantara to capitalize on Hitachi’s social innovation capability in both operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT).
Hitachi Vantara envisions Smart Data Center as the ultimate approach to optimize all aspects of IT operations across data centers, reduce cost, manage risk and increase agility to respond to business change. According to Gary Breder, Director of cloud and services product marketing, few years back data centers was the most important thing in the organization. But with time the company realized that they need software for that instead of hardware. Therefore we have shifted from the hardware to software.
This Smart Data Center approach makes IT more agile by automating processes and centralizing control that span systems, clouds and data centers. Smart Data Center is very different from traditional IT administration. It automates decision-making, insight and guidance through predictive analytics, IoT and prescriptive intelligence. These advanced capabilities centralize the management of IT infrastructure for simple as well as complex operations.
The Smart Data Center includes:
- Speeds time to deploy IT resources and complete administrative tasks
- Streamlines changing and adding new infrastructure technology
- Provides holistic, dynamic data center operational and commercial views, on-demand for data-driven decision-making, risk management and planning
- Maximizes operational efficiency and cost reduction
- Improves business alignment and consistent delivery of service levels
“We have introduced updates on the existing Hitachi’s cloud offerings which will help our customers to use public cloud. The company has also launched new offering from Hitachi Enterprise Container plug point. It is designed for those companies which started on the internet”, he added.
Breder concluded by saying that we try to strike the right balance between customization and standardization. We don’t want our customers to buy more than what they need. Therefore we have created different models for different kind of businesses.