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Streamlining VMware Workflows with Hitachi HNAS

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a little over 14 years ago that VMware hit the market. Coming in at just the right time, it quickly permeated the virtualization marketplace and became the industry’s heaviest hitter. Today, many VMware implementations are reaching maturity, and organizations are looking for ways to not only organize their VMware deployments, but also to make them more cost effective. Hitachi Data System offers one piece to the puzzle with its HNAS line of storage virtualization.

1338365792The challenge faced by any storage provider in a VMware environment today is the ability to make full use of the benefits of storage virtualization. Turing your NAS environment around so that it is, in effect, a single storage pool offers a significant increase in efficiency.

Here are some of the ways that Hitachi’s HNAS products streamline your VMware workflows:

  • Finally be able to achieve the highest possible ROI that you’ve long expected to see from your VMware environment.
  • Be able to manage your VMware environment with much greater ease and with a reduction in performance concerns.
  • Achieve your necessary backup and recovery service levels.
  • Be able to run your most mission critical applications via NAS.

Making some of these changes seems risky. Many enterprises are hesitant, for example, to bring mission critical applications into the NAS world, for fear of a major performance hit. The truth, however, is that Hitachi’s latest iteration of NAS systems will blow you away, and allow literally thousands of virtual machines to fly.

With a NAS solutions that’s powered by VMware, you can achieve what you thought was impossible. You can spin up, back up and recover literally thousands of desktops or virtual machines in just a matter of minutes. Even your most business critical applications can flourish in this environment. With technologies like directory-level cloning, your data is better protected and more accessible than ever before. Even large databases, such as Oracle and SAP, can be snapped in just seconds.

Data migration tools for NAS from HDS help to make it so you can migrate to the latest technology with virtually zero downtime, and achieve the lowest possible TCO.

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