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HDS Intros Next-Gen NAS

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Marking a strategic milestone designed to ignite the high-performance computing (HPC) storage market, Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today announced significant enhancements to the Hitachi High-performance NAS Platform, powered by BlueArc, further extending its lead over competing solutions. 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.

Todays news further leverages 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

Commenting on today’s announcement John Mansfield, vice president, Product Management, for Hitachi Data Systems said, “We have taken NAS to the next level by moving to 4 node clusters and dramatically elevating the level of performance that customers can expect from Hitachi’s High-performance NAS Platform. Our unique architecture provides remarkably efficient resource consumption when clustering, relative to our competition. 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.”

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)