SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NEC Corporation of America, a premier provider of IT, network and telephony solutions, today unveiled its HYDRAstor platform, dramatically altering the storage landscape with a simple and cost-effective new grid storage architecture that completely changes the way companies approach storage by enabling them to manage information, not just infrastructure. This next-generation grid storage architecture not only delivers near limitless scale-out capabilities, enhanced resiliency and continuous availability, but also provides policy-driven, integrated data management services.
Todays storage complexities have prevented IT from managing storage as a service and moving the business of business forward, said Karen Dutch, general manager, Advanced Storage Products, NEC Corporation of America. Built with end user input along the way, the HYDRAstor architecture directly addresses these challenges. With HYDRAstor, businesses have a strategic storage platform that enables IT to quickly meet increasingly strict SLA and business policies on information storage, protection and control.
HYDRAstor addresses the shortcomings of todays SAN and NAS systems through its community of smart nodes comprised of self-aware, self-healing industry-standard servers with no single point of failure and no central resource bottleneck. HYDRAstor greatly enhances the flexibility of the storage environment while also reducing infrastructure complexity and management overhead.
Because of the complexity in today's storage environments, IT professionals are too often focused on the management of infrastructure rather than information, said Robert Gray, senior analyst, IDC. Today's solution, with compounded growth, becomes tomorrow's problem, and a new approach to simplification is required. NECs HYDRAstor architecture provides the next-generation simplicity of grid storage coupled with integrated data management services to save both time and money. The HYDRAstor 'community of smart nodes' has been designed from the ground-up to make it easy for IT to manage storage growth and focus on their true priority of becoming a business partner.