Hitachi expands its reach in the SMB segment

DQC Bureau
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Hitachi Data Systems announced moves for expansions into the global SMB markets. These include starter solutions for SAN-based consolidation and data backup built on the new Thunder 9520V Workgroup modular storage system. 


The company introduced the Thunder 9520V that delivers 4.2 GB/sec of cached bandwidth-six times that of the nearest ATA-based comparative product-and good connectivity, data availability, and reliability. It will deploy storage according to a business application's performance, availability.

The Thunder 9520 V supports all management tools and software options that are available on the Thunder 9500 V Series, such as Hitachi Resource Manager utility package, which is included with the unit, and the optional Hitachi ShadowImage In-System replication, Copy-on-Write software (formerly QuickShadow), and cross-system copy (formerly HiCopy). In heterogeneous environments, the Hitachi HiCommand Storage Area Management Suite provides management through optional application and business modules.

It also supports storage technologies in the Windows server 2003 platform, including Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). Additionally, the 9520V will support open connectivity to Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003-based NAS gateways to enable file services supported by Hitachi storage.


HDS' partners are also optimistic of HDS expanding in the SMB segment. Bert Noah, Co-Head of Enterprise Products Line, Acer said, "By integrating HDS' 9520V Workgroup Modular Storage system with our servers and storage devices such as tape, our partners can provide SMB/SME customers a quick and easy-to-manage network storage solution based on our product range.”

Liang Jun, GM Server and Storage Business Division of Lenovo said, "The very strong price/performance and feature rich software options make the Thunder 9520V an ideal product to complement our strength in the middle and low-end server market.”