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Hitachi Vantara Accelerates Customers' Journey to Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud With End-to-End Cloud Services

Today at Hitachi NEXT 2019, Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., unveiled expanded and enhanced capabilities for Hitachi Vantara cloud services. This is the first major announcement of the newly formed cloud services portfolio that includes cloud migration services, application modernization services, operations managed services, consulting services and Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC).

Together, these cloud services can accelerate the deployment and productive use of hybrid cloud and multicloud environments. The cloud services can speed the implementation of VMware cloud solutions, migrate and modernize apps and data for Microsoft Azure faster, and provide a comprehensive set of managed services to optimize the management of public and private cloud resources.

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"Enterprises are struggling to balance cost and complexity with performance and compliance requirements as they transform their IT operations. Growth in mission-critical applications and demand for data will only accelerate the need for more bandwidth and lower latency," said Bobby Soni, chief solutions and services officer at Hitachi Vantara. "At Hitachi Vantara, we are creating people-centric services that empower enterprises to innovate and deliver business outcomes. Our newest capabilities can help our customers achieve fully managed, secure hybrid cloud and multicloud environments faster, and can deliver actionable insights for data-driven decision making."

Hitachi Vantara cloud services enable infrastructure from edge to core to cloud. Since the company acquired REAN Cloud in 2018, Hitachi Vantara has gained critical capabilities and industry-leading expertise in cloud migration and application modernization, instantly elevating its cloud offering portfolio and managed services capabilities. These capabilities are fully integrated within the Hitachi Vantara cloud services portfolio. The enhanced services offer consistent data across edge, on-premises and cloud environments for faster deployment, significantly improved business effectiveness and exceptional operational and cost efficiencies.

Hitachi Vantara also introduced Hitachi Flex Consumption, a new consumption-based model that marks a shift in how customers can consume IT solutions and services. This new model is designed for customers to commercially align technology expenses with enterprise usage while helping them meet defined business outcomes. The flexible consumption simplifies the use of resources and provides customers with more choice to simply pay only for the services they use, when they need them. The new model will support a broad set of Hitachi Vantara offerings including remote monitoring and fully managed services.

Updates to the Hitachi Vantara cloud services portfolio include:

Hitachi Cloud Migration and Application Modernization Services: These services enable customers to embrace the cloud based on their business needs to achieve agility, enhance governance and realize cost benefits. New updates to Hitachi Cloud Migration and Application Modernization Services include:

  • A cloud-agnostic approach to provide applications and workloads with consistent data services across edge, on-premises and cloud environments.
  • The use of data to adapt existing applications to perform their best in public clouds.
  • The Hitachi Cloud Accelerator Platform with enhanced automation to migrate and modernize applications for Microsoft Azure.
  • The Hitachi Cloud Accelerator Platform, which can be delivered as a managed service using HEC to optimize DevSecOps principles in hybrid cloud environments.
  • Cloud Migration and Application Modernization services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC): HEC adds support for a single pane to manage private and public cloud resources delivered as part of Hitachi managed services. This single cloud management interface delivers transparent visibility, which can reduce risks, costs and time to value. New enhancements to HEC include:

  • Speeding the deployment and first use of new VMware cloud solutions including VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware Enterprise PKS and VMware Cloud on AWS, adding it to the pre-engineered and pre-designed catalog framework of HEC.
  • A single invoice for private cloud resources delivered by HEC and public cloud resources provided by Hitachi Vantara Cloud Operations Services.
  • A powerful real-time data analytics platform that makes the Data Services Hub available as part of HEC for those who need it in hybrid cloud environments but have data or insights that must remain in a private cloud.

Hitachi's Approach to Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud
Hitachi Vantara has a robust portfolio of cloud-agnostic, multicloud services that uses a pre-engineered approach, delivers the right service levels on day one and deploys a usable environment with VMware Cloud on AWS. Key outcomes and benefits of adopting Hitachi Vantara cloud services include:

  • An Accelerated Cloud Journey: Using Hitachi Vantara cloud services, customers can experience faster migration to the cloud of their choice, faster modernization to optimize apps for the cloud and faster first use of hybrid cloud and multicloud environments.
  • Greater Cloud Efficiency: Hitachi Vantara cloud services can maximize the cloud's potential by using a low-code automation platform for modernization that optimizes resource utilization with pre-engineered, pay-as-you-go cloud resources, and by lowering costs using automated IT operations with ready-to-use infrastructure.
  • Cloud Effectiveness: Hitachi Vantara cloud services can provide greater flexibility and agility for delivering improved business processes, greater cloud security and compliance discipline and the use of an expanded service catalog with guaranteed service levels.

With the focus of Hitachi Vantara's cloud services portfolio on accelerating customers' successful journey to hybrid cloud and multicloud, enterprises can continue to achieve the outcomes they need to be successful in today's competitive environment.


Hitachi Vantara cloud services and Hitachi Enterprise Cloud enhancements are available today.

Published Wednesday, October 09, 2019 11:19 AM by David Marshall
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