October 14, 2008

Hitachi Data Systems Unveils Next-Generation Lineup of Midrange Storage Systems

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi and a provider of services oriented storage solutions, has unveiled its next-generation lineup of midrange storage systems, the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 Series.

Hitachi Data Systems said that it is introducing a wide range of pioneering technologies, previously unavailable on a midrange storage platform, that deliver improved performance, connectivity, scalability, reliability and ease-of-use to midrange customers.

The company claims that the Hitachi AMS Series 2000 delivers up to four times the performance compared to prior generations, and also offers storage consolidation for iSCSI, NAS, and fiber channel storage area network (SAN) connections. The AMS Series 2000 is comprised of three models: the Hitachi AMS 2100, the Hitachi AMS 2300 and the Hitachi AMS 2500.

John Mansfield, senior vice president of global storage solutions strategy and development at Hitachi Data Systems, said: "Hitachi Data Systems is leveraging its deep R&D expertise and storage innovation to offer customers technologies and solutions that deliver ease of management, reliability and scalability, aimed at meeting the demands of midrange customers.

"The Hitachi AMS Series 2000 delivers tangible efficiencies not only to business operations, but also to the environmentals of the data center. In the face of dwindling IT budgets and high energy costs, this is a powerful value proposition that will enable Hitachi Data Systems to accelerate its penetration into the midrange storage market."