HUS supports Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), a virtualized object store with custom metadata, and provides regulatory compliance. HCP can share HUS capacity with file and block applications from the same storage pool.
The array also uses Hitachi's Dynamic Provisioning -- a thin provisioning algorithm -- to grow file and block storage as application needs grow, eliminating the requirement to over-provision storage to ensure application uptime.
HUS also migrates file and block data among different tiers of storage, such as SSDs and SAS and SATA hard drives to ensure the highest performance for mission-critical data.
"This is fully integrated with VMware, Microsoft Hypervisor, Oracle and SAP. It's a product ready to consume data immediately," Nalls said.
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