The Evolution of the Data Center and the Role of Virtualized Infrastructure and Unified 3D Management
This IDC White Paper examines these complementary technologies from Hitachi and
explains how they speed the benefits of virtualization and dramatically improve the
management of the infrastructure while modernizing the storage architecture. Firms
enjoy the benefits of this transformation while scaling the infrastructure. From a
management perspective, Hitachi's approach is offering unified management of
virtualized storage infrastructure in three different dimensions (3D management).
Firms can manage up within a highly scalable storage environment, manage out
across different virtualized storage architectures, and manage deep by leveraging
tight integration across the Command Suite product capabilities — all at once. The
unified 3D management approach enables firms to simultaneously reduce both capex
and opex associated with storage management.
Despite the desire for data center transformation, the practical reality is that data
center managers face some considerable challenges that can stymie their journey to
an evolved and transformed data center. Some of these challenges are discussed in