Further expanding its industry lead in enterprise storage system performance while crushing through the limitations of aging monolithic architectures, Hitachi today announced that its flagship Universal Storage Platform™ V achieved the highest Storage Performance Council (SPC-1) benchmark result in enterprise storage system history, eclipsing the results of every single enterprise storage system ever tested using this widely recognized industry-standard benchmark.
The Hitachi USP V nearly doubled the performance levels achieved by competitors’ enterprise storage systems tested under the SPC-1 methodology, achieving 200,245.73 SPC IOPS™ in the SPC-1 benchmark with a single storage controller—delivering incredibly fast response times at a lower price point, providing exceptional storage economics to end-users.
“Evaluator Group has been a strong proponent of the SPC since it published its first results in 2001 and encourage our clients to use these results for competitive comparisons. With these very impressive results the USP V has significantly raised the performance bar for enterprise storage systems,” said Chuck Standerfer, senior partner, Evaluator Group. “We would encourage the other enterprise storage vendors to graciously accept this challenge and publish their SPC results so that customers would have a valid independent source for comparisons.”
This independent SPC-1 benchmark result complements the already established performance achievements of the landmark Hitachi USP V, which continues to lead the industry in maximum cached IOPS, delivering a blistering 3.5 million peak cached IOPS, an advantage of between 75-300-percent over other enterprise storage systems in the market, providing customers with a storage services platform with essentially no limitation as its limitation.
“These benchmark results are further proof that the Hitachi USP V basically makes typical enterprise storage performance issues a non-issue," said Carl Greiner, senior vice president, Infrastructure Research, OVUM. “By doubling the previous top SPC performance result, customers can be increasingly confident that the Hitachi USP V will deliver maximum value supporting their IT infrastructures, both today and in the future.”
“For customers seeking absolutely peak performance and the fastest response times from their business-critical applications, the Hitachi USP V has the requisite horsepower to meet any business or IT challenge and elevate storage performance and utilization to a new trajectory,” said Roberto Basilio, senior director, Enterprise Storage Product Management, Hitachi Data Systems. “These results further solidify Hitachi’s position as the leader in high-end storage environments.”
What this new SPC-1 benchmark result means for customers is:
• Greater Productivity: Sustain significantly more business transactions than any other enterprise storage system in the market, boosting sales and profitability
• Increased Efficiency: Greatly improve application response time to single digit millisecond levels and support more users, more applications, and handle more capacity on a centrally managed platform that leverages years of mature and reliable microcode
• Lower TCO: Run a multitude of applications, such as Microsoft Exchange and Oracle Database 11g, concurrently on a single storage controller
• Reduced Risk: If your applications don’t perform well then your business suffers—performance definitively matters to business success.
The SPC is a non-profit corporation founded to define, standardize and promote storage system benchmarks and to disseminate objective, verifiable performance data to the computer industry and its customers. SPC membership is open to all companies, academic institutions and individuals. The SPC created the first industry-standard performance benchmark in 2001, targeted at the needs and concerns of the storage industry and its goal is to serve as a catalyst for performance improvement in storage.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation provides Services Oriented Storage Solutions that enable heterogeneous storage to be dynamically provisioned according to business needs and centrally managed via industry-leading Hitachi storage virtualization software. As an integral part of the Hitachi Storage Solutions Group, Hitachi Data Systems delivers storage infrastructure platforms, storage management software, and storage consulting services through direct and indirect channels in over 170 countries and regions. Its customers include nearly 60-percent of Fortune 100 companies.
About Hitachi, Ltd
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services.
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