Hitachi Data Systems offers all-flash array to compete with EMC and Pure Storage

Hitachi Data Systems is slowly said to be departing from its traditional storage focus as it is offering all-flash array to compete with EMC and Pure Storage. The company on Tuesday announced three variants of All Flash Arrays enriched with new operating systems optimized for high performance using industry standard components.

Hitachi’s HFS A series of all-flash storage arrays, earlier code named as Cheetah, come in three models- all in same 2U enclosure. They offer dedup and compression on or off at the RAID group level to get improved performance when needed.

Hitachi’s HFS A220 includes 10 in number 1.6TB Solid State Drives for a total raw capacity of 16TB or an effective capacity of 64TB with compression and deduplication services. This appliance is available for a price of $125,000 making it one of the low priced all-flash arrays in the market

Hitachi’s HFS A250 includes 30 in number 1.6TB Solid State Drives for a total raw capacity of 48TB or an effective capacity of 192TB with compression and deduplication services.

Hitachi’s HFS A270 includes 60 in number 1.6TB Solid State Drives for a total raw capacity of 96TB or an effective capacity of 384TB with compression and deduplication. Price of this appliance is under wraps.

With the HFS A Series, Hitachi Data Systems is stepping into new territory as a way to compete with EMC’s XtremIO, Pure Storage, Tintri, and others in this space.

Hope, the company takes a business edge in all flash competition with its low cost All Flash offerings.


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