Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2500

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The best performance available in a model that scales to 480 disk drives. Ideal for large and enterprise businesses, Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2500 is a highly reliable, flexible and scalable storage system for Microsoft® Exchange Server, VMware, databases and other business applications. It also provides an optimal choice for tiered and standalone storage, consolidation, business continuity, data replication, backup and archiving.

FEATURES BENEFITS
Easy to set up and administer
  • Eliminates requirements to set preferred paths from hosts to storage
  • System self balances workloads across both controllers
  • “Single pane of glass” to integrate and manage multiple Hitachi systems
  • Simplified RAID group placement using SAS backplane architecture
  • Helpful documents and web portal
Unsurpassed Reliability and Data Availability
  • 99.999 percent data availability with no single point of failure
  • Non-disruptive microcode updates
  • Hot swappable major components
  • Dual-battery backup for cache
  • Flexible drive sparing with no copy back required after a RAID rebuild
  • In system and remote site data replication options
  • RAID-6 dual parity support for enhanced reliability when using large SATA and SAS drives
Cost-effective performance
  • Full-duplex, 3Gbps SAS drive interface that can simultaneously send and receive commands or data on the same link
  • 32 concurrent disk I/O paths provide up to 9600MB/s of total system bandwidth
  • Hitachi Dynamic Load Balancing Controller automatically balances loads to eliminate bottlenecks for outstanding performance
Tremendous scalability
  • Ability to add capacity, connectivity, and performance as needed
  • Concurrent support of large heterogeneous open systems environments with up to 2048 virtual server ports and 4096 LUNs
  • Scale performance to 900,000 IOPS
  • Data-in-place upgrades from AMS2100 to the AMS2300 or the AMS2500
  • Mega LUNs, up to 60TB, enable set-it-and-forget-it provisioning
Highly Flexible Systems
  • Intermixed SAS and SATA drives can share the same tray to save cost
  • Dense Expansion Tray option holds up to 48 disks in a 4U (176mm) high tray
  • Multiprotocol support for both Fibre Channel and iSCSI host interfaces
  • Combine with Hitachi High performance NAS for simultaneous block and file access
Platform for solution delivery
  • Ideal for changing workloads in a server virtualization environment
  • Technical guides to setup applications and systems for best performance and highest scalability possible

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Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2300

imgE0The best combination of price and performance in a model that scales to 240 disk drives. Ideal for large businesses and enterprises, Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2300 is a highly reliable, flexible and scalable storage system for Microsoft® Exchange Server, VMware, databases and other business applications.

FEATURES BENEFITS
Easy to set up and administer
  • Eliminates requirements to set preferred paths from hosts to storage
  • System self balances workloads across both controllers
  • “Single pane of glass” to integrate and manage multiple Hitachi systems
  • Simplified RAID group placement using SAS backplane architecture
  • Helpful documents and web portal
Unsurpassed Reliability and Data Availability
  • 99.999 percent data availability with no single point of failure
  • Non-disruptive microcode updates
  • Hot swappable major components
  • Dual-battery backup for cache
  • Flexible drive sparing with no copy back required after a RAID rebuild
  • In system and remote site data replication options
  • RAID-6 dual parity support for enhanced reliability when using large SATA and SAS drives
Cost-effective performance
  • Full-duplex, 3Gbps SAS drive interface that can simultaneously send and receive commands or data on the same link
  • 16 concurrent disk I/O paths provide up to 4800MB/s of total system bandwidth
  • Hitachi Dynamic Load Balancing Controller automatically balances loads to eliminate bottlenecks for outstanding performance
Tremendous scalability
  • Ability to add capacity, connectivity, and performance as needed
  • Concurrent support of large heterogeneous open systems environments with up to 1024 virtual server ports and 4096 LUNs
  • Scale performance to 400,000 IOPS
  • Data-in-place upgrades from AMS2100 to the AMS2300 or the AMS2500
  • Mega LUNs, up to 60TB, enable set-it-and-forget-it provisioning
Highly Flexible Systems
  • Intermixed SAS and SATA drives can share the same tray to save cost
  • Dense Expansion Tray option holds up to 48 disks in a 4U (176mm) high tray
  • Multiprotocol support for both Fibre Channel and iSCSI host interfaces
  • Combine with Hitachi High performance NAS for simultaneous block and file access
Platform for solution delivery
  • Ideal for changing workloads in a server virtualization environment
  • Technical guides to setup applications and systems for best performance and highest scalability possible

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Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100

imgB4A cost effective option with a rich set of features in a model that scales to 120 disk drives. Ideal for medium and large businesses, Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 is an easy-to-use, scalable, storage system for Microsoft® Exchange Server, VMware, databases and other business applications.

FEATURES BENEFITS
Easy to set up and administer
  • Eliminates requirements to set preferred paths from hosts to storage
  • System self balances workloads across both controllers
  • “Single pane of glass” to integrate and manage multiple Hitachi systems
  • Simplified RAID group placement using SAS backplane architecture
  • Helpful documents and web portal
Unsurpassed Reliability and Data Availability
  • 99.999 percent data availability with no single point of failure
  • Non-disruptive microcode updates
  • Hot swappable major components
  • Dual-battery backup for cache
  • Flexible drive sparing with no copy back required after a RAID rebuild
  • In system and remote site data replication options
  • RAID-6 dual parity support for enhanced reliability when using large SATA and SAS drives
Cost-effective performance
  • Full-duplex, 3Gbps SAS drive interface that can simultaneously send and receive commands or data on the same link
  • 16 concurrent disk I/O paths provide up to 4800MB/s of total system bandwidth
  • Hitachi Dynamic Load Balancing Controller automatically balances loads to eliminate bottlenecks for outstanding performance
Tremendous scalability
  • Ability to add capacity, connectivity, and performance as needed
  • Concurrent support of large heterogeneous open systems environments with up to 512 virtual server ports and 2048 LUNs
  • Scale performance to 400,000 IOPS
  • Data-in-place upgrades from AMS2100 to the AMS2300 or the AMS2500
  • Mega LUNs, up to 60TB, enable set-it-and-forget-it provisioning
Highly Flexible Systems
  • Intermixed SAS and SATA drives can share the same tray to save cost
  • Dense Expansion Tray option holds up to 48 disks in a 4U (176mm) high tray
  • Multiprotocol support for both Fibre Channel and iSCSI host interfaces
  • Combine with Hitachi High performance NAS for simultaneous block and file access
Platform for solution delivery
  • Ideal for changing workloads in a server virtualization environment
  • Technical guides to setup applications and systems for best performance and highest scalability possible

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Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM (USP-VM)

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The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform™ VM blends enterprise- class functionality with a smaller footprint to meet the business needs of entry level enterprises and fast growing mid-sized organizations, while supporting distributed or departmental applications in large enterprises.

Now, smaller organizations can enjoy the same benefits as large enterprises in deploying and managing their storage infrastructure in a way never possible before. The Universal Storage Platform VM, powered by the Hitachi Universal Star Network™ crossbar switch architecture, delivers proven and innovative controller-based virtualization, logical partitioning and universal replication for open systems and mainframe environments in a rack mounted storage services platform.

The industry’s highest reliability and availability storage solution is backed by a set of storage and data services that include thin provisioning with Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning software, application centric storage management and logical partitioning, as well as simplified, unified data replication across heterogeneous storage systems.

An integral component of the Hitachi Services Oriented Storage Solutions architecture, the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM provides the foundation for matching application requirements to different classes of storage. The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM packages and delivers critical services such as:

  • Virtualization of storage from Hitachi and other vendors into one pool
  • Thin provisioning through Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning for non-disruptive volume expansion
  • Security services, business continuity services and content management services
  • I/O load balancing to improve application performance
  • Non-disruptive dynamic data migration from Hitachi and other storage systems

Services Oriented Storage Solutions enable IT organizations to present business clients with a menu of storage attributes (such as performance, availability, cost and security) and charge for those services based on the client’s selection. Services Oriented Storage Solutions can lower costs, extend lifetime value and simplify management activities. The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM lets you deploy applications within a new framework, fully leverage-and add value to-current investments, and more closely align IT to your business objectives.

Consolidate Storage Resources, Simplify Storage Management

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Networked storage solutions from Hitachi Data Systems can help you consolidate, reduce management complexity, and cut costs. The Universal Storage Platform lets you create centralized storage pools that can be consistently managed and shared across applications and servers. Consolidating and aggregating storage resources in this way helps you reduce environmental costs while improving application availability and performance. Additionally, coupling consolidated, networked storage with robust Hitachi Storage Management and HiCommand® Suite software greatly improves the amount of storage administrators can manage.

 

Logically Partition Storage Resources

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Hitachi extends its innovative port virtualization technology to entire platforms. With Hitachi Virtual Storage Machine technology, you can logically partition the Universal Storage Platform to create as many as 32 Virtual Storage Machines (Universal Storage Platform V) and as many as 8 Virtual Storage Machines (Universal Storage Platform VM)- each with dedicated internal and external capacity, cache, and ports, as shown in Figure 2. Virtual Storage Machines allow you to apply storage policies to specific applications, matching business requirements for performance, capacity, and availability to designated storage resources. Because each Virtual Storage Machine has its own serial number, you can associate specific business applications with selected departments and business units, and then charge back accordingly. These unique capabilities allow you to create a utility model to deliver “metered” storage resources to select business entities. You can delegate management of Virtual Storage Machines to local administrators or manage them centrally, whichever you prefer.

Support Disaster Recovery & Up-time Requirements

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By maintaining up-to-date copies of data in geographically dispersed locations, Universal Storage Platform satisfies the most demanding disaster recovery and uptime requirements.

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FEATURES
Superior performance: More than 4 million I/Os per second (IOPS), 106 GB/sec aggregate internal bandwidth
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Outstanding scalability: up to 247PB of total storage capacity under management, including up to 507.5 of Fibre Channel internal storage or 1,134.5TB of SATA internal storage
Flash drives for exceptional performance of certain types of business critical applications
Encryption of data at rest for internal storage
Up to 32 Virtual Storage Machines: logical partitions, dedicating cache, ports and internally and externally attached capacity to ensure application quality of service (QoS)
Superior multiplatform connectivity: up to 224 Fibre Channel, 112 IBM® ESCON®, and 112 IBM FICON® host ports and network-attached storage (NAS)
Virtualization of internally and externally attached storage from Hitachi, EMC, IBM, Sun and other manufacturers
Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning Software for thin provisioning of internal and virtualized external storage
Non-disruptive movement, copy and migration of data between storage, including other vendors, without interrupting the application
Universal replication for open systems and mainframe environments
Storage based fail over and migration
Active workload balancing and tuning
Multi-protocol consolidation with Fibre Channel (FC), IBM FICON and ESCON and network-attached storage (NAS)
Single-pane-of-glass management with Hitachi Storage Command Suite software
Powered by the fourth-generation Hitachi Universal Star Network™ V crossbar switch architecture

 

BENEFITS
Reduces business risk
Increases business agility
Lowers total cost of ownership
Helps comply with regulatory compliance and corporate governance
Enables more eco-friendly data centers

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Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V (USP-V)

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Reaching previously unattainable levels of consolidation, the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform™ V has redefined the storage industry. It represents the world’s first implementation of a large scale, enterprise-class virtualization layer combined with thin provisioning software. That means the virtualization of internal and external heterogeneous storage into one pool has finally been achieved. Customers can obtain the consolidation benefits of external storage virtualization with the efficiencies, power and cooling advantages of thin provisioning in one integrated solution.

Everyone from mid-sized growing companies to the largest global organizations can now benefit from the industry’s highest performing and most scalable storage solution. It is backed by a set of storage and data services that include thin provisioning with Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning software, application-centric storage management and logical partitioning, as well as simplified, unified data replication across heterogeneous storage systems.

An integral component of the Hitachi Services Oriented Storage Solutions architecture, the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V provides the foundation for matching application requirements to different classes of storage. The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V packages and delivers critical services such as:

  • Virtualization of storage from Hitachi and other vendors into one pool
  • Thin provisioning through Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning for non-disruptive volume expansion
  • Security services, business continuity services and content management services
  • I/O load balancing to improve application performance
  • Non-disruptive dynamic data migration from Hitachi and other storage systems

Services Oriented Storage Solutions enables IT organizations to present business clients with a menu of storage attributes (such as performance, availability, cost and security) and charge for those services based on the client’ s selection. Services Oriented Storage Solutions can lower costs, extend lifetime value and simplify management activities. The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V enables you to deploy applications within a new framework, fully leverage-and add value to-current investments and more closely align IT with business objectives.

 

Consolidate Storage Resources, Simplify Storage Management

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Networked storage solutions from Hitachi Data Systems can help you consolidate, reduce management complexity, and cut costs. The Universal Storage Platform lets you create centralized storage pools that can be consistently managed and shared across applications and servers. Consolidating and aggregating storage resources in this way helps you reduce environmental costs while improving application availability and performance. Additionally, coupling consolidated, networked storage with robust Hitachi Storage Management and HiCommand® Suite software greatly improves the amount of storage administrators can manage.

Logically Partition Storage Resources

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Hitachi extends its innovative port virtualization technology to entire platforms. With Hitachi Virtual Storage Machine technology, you can logically partition the Universal Storage Platform to create as many as 32 Virtual Storage Machines (Universal Storage Platform V) and as many as 8 Virtual Storage Machines (Universal Storage Platform VM)- each with dedicated internal and external capacity, cache, and ports, as shown in Figure 2. Virtual Storage Machines allow you to apply storage policies to specific applications, matching business requirements for performance, capacity, and availability to designated storage resources. Because each Virtual Storage Machine has its own serial number, you can associate specific business applications with selected departments and business units, and then charge back accordingly. These unique capabilities allow you to create a utility model to deliver “metered” storage resources to select business entities. You can delegate management of Virtual Storage Machines to local administrators or manage them centrally, whichever you prefer.

 

Support Disaster Recovery & Up-time Requirements

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By maintaining up-to-date copies of data in geographically dispersed locations, Universal Storage Platform satisfies the most demanding disaster recovery and uptime requirements.

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FEATURES
Excellent performance: 1.2 million I/Os per second (IOPS), 13.3 GB/sec aggregate internal bandwidth
Superior scalability: up to 96PB of total storage capacity under management, including up to 105.7 of Fibre Channel (FC) internal storage or 236.3TB of SATA internal storage
Flash drives for exceptional performance of certain types of business critical applications
Encryption of data at rest for internal storage
Up to eight Virtual Storage Machines: logical partitions, dedicating cache, ports and internally and externally attached capacity to ensure application quality of service (QoS)
Superior multiplatform connectivity: up to 48 Fibre Channel, 24 IBM® ESCON® and 24 IBM FICON® host ports and network-attached storage (NAS)
Virtualization of internally and externally attached storage from Hitachi, EMC, IBM, Sun, HP and other manufacturers
Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning Software for thin provisioning of internal and virtualized external storage
Non-disruptive movement, copy and migration of data between storage, including other vendors, without interrupting the application
Universal replication across heterogeneous platforms for open and mainframe environments
Storage based fail over and migration
Active workload balancing and tuning
Multi-protocol consolidation with Fibre Channel (FC), IBM FICON and ESCON and network-attached storage (NAS)
Single-pane-of-glass management with Hitachi Storage Command Suite software
Powered by the fourth-generation Hitachi Universal Star Network™ V crossbar switch architecture
Rack-less option available
BENEFITS
Reduces business risk
Increases business agility
Lowers total cost of ownership
Helps comply with regulatory compliance and corporate governance
Enables more eco-friendly data centers

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer

img6-fullFor smart and simple data center performance and availability monitoring, Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer software provides all the essential capabilities to diagnose and monitor heterogeneous server, network and storage assets- with automated root cause analysis, easy network visualization, agentless architecture and a unified, intuitive Web-based interface.

Simultaneous demands for greater efficiency, availability and performance in the data center are commonly expected but rarely achieved within the typical constraints of IT resources. So how do you manage growing data requirements amidst the complexity of multivendor, multi-platform infrastructures with limited staff or expertise? Hitachi Data Systems understands these challenges and has developed a proven solution to help simplify data center management and reduce IT time, cost and effort. Hitachi Data Systems is a world leader in quality and innovation, and extends its expertise with Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer software for comprehensive performance and availability monitoring across heterogeneous servers, network and storage. IT Operations Analyzer delivers unmatched fully featured monitoring tools through a single unified interface for smart, simple data center management for medium and large businesses with up to 250 server, switch and storage nodes. Designed to help you streamline IT operations, improve customer service levels, reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and boost efficiencies, The IT Operations Analyzer is easy to deploy and manage across the data center without specialized training or knowledge.

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Business Benefits

Improves Customer Service Levels

  • Ensures system uptime
  • Minimizes mean time to repair

Reduces TCO

  • Delivers a complete view of the data center infrastructure in a single console

Increases IT Efficiency

  • Enables system availability management with less time and without specialist skills
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Features

Agentless Architecture

No time consuming agent installation required with the agentless architecture of Hitachi IT Operations Manager. Download, discovery and deployment are fast and straightforward.

  • No agent installation required for monitoring IT components
  • Deployment and installation are easy and cost effective
  • Easy, wizard-based installation, discovery and configuration
  • Standard interface-based monitoring
    • – SMI-S
    • – SNMP
    • – WMI
    • – SSH

Unified Interface

Simultaneous, single interface monitoring of all IT components enables the user to easily keep an eye on network performance while getting other work done.

  • Easy-to-use, consolidated console monitors LAN, SAN, Servers and Storage
  • Dashboard screen summarizes availability and performance
  • User installable
  • Automated reporting
  • Intuitive design using Web 2.0

Simple Network View

The simplified view of the network topology helps the user see both logical and physical connections in multiple views.

  • Simplified network topology view
  • Deployment and installation are easy and cost effective
    • – Logical View
    • – Table View
    • – At-a-Glance View
    • – Integrated with root cause analysis for fast problem resolution

Root Cause Analysis

Helps drive quick recovery, reducing remediation time and increasing system availability. Eliminates the need to scan log files to figure out why the network is down.

  • Unique, expert system-based algorithm
    • – Patented
    • – Table View
    • – Cross correlates events from all LAN, SAN, server and storage components
  • Indicates problem nodes for quick recovery, reducing mean time to repair
  • Fully automated analysis-no manual intervention required
  • Performance bottleneck analysis

User Defined Alerting

By allowing the user to define thresholds based on their specific needs, alerts can be sent before a problem actually happens, notifying the IT manager of upcoming trouble.

  • User definable threshold templates based on application or group requirements
  • Two levels of threshold settings
  • Automated e-mail alerts sent for threshold violations
  • Automatic generation and delivery of reports at user defined intervals

Multiplatform, Multivendor

Monitors multiple devices from multiple vendors:

  • Supports VMware and virtualization
  • Works with multiple operating systems
    • – Microsoft® Windows
    • – Red Hat Linux
    • – Others to follow
  • Supports devices from many hardware suppliers
    • – Storage (Hitachi, IBM/Engenio, HP, Sun/Engenio)
    • – IP Switches (Cisco, HP)
    • – FC Switches (Brocade, McDATA, Qlogic)
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Benefits

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer has all the essential features necessary to monitor the performance and availability of the datacenter IT assets. It offers new, innovative features including server, network and storage monitoring. The user will experience monitoring like never before!

Designed specifically for midsized businesses

Whether there are 20 network devices or 250, our designers have taken special care to provide a unique and friendly graphical user interface that overlays a brilliant and full featured performance and availability monitoring software product. The patented GUI displays all the critical information a user requires to keep the network healthy and to provide your customers with the uptime they deserve and demand.

Increased system uptime

With a patented root cause analysis algorithm that tracks down and displays problem areas, and user defined performance thresholds that alert you of potential problems before they occur, IT Operations Analyzer warns the user to take action, it helps find the cause of the problem and helps meet service level commitments.

Ease of mind

Because every license includes a full first year of maintenance and support, our technical experts are just a phone call or e-mail away-in the unlikely event the user will need them. Designed for midsized business by developers who understand the needs of the IT manager.

Flexible growth options

Available in 25 device licenses, additional monitoring capabilities can be added as the datacenter expands.

No training required

Unlike other systems monitoring product, Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer can be easily downloaded from our web site, and is completely user installable. The friendly wizard will guide you through the installation, discovery and configuration processes and you’ll be looking at the network in a whole new way in just a couple of hours.

Easy to try, easy to buy

Download the 30-day free trial to see for yourself how easy IT Operations Analyzer is to install and use. When you’re ready to buy, simply contact PTS Data Center Solutions, who can have you monitoring your entire network at practically a moments’ notice.

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Hitachi Data Systems

HitachologoHitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 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, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com/.
  • IT Operations Analyzer For smart and simple data center performance and availability monitoring, Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer software provides all the essential capabilities to diagnose and monitor heterogeneous server, network and storage assets- with automated root cause analysis, easy network visualization, agentless architecture and a unified, intuitive Web-based interface.
  • Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V (USP-V) Reaching previously unattainable levels of consolidation, the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform™ V has redefined the storage industry. It represents the world’s first implementation of a large scale, enterprise-class virtualization layer combined with thin provisioning software. Customers can obtain the consolidation benefits of external storage virtualization with the efficiencies, power and cooling advantages of thin provisioning in one integrated solution.
  • Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM (USP-VM) The Hitachi Universal Storage Platform™ VM blends enterprise- class functionality with a smaller footprint to meet the business needs of entry level enterprises and fast growing mid-sized organizations, while supporting distributed or departmental applications in large enterprises.
  • Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 A cost effective option with a rich set of features in a model that scales to 120 disk drives. Ideal for medium and large businesses, Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2100 is an easy-to-use, scalable, storage system for Microsoft® Exchange Server, VMware, databases and other business applications.
  • Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2300 The best combination of price and performance in a model that scales to 240 disk drives. Ideal for large businesses and enterprises, Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2300 is a highly reliable, flexible and scalable storage system for Microsoft® Exchange Server, VMware, databases and other business applications.
  • Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2500 The best performance available in a model that scales to 480 disk drives. Ideal for large and enterprise businesses, Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2500 is a highly reliable, flexible and scalable storage system for Microsoft Exchange Server, VMware, databases and other business applications. It also provides an optimal choice for tiered and standalone storage, consolidation, business continuity, data replication, backup and archiving.