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More and more companies are moving to consolidate their data storage systems in order to efficiently store and manage the ever-increasing amounts of data driven by IoT devices and AI demand. The use of multiple business systems on a consolidated storage infrastructure, however, requires that storage systems be maintained and operated to ensure even longer-term stable operation than in the past. In addition, companies must be able to scale up storage systems quickly to hold greater amounts of data, without needing to shut them down to do so.
In response to customer needs, Hitachi offers Storage Utility Management Service (SUMS), a new private cloud storage service enabling customers to install Hitachi asset storage in their offices on a pay-as-you-go basis, paying only for what they use. Private cloud storage means more flexible, immediate, and effective use of storage resources and allows the service to be operated in line with security policies tailored to individual customer environments.
This pay-as-you-go service makes it possible for customers to reduce initial installation costs and utilize resources configured (capacity) as and when needed. An additional advantage is the ability to effectively use resources by tapping into the storage operation known-how of product development and operation experts. Consolidating and optimizing total storage has reduced power consumption on the devices used, as well as the man-hours required by the departments using the stored data as well as information system departments, resulting in less environmental burden, including a 23% reduction in CO2 emissions.*1
Hitachi will continue to expand its services to help customers efficiently utilize data, thereby reducing the burden they place on the environment.