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Hitachi: Virtual Storage an Thin Provisioning

Aimed at smaller enterprises, it packages and delivers common storage services such as virtualisation, thin provisioning and business continuity across heterogeneous storage assets, the company says.

HDS introduced a rack-mounted storage services platform with heterogeneous storage services, including Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning software, Hitachi Universal Volume Manager (with support for up to 96 petabytes of virtualised storage), large logical storage pools and a new, enhanced massively parallel crossbar switch architecture. This will use 4Gbps fibre channel "end-to-end" and a switched fibre channel architecture on the back-end.

Other features include Dynamic Provisioning software, with support for both internal and externally virtualised storage. Support for external storage will come in the autumn


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