Hitachi Data Systems Teams with Microsoft To Provide UC Platform

Storage technology vendor Hitachi Data Systems and software giant Microsoft have announced that the companies will come together to build a sophisticated unified enterprise solution, which will constitute of servers, networking, storage and orchestration software.

According to a joint statement released by the companies, the state of the art platform will be designed using Hitachi's own blade servers, storage array platform, fibre channels and Ethernet networking tools coupled with Microsoft's System Center Manager Operations Manager software.

Expressing his views on the matter, Miki Sandorfi, Hitachi's chief strategist for file and content services, said in statement that “What used to be very disparate and siloed, is moving toward standardized templated solutions that are highly automated and integrated and, in our view, is heading toward where infrastructure becomes invisible.”

Hitachi Data System, which is an off-shoot of Japanese giant conglomerate Hitachi Ltd., intimated that the newly conceived Unified Compute platform will be rolled out by the company sometime next year and will be targeted towards data centers and cloud based service providers.

However, both Hitachi and Microsoft failed to disclose the intricate details of the joint ventures and decided to reveal the necessary information, which includes the list of partners, at a later stage.