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Enterprise-grade file sharing: HDS Malaysia

AvantiKumar | June 10, 2013
HCP Anywhere is the industry's first enterprise-grade version of Dropbox, says HDS' Asia Pacific software group & cloud solutions director.

Sunil Chavan, Director, HDS, Asia Pacific  modified

Photo -  Sunil Chavan, Director, Software Group & Cloud Solutions, Asia Pacific, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)


According to Hitachi Data Systems Malaysia, it has rolled out the industry's first enterprise-grade file sharing solution, which allows enterprises to adopt cloud computing more readily, and allow their mobile workforce to work more securely and reliably.

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Malaysia managing director Wee Kai Teck said unstructured data driven in part by the smartphone sector is a major challenge for most companies to handle efficiently and securely. "The Hitachi Data Systems family of cloud services and solutions offer new options to help manage such multiple demands of IT. The new version of Hitachi Content Platform(HCP) includes a longstanding focus on security while providing the experience and simplicity of Dropbox but at an enterprise level."

"HDS is expanding its cloud portfolio," said Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific director, software group & cloud, Sunil Chavan. "This expansion will be driven mainly through partnership collaboration and investment so that companies in Malaysia and other countries can take advantage of the six years of development and security built into the cloud-ready HCP, which has two components - file sync and share."

"Today, we are now expanding into pure partnership arrangements to offer end-to-end solutions to the market through partnerships as HDS will not itself be operating a cloud solution. HDS is now looking for partners in Malaysia and other Asean countries," said Chavan.

"Dropbox is a consumer centric cloud to date, while HDS is trying to address the security aspects to enterprise level. This security aspect is what constitutes the unique offering in the market," he said. "This set of solutions will give companies better control and manage data across different sources and social media behaviours."

Future-ready solutions

"To help companies meet the demands from BYOD [bring your own device] and its variants, HDS's new offerings help companies achieve the cost and flexibility benefits of the cloud by reducing capital and operating expenditure," said Chavan.

The new HDS offerings include:

 - Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere: an integrated file sync and share solution for the enterprise

- A new version of Hitachi Content Platform (HCP): a cloud storage platform for data protection, enterprise mobility and content cloud, it features advanced metadata management and sets a foundation for big data and analytics.

- Hitachi Cloud Services Connection (HCSC): Public cloud offering built on HDS cloud infrastructure and solutions and managed by HDS for partners to resell.

"Together, the holistic approach of HDS cloud solutions based on HCP enable organisations to realise benefits such as a reduction of TCO [total cost of ownership] by 60 percent, reduce space needed for backups by 30 percent, enable five times more terabytes managed per administrator as well as create a two-year deferral on new storage purchases."

"Our cloud portfolio does more than just solve the challenges customers face today - it sets them up for what is coming next," said Chavan. "Trends like big data, bring your own device, next-generation file services, secure clouds, distributed IT, and metadata-driven automation, management and analytics are quickly becoming pervasive."


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