New Hitachi Data Systems Cloud Approach Reviewed

04 January 2012 17:53:00
Hitachi Data Systems

A recent blog post from Information Week considers Hitachi Data Systems’ recent unveiling of its three-tiered cloud storage strategy. Giving users a ‘single virtualisation platform for all data’, the solution is divided into the infrastructure cloud, the content cloud and the information cloud.

Whilst the infrastructure and content clouds unite storage, server and network silos and allow for the indexing and searching of data, the information cloud is what the article focuses upon. It is particularly pertinent, suggests the post, because of the recent furore surrounding big data.

Hitachi Data Systems believes that its information cloud will allow businesses to analyse their data for insights into trends and patterns, as well as accessing data long after the application that created it no longer exists. The article uses the example of healthcare: consolidating information, for example, from a hospital’s ‘lab, radiology and unstructured content management systems, and associated metadata’, could help medical experts spot long term trends in data that could lead to direct patient benefits.

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