It’s really not a surprise IT organizations are struggling to transform their businesses to meet the demands of growing data, along with the increased pressure to deliver unique customer experience. A recent study said that 1/3 of children under the age of one have used a smart device like a tablet or smartphone. Everything about customer behaviour has changed from how they research information, what information they share with the business, how elastic is their loyalty, and the list goes on.
To address these struggles, businesses have evolved their infrastructure by increasing workload density from server virtualization. But, those gains have sometimes come with unexpected increases in congestion incidents and performance degradation. Businesses are now searching for new storage architectures that can exceed their SLAs and support the massive data demands of virtualized applications.
Hitachi, a leader in delivering innovative solutions, recently announced a new family of flash storage systems to deliver break through application performance, scalability and availability.
The new Hitachi VSP F series utilizes patented flash technology that helps dramatically improve the performance of business-critical applications by eliminating storage as the bottleneck to consistently deliver sub-millisecond response for intense virtualized applications. Now in the second generation, flash modules with hardware-accelerated in-line compression increase capacity without a performance hit at ten times the speed of others. And the highly resilient architecture provides 100% guaranteed data availability on all models.
When deploying Hitachi flash, the network becomes as critical as storage because it is transporting the life blood “data” between the highly virtualized servers and storage. Even a well-managed storage environment often lacks the deep end-to-end understanding of what and where impacts occur within the legacy network infrastructure. Without addressing the network as a key component of flash environments, the risk of potential congestion incidents increases, and also drives up operation costs by constraining legacy network resources.
To meet today’s requirements and truly take advantage of Hitachi’s lightning-fast flash storage technology and adapt quickly to dynamic business demands, Brocade announced the new Gen 6 Fibre Channel G620 Switch. Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel shatters application performance barriers and has the capacity to support more than 100 million IOPS and capable of supporting 32 Gbps links.
In addition to performance, The Brocade G620 with Fabric Vision technology now includes the new IO Insight feature to help organizations achieve greater visibility into performance monitoring. This new capability helps ensure critical SLAs can be met by monitoring IO statistics, including device latency and IOPS metrics, to provide intelligence for early detection of storage performance degradation.
Hitachi flash with Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel is the foundation for preparing businesses for the future and enabling them to leverage unprecedented performance, real-time insights, visibility and monitoring and automation to deliver unique customer experiences.
To learn more about how Hitachi flash works with Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel, make sure to register for this webinar on April 27th.