#137 – Hitachi Next 2019: Wrap Up with Jonathan Martin

#137 – Hitachi Next 2019: Wrap Up with Jonathan Martin

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In the first podcast episode of 2020, Chris meets with Jonathan Martin, CMO at Hitachi Vantara to reflect on experiences at Hitachi NEXT 2019. This episode was recorded live onsite at the event in October 2019. Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Consulting are planned to merge in 2020 (press release). This is another step in the evolution towards making Hitachi Vantara a solutions company, or as Jonathan describes it, an intellectual property creation organisation. Will Hitachi continue to sell infrastructure? The simple answer is – yes. Storage, CI and HCI platforms will continue to form the …

#131 – Hitachi Next 2019: Content Intelligence Update

#131 – Hitachi Next 2019: Content Intelligence Update

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In this podcast episode, we continue the discussions from Hitachi NEXT 2019. Chris talks to Scott Baker, Senior Director, Emerging Business and Data Intelligence at Hitachi Vantara. Scott covers the HCP object storage platform and has responsibility for data protection solutions. This conversation looks at updates to the Hitachi HCP portfolio and associated tools and products. The discussion starts with a look at Data Ops. This is a relatively new term in the industry that we discussed on a podcast earlier this year with CMO Jonathan Martin and John Magee (episode #103). As businesses mature …

#127 – Hitachi Next 2019: CI & HCI Solutions Update

#127 – Hitachi Next 2019: CI & HCI Solutions Update

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This is the third in a series of podcasts recorded earlier this year at Hitachi NEXT 2019 in Las Vegas. This episode is a discussion on updates to the Hitachi Vantara UCP CI & HCI solutions portfolio with Chris Gugger (Director, Infrastructure Marketing) and Ed Reidenbach (Senior Director, Product Management). Hitachi produces two updates a year, covering spring and autumn (fall). The fall update 2019 introduces support for Cascade Lake processor architectures, VSP 5000 storage and Arista switches. Hitachi has updated UCP Advisor to cover multi-VMware and bare metal environments. The interesting aspect of UCP …

#125 – Hitachi Next 2019: Ops Center

#125 – Hitachi Next 2019: Ops Center

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This is the second recording from the Hitachi NEXT 2019 conference held in Las Vegas in October 2019. In a previous episode we looked at the new VSP 5000 platform. In this discussion, Chris talks to Stan Stevens, Director of Infrastructure Software Product Marketing, about Ops Center, the new platform for Hitachi storage management. Ops Center has four main components; Analyzer provides insights into systems through the use of telemetry collated across the storage footprint. Automator provides workflow orchestration and integrates with common automation tools. Administrator provides the tools to provision storage. Instance Director implements …