New server line-up based on Intel Xeon Processor E5 family

Hitachi Data Systems will expand its blade and rack server products, based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family introduced by Intel.

Hitachi Data Systems sells Hitachi Compute Blade and Hitachi Compute Rack servers based on Intel Xeon processors globally. They are part of an expanding portfolio of pre-tested converged data centre solutions that offers integration between Hitachi storage, compute and data networking systems.

Organizations can deploy applications faster and with more predictability because Hitachi Data Systems converged data centre solutions are pre-configured and optimized for leading applications such as Microsoft Exchange 2010, SAP HANA and solutions with VMware. Hitachi converged data centre solutions drive operational efficiencies that can reduce costs and improve centralized management of enterprise application implementations.

“Through its new innovations, the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family provides exceptional energy efficiency, increased security, flexible performance and the opportunity for streamlining customer’s data centres,” said Dylan Larson, director of marketing for Intel’s datacentre infrastructure group. “Hitachi platforms take advantage of these innovations to deliver the versatility and performance that every customer is demanding.”

The current portfolio of Hitachi Compute Systems consists of two blade server product lines, Hitachi Compute Blade 2000 and Hitachi Compute Blade 320, both of which are intended for high performance, high availability applications. The portfolio also includes a family of rack-optimised servers, Hitachi Compute Rack, that are the foundation for dedicated, packaged solutions such as the company’s award-winning object store, Hitachi Content Platform (HCP).

Hitachi Compute Blade 2000 and Hitachi Compute Blade 320 feature logical partition (LPAR) technology, an embedded hardware virtualisation feature typically found only on mainframes and other high-end systems. An ideal complement to host-based virtualisation, LPAR technology improves optimisation of resources and enables customers to decrease overhead costs and increase manageability, reliability and performance.

In addition, Hitachi Compute Blade 2000 with LPAR is the only blade server to include unique blade SMP interconnect technology that improves scalability by allowing users to configure multiple blades to work as a single system.

Hitachi Data Systems will announce new server products and converged solutions, based on the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family announced today, throughout the remainder of the calendar year.

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