October 27, 2010 – Hitachi Data Systems this week introduced the Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI), which the company describes as an “on ramp” to the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), according to an article posted on Enterprise Storage Forum. HDI uses the CIFS and NFS protocols to allow applications and users to access data within a cloud based on an HCP data repository, and acts as an intelligent cache for distributed sites.
Support for CIFS and NFS eliminates the need to write to HDS’ APIs or interfaces such as HTTP, according to HDS officials.
The Hitachi Content Platform is an object storage system that presents a single object view to users and applications. Version 4 of the HCP includes built-in chargeback tools, support for multi-tenancy, and integration with Hitachi’s Virtual Storage Platform and Symantec’s Enterprise Vault archiving software.
Licensing for a pair of Hitachi Data Ingestors is priced at $23,000.
Read the full article on Enterprise Storage Forum: “HDS Unveils ‘On-Ramp’ to Cloud Storage Platform”
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