Hitachi Vantara, a company that offer data-driven solutions has introduced the latest version of its specialised data recovery platform, Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) v6, which significantly modernises IT environments and how data is protected. According to the company, the new version improves data availability – a requirement for transforming an organisation into a modern digital enterprise – by supporting always-on service objectives.
Now generally available, HDID v6 unites operational recovery, business continuity, disaster recovery and copy-data management capabilities with business-critical application environments. This release addresses the needs of customers, partners and global system integrators requiring a cloud-enabled data recovery solution. It provides a comprehensive application-programming interface, multitenancy and granular role-based access controls coupled with a highly scalable, whiteboard-style policy engine.
Customers and cloud providers alike can benefit from outcomes by:
- Aligning user access capabilities to the business’ organisational structure and responsibilities through granular role-based access controls.
- Delivering recovery and DR as a service for private cloud through a functional, rich REST API.
- Simplifying complex business continuity policies through a whiteboard-based, highly scalable user interface.
- Protecting from ransomware through automation of storage-assisted volume-locking functionality to enable fast, full recovery.
“HDID is a critical function in our production environments; without it, Talisys would turn our 15-minute process into 10 hours of work. With the use of HDID v6, we are now able to scale out the product to more departments based on its greatly improved security and role-based access. We have found with the HDID v6 improvements in application-aware controls, we can now simplify our current process even further,” said Chadd Warwick, systems architect, Talisys.
HDID v6 reduces risk and administration costs while significantly improving data availability.
“Traditional approaches to data protection cannot protect critical data fast enough or frequently enough. They also can’t recover from multiple failure scenarios quickly enough to meet today’s data availability requirements,” said Iri Trashanski, senior vice president, market development and product management, Hitachi Vantara. “Our goal at Hitachi Vantara is to help customers achieve tangible outcomes that positively drive business forward. HDID does just that. It delivers fast and frequent protection with virtually no impact on production applications as well as near-instant local and remote recovery.”
With data breaches and cybercrime continuing to escalate, protecting organisations’ most vital asset – consumer and other data – has become the number one concern for many CEOs and senior leadership.
“Given today’s growing cybersecurity concerns, organisations grasp that they must modernise the way their data is protected,” added Trashanski.
“When you modernise production, you must also modernise protection. Nowhere is that more important than in support of IT modernisation and digital transformation initiatives, where backup, BC/DR, and assured availability of IT systems is paramount,” added Jason Buffington, principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.