Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) today introduced the Hitachi Data Instance Manager (HDIM), which provides a holistic view and management of data copies (instances) to reduce the explosion of data copies, lower costs, and enhance the effectiveness of data protection.
HDIM is an intelligent, policy-based software platform that maps and optimizes specific instances (or copies) of data throughout the data lifecycle. In doing so it allows organizations to build an information protection strategy aligned to the specific applications and use cases of their business.
Organizations continuously make copies of their data, with little to no insight into who made those copies, which tools were used, where those copies reside, how long each needs to be retained, or how they are being used. Compounding this complexity is the influx of data volume, variety, and virtualization, combined with the regulatory and compliance standards organizations need to adhere to. Taken together, these challenges create an array of different scenarios for information protection and management.
HDIM is a holistic approach to solving customers? instance management challenges - from laptops to protection, and from remote offices to cloud. With Hitachi Data Instance Manager, organizations can apply the optimum information protection and recovery technologies, resulting in much more efficient and effective backup, versioning, replication, archiving, dedupe, and continuous data protection (CDP).
Hitachi Data Instance Manager is a unified software solution that minimizes unnecessary data copies by capturing and copying data once in real time and then making it available for recovery across various recovery points. As a result, the software platform centralizes multiple data protection capabilities with top-down policy and workflow management. The new solution protects data and reduces, controls and manages all data instances for file, SQL and Exchange in Microsoft and Linux environments, delivering end-to-end protection for midmarket customers and departments in larger enterprises. Additional platform support and deeper integration with Hitachi enterprise replication solutions will be delivered in the future.
With HDIM, IT managers no longer have to rely on disparate legacy tools for disaster recovery, versioning, and archiving that are not integrated and that result in redundancies and add complexity, costs and resource demands.
"Organizations need a holistic view of all copies of data so the right technology can be applied at the right time ? that?s where Hitachi Data Instance Manager comes in. By implementing one solution for centralized data management, organizations can intelligently select and protect individual instances of data to help reduce backup windows, meet service levels, and restore data efficiently across a variety of cloud and virtual environments. Hitachi Data Instance Manager delivers significant cost savings by consolidating, reducing and better managing and tracking data copies," said Sean Moser, HDS vice president of Software Platforms Product Management.
Throughout 2013, HDS will deliver new integrated data protection capabilities across the entire Hitachi Data Systems portfolio. This will include new integration capabilities of Hitachi Data Instance Manager with Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) for better archive, search and recovery, and improved data analysis.