Storage management services vendor StorageNetworks, Inc. and Hitachi Data Systems today announced an agreement by which StorageNetworks will implement Hitachi's Freedom Storage(tm) Lightning 9900(tm) storage system into its Global Data StorageSM Network (GDSN).
According to Hitachi, the Lightning 9900 incorporates a unique internal crossbar-switch architecture that can scale storage capacity as high as 37 terabytes in a single system without affecting performance and availability. StorageNetworks product offerings include Virtual Storage PortalSM (VSPSM) software, STORvisionSM command and control software and STORosSM operating system
Bill Miller, chief technology officer of StorageNetworks said, "by layering StorageNetworks expertise and software technology on top of Hitachi's leading data storage products, we will enable our customers to combat their most common data storage challenges such as poor asset utilization, capacity planning and/or the resulting low-availability of storage. Furthermore, we will enable our customers to free up their most precious IT resource - people - to concentrate on activities that are revenue generating - activities directly affecting their bottom line."