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Hitachi Vantara named Leader in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage

For the fourth consecutive year, Hitachi Vantara has announced it has been named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Primary Storage. 

The appointment is based on the Gartner evaluation of the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) product portfolio.

As part of this portfolio, the products evaluated included the high-performance Hitachi VSP 5000 series, which scored high in the companion 2022 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Primary Storage report across all use cases. 

Hitachi Vantara says it believes the recognition is due to its strength in performance, manageability, and resilience. The VSP 5000 Series placed first or second in all four critical capabilities use case rankings, including Online Transaction Processing, Server Virtualisation and VDI, Containers, and Application Consolidation.

Mark Ablett, President of Digital Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara, says that as the data landscape changes, there is increased demand for better utilisation of data to enhance workflows.

"With data growing by leaps and bounds, businesses have an opportunity to harness that data for actionable benefit, and a modern infrastructure underpinned by scalable, secure, and sustainable storage is key to deriving meaningful insights and outcomes," he says.

"By combining the speed, processing power, and flexibility of our best-in-class storage solutions, including the VSP 5000 Series, with the security and AI-powered Hitachi Ops Center to derive real-time insights, our customers depend on Hitachi Vantara to help address their greatest data-driven needs and opportunities."

Most enterprises today have to navigate complex data environments with varying performance requirements, cloud interoperability and management platforms. 

Across both high-end and mid-range, Hitachi Vantara says its VSP systems share a common software architecture and operating system that provides customers with a simplified and unified storage management and protection experience.

Combined with Hitachi's centralised, AI-powered software tools in Hitachi Ops Center, it is said to provide improved IT operational efficiencies and lowered administration and support costs backed by Hitachi Vantara's signature 100% data availability guarantee.

Hitachi also says its EverFlex as a Service offering offers a more flexible consumption model for capacity and data protection, bringing cloud-like agility to on-premises environments.

It has been a year of significant growth for Hitachi Vantara, with the company's consolidated revenues for the fiscal year 2021 (ended March 31, 2022) totalling 10,264.6 billion yen (USD$84,136 million). The company also reported having 853 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 370,000 employees worldwide.

The company also says that its data platforms support more than 80% of the Fortune 100.

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