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Hitachi Unified Storage VM

  • Flash storage accelerates application performance.
  • Unified platform consolidates and manages all data types with enterprise virtualization.
  • Storage virtualization reduces the cost of storage.

Virtualize, Manage and Unify All Data Types

Hitachi Unified Storage VM eases the management of information. It manages all of your existing storage and consolidates all of your data in a single, virtualized platform. Hitachi Unified Storage VM is built with trusted Hitachi reliability for application availability, flash-accelerated performance and lower cost of ownership. Delivering enterprise storage virtualization in a unified platform lets you manage information more efficiently.

  • Unified architecture lets you share resources to reduce capital purchases and lower operating cost by as much as 40%.
  • Ensure that data is there when customers need it, with the highest availability – guaranteed at 100%, a commitment you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Increase performance or optimize cost by refreshing your technology with up to 90% less effort than alternatives.
  • Flash storage accelerates performance and transaction rates – double that of comparable storage systems.

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Storage virtualization Reduce storage costs by consolidating and simplifying your existing infrastructure with virtualization.
Unified architecture Share resources for different applications with a unified platform to lower capital investment and lower operation cost.
Ease of management Reduce the time required to administer storage and deliver storage service levels when, where, and how you need them.
Flash acceleration Flash-accelerated applications drive faster information access, faster business decisions, and customer satisfaction.
Capacity efficiency Reclaim capacity instead of purchasing new equipment.
Automated data tiering Maximize performance, minimize cost, meet storage service levels, and minimize storage costs.
Dynamic provisioning To support growth of file systems simplify management and improve utilization by dynamically growing and shrinking volumes.
Data deduplication Greater usable network-attached-storage capacity.
Object-based file system Better organize and accelerate searches for stored files.
Server virtualization integration Simplify data protection from a virtualization administrator’s point of view.
Single namespace Simplify management by viewing all files and file systems from a single console.
Large volumes and file systems Decrease time to manage growth with large volumes that support large file systems and millions of files.
Higher scalable capacity Save on power, cooling, and space costs.
Point-in-time snapshots Have a fast, easy, and space-efficient data protection alternative.
Writable snapshots Save storage capacity and decrease time to make copies of data for test and development environments.
Universal data replication Deploy locally and remotely for disaster recovery with no interruption in service.
Storage cluster Continuous local or metro data availability.
Multitenant partitioning Securely protect data for separate applications, departments or customers.
Encryption Secure protection of data at rest.

  HUS VM HUS 150 HUS 130 HUS 110
Capacity
Maximum number of hard disk drives (including spares) 1,152 SFF
1,152 LFF
960 SFF
960 LFF
360 SFF
360 LFF
120 SFF
120 LFF
Max number of FMDs 96 480 N/A N/A
Max number of SSDs 128 960 360 120
Maximum raw capacity 4,608TB
(4TB, 7200RPM,
HDD)
1,382TB
(1.2TB, 10K RPM,
HDD)
338TB
(3.2TB, FMD)
51TB
(400GB, SSD)
64PB – including internal and external virtualized capacity
3,840TB
(4TB, 7200
RPM, HDD)
1,152TB
(1.2TB, 10K
RPM, HDD)
845TB
(1.6TB, FMD)
384TB (400GB, SSD)
1,440TB
(4TB, 7200
RPM, HDD)
432TB
(1.2TB, 10K
RPM, HDD)
144TB
(400GB, SSD)
480TB
(4TB, 7200
RPM, HDD)
144TB
(1.2TB, 10K
RPM, HDD)
48TB
(400GB, SSD)
Flash module drive options 1.6TB, 3.2TB, SAS 1.6TB, SAS N/A N/A
Solid state disk options 200GB, MLC, 2.5 in., SAS
400GB, MLC, 2.5 in., SAS
200GB, MLC,
2.5 in., SAS
400GB, MLC,
2.5 in., SAS
200GB, MLC,
2.5 in., SAS
400GB, MLC,
2.5 in., SAS
200GB, MLC,
2.5 in., SAS
400GB, MLC,
2.5 in., SAS
Hard disk drive options 300GB SAS
(15K RPM, 2.5 in.)
600GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
900GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
1.2TB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
3TB SAS
(7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
4TB SAS
(7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
300GB SAS
(15K RPM, 2.5 in.)
300GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
600GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
900GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
2TB SAS (
7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
3TB SAS
(7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
4TB SAS (
7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
300GB SAS
(15K RPM, 2.5 in.)
300GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
600GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
900GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
2TB SAS
(7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
3TB SAS
(7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
4TB SAS
(7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
300GB SAS
(15K RPM, 2.5 in.)
300GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
600GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
900GB SAS
(10K RPM, 2.5 in.)
2TB SAS
(7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
3TB SAS
(7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
4TB SAS
(7200 RPM, 3.5 in.)
Max. Hitachi Accelerated Flash Expansion Trays (2U, 12 x flash module drives) 8 40 N/A N/A
Maximum standard disk expansion trays (2U, 24 x 2.5 in. disks) 48 40 14 4
Maximum standard disk expansion trays (2U, 12 x 3.5 in. disks) 24 40 19 9
Maximum dense expansion trays (4U, 48 x 3.5 in.disks) 24 20 7 0
Maximum ultra dense expansion trays (5U, 84 x 3.5 in.disks) 0 11 4 0
Block Modules
Number of controller cards 2 (one virtual storage controller) 2 2 2
Architecture Hierarchical
Star Network
Symmetric
Active-Active
Symmetric
Active-Active
Symmetric
Active-Active 1
Grid Switches Embedded N/A N/A N/A
Height/Width/Depth 5U, 8.5"
(217mm) x 19.0"
(480mm) x 33" (838mm)
3U, 5.1 in.
(129mm)/19.0 in.
(483mm)/32.2 in. (819mm)
2U, 3.3 in.
(84mm)/19.0 in.
(483mm)/30.3 in. (770mm)
2U, 3.3 in.
(84mm)/19.0 in.
(483mm)/30.3 in. (770mm)
Weight with disks installed 156 lbs. (71kg) 103 lbs. (47kg) 24 SFF disks:
88 lbs. (40kg)

12 LFF disks:
95 lbs. (43kg)

24 SFF disks:
88 lbs. (40kg)

12 LFF disks:
95 lbs. (43kg)

Internal drive slots N/A N/A 12 LFF or
24 SFF
12 LFF or
24 SFF
Mirrored Data Cache 256GB 32GB 32GB 8GB 1
Backend SAS links (6Gbps) 32 32 16 8 1
Model upgrade options with data in place N/A N/A HUS 150 N/A
File Modules1
Recommended File Modules2 4100 4080 4060 4040
Nodes per Cluster 1 – 4 1 – 4 1 – 2 1 – 2
Random I/O (estimate) 3 293,128 209,519 147,957 ~ 130000
Height/Width/Depth 3U, 5.1"
(130mm)/
17.2" (437mm)
/27" (685mm)
3U, 5.1"
(130mm)/
17.2" (437mm)
/27" (685mm)
3U, 5.1"
(130mm)/
17.2" (437mm)/
27" (685mm)
3U, 5.1"
(130mm)/
17.2" (437mm)/
27" (685mm)
Weight 55 lbs. (25kg) 55 lbs. (25kg) 55 lbs. (25kg) 55 lbs. (25kg)
Main Board Memory 108GB (8GB NVRAM) 46GB (4GB NVRAM) 46GB (4GB NVRAM) 32GB (2GB NVRAM)
Number of VLANs 256 256 256 256
Storage Interconnect Ports 4 x 8Gbps Fibre Channel 4 x 8Gbps Fibre Channel 4 x 8Gbps Fibre Channel 4 x 8Gbps Fibre Channel

1 File module specs are per node.
2 All file modules are supported with every HUS model.
3 Based on SPECsfs_2008 NFS benchmarks.