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HDS to offer compute-as-a-service inside Equinix data centers

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi,
announced an agreement with Equinix to provide enterprises with a
Hitachi Cloud — Compute as a Service solution that delivers managed
private cloud services inside Equinix International Business
Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers.

Many enterprise CIOs
are faced with the need to shift to public clouds for better agility
and economics but struggle to ensure mission-critical applications

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi,
announced an agreement with Equinix to provide enterprises with a
Hitachi Cloud — Compute as a Service solution that delivers managed
private cloud services inside Equinix International Business
Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers.

Many enterprise CIOs
are faced with the need to shift to public clouds for better agility
and economics but struggle to ensure mission-critical applications
achieve the secure and stringent service level requirements of the
business. Working with HDS, enterprises are able to combine the
platforms, software and managed solutions required to create a
private cloud infrastructure that is scalable, cost effective and
high performance to meet the demands of today’s business
environment. The fully managed, secure, on-premise cloud solution
also shifts the investment from up-front costs associated with
traditional technology deployments to outcome-based, pay-as-you-go
pricing.

“Equinix was a logical partner to extend
customer value for our Hitachi Cloud — Compute as a Service
offering,” said Emmanuel Goutallier, vice president and general
manager, managed cloud solutions, Hitachi Data Systems. “Together
with Equinix, we achieve a true hybrid cloud solution that provides
end-to-end elastic solutions that leverage the best of both private
and public cloud. With data centers throughout the globe, Equinix was
a great fit for our global customers who were interested in the
flexibility, agility and economic advantage provided by our managed
cloud solution.”

By partnering with Equinix, HDS
offers fully managed, enterprise-grade services for private cloud
solutions from a global footprint of Equinix IBX data centers in 32
markets around the globe. The variety of interconnection solutions
for cloud and network service providers available inside Equinix,
including the Equinix Cloud Exchange, gives HDS customers the ability
to achieve sophisticated hybrid cloud solutions.

“To achieve
optimal performance and cost benefits in the cloud, enterprises are
actively consolidating IT assets, positioning systems within
strategically located data centers and ensuring access to multiple
cloud providers,” said Jim Poole, vice president, global service
provider, Equinix. “This partnership with HDS helps companies
achieve cloud success by offering fully managed enterprise platforms
that are delivered within secure, highly available IBX data centers
around the world.”

 

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