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This story is maybe a little different from the usual information that we upload at SmartHomes Now PH. But we feel that you, our readers, should know about enterprise-level updates that impact the digital consumer life.
Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., announced that the updated Hitachi Vantara Unified Compute Platform (UCP) HC is now a VMware vSAN Global Partner Appliance. This new category of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployment options will simplify procurement, deployment, and HCI systems maintenance.
And what is HCI? According to Wikipedia, HCI or hyper-converged infrastructure is a software-defined IT infrastructure that virtualizes all of the elements of conventional “hardware-defined” systems. HCI includes, at a minimum, virtualized computing, software-defined storage, and virtualized networking. HCI typically runs on a commercial off-the-shelf server. Click here if you want to know more.
Hitachi – VMware has been serving some of the world’s largest technology companies, Telcos, banking, financial services, insurance (BFSI) industries, manufacturing, and internet companies (some of the world’s largest Internet auction websites).
Hitachi-VMware technologies enable customers to embrace private, public, or hybrid cloud strategies with absolute confidence in what businesses demand, equivalent to faster time to market, pay-as-you-go economics, hardened security against data breaches, and greater automation levels. The new Hitachi-VMware solutions cut across all kinds of IT solution needs, including the public sector. Utilizing these solutions empowers companies to perform their file recoveries and even protect their data from ransomware attacks. And believe us, ransomware attacks are devastating for companies to endure.
Now, why is the Hitachi-VMware announcement important?
Online services such as food and grocery deliveries, internet services, ride-hailing applications are essential today in the new normal. This year, there are 40 million new Internet users in Southeast Asia compared to 100 million users between 2015 and 2019. Seventy percent (70%) of the SEA population are now online. The global pandemic has pushed people into becoming digital consumers.
The Hitachi and VMware announcement could help small and medium enterprises adopt a digital strategy to move quicker and accelerate business innovation. They can improve their services or create new ones to serve more customers. Better and improved systems mean you have easy access to online services with stable and fast Internet for distance and online education. Order food and groceries without queuing, pay your bills online without a hitch or use a ride-hailing app without any problems.
Better services mean a better and safer way of life in this new normal.
For more information on the Hitachi Vantara and VMware announcement, click here.