Menu
Hitachi Data Systems introduces program for Cloud service providers

Hitachi Data Systems introduces program for Cloud service providers

Information management company also adds improved controls and integration to its Unified Compute Platform.

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has introduced a new Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Program.

The initiative comes at the same time as the introduction of Hitachi Cloud, HDS’ new Compute-as-a-Service that will be hosted in datacentres run by Equinix.

HDS Cloud service provider program director, Dave Kosman, said the intention of the program is to create a network of CSPs that offer HDS-powered Cloud services.

“The program establishes a ‘shared risk, shared reward’ model to ensure predictable economics and business success for partners,” he said.

HDS will assist CSPs in designing and packaging HDS-branded Cloud services, as well as co-marketing and co-selling those services.

An added APAC-specific Hitachi Cloud Services Connection (HCSC) program is designed to assist partners in offering “customisable and localised” Cloud solutions.

Support for more

Enhancements have also been made to HDS’ Unified Compute Platform (UCP) to streamline the process of building and managing a Cloud.

HDS vice president of solutions marketing, Ravi Chalaka, said organisations that build and manage private and hybrid Clouds now have new options to access VMware vCloud Air and Microsoft Azure.

“Our upgraded converged solution gives users the business agility and reliability they need to transform their business with the Cloud,” he said

Building and deployment of private and hybrid Cloud can be controlled with UCP Director infrastructure automation software for Microsoft or VMware environments, with visibility into physical and virtual infrastructures simplified down to a “single plane of glass.”

Chalaka said the native integration of Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 and VMware vCenter Server into UCP is to support “existing and familiar management frameworks” found in today’s businesses.

Patrick Budmar attended HDS’ A/NZ Partner Summit 2014 as a guest of HDS.

Read more: Riverbed consolidates technologies into performance management platform


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Cloudcloud providerschannel programhitachiHitachi Data Systems (HDS)

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments