Hitachi Vantara expands Hitachi Enterprise Cloud family of fully managed private and hybrid cloud ‘as-a-service’ offerings

IT Intelligence Bulletin (HG Insights) — Hitachi Vantara has announced expansions to the Hitachi Enterprise Cloud family of fully managed private and hybrid cloud “as-a-service” offerings, including new options for deploying cloud-native application environments.

These new as-a-service offerings accelerate data center modernization and help ensure customers realize the maximum value of Hitachi technology through outcome-based services.

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) Container Platform is the first pre-engineered as-a-service offering to provide a public cloud experience for organizations that use data services, DevOps and microservices architectures on premises. The platform has added ability to deploy and orchestrate across public-cloud end points. The HEC portfolio now supports cloud-native applications and distributed data services with the HEC Container Platform as well as VMware virtualized applications and bare metal applications with the existing HEC with VMware vRealize. Both are delivered as fully managed, pay-per-use environments and their service catalogs can be consolidated as a single solution that provides both capabilities.

HEC Container Platform, now generally available, is a fully managed end-to-end solution based on the industry leading Mesosphere’s Datacenter Operating System (DC/OS) providing efficiency, support and control for deploying modern data services such as Spark, Kafka, Cassandra and HDFS. Kubernetes container orchestration is also included out of the box, alongside Docker and the native Marathon orchestrator, to provide the customer with their choice for single-click deployment of Marathon and Kubernetes. Through the partnership with Mesosphere, the HEC Container Platform supports more than one hundred DevOps and data services to accelerate the deployment of a ready-to-use cloud-native application environment.

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“We are proud that Mesosphere DC/OS is such an integral part of the Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Container Platform offering,” said William Freiberg, chief operating officer, Mesosphere. “With the availability of the HEC Container Platform, our joint customers can implement a working cloud-native environment as a managed service that enables leading data services — with maximum agility and control.”

“We continue to make Hitachi Enterprise Cloud solutions more consumable and less rigid in how they are delivered to give our customers greater flexibility and control over their data,” said Bobby Soni, chief solutions and services officer at Hitachi Vantara. “Our HEC Container Platform solution benefits a critical resource group in today’s modern enterprise, cloud-native App Developers and DevOps professionals, by giving them capability and automation that they have come to expect based on advances in services offered by public cloud Hyperscalers”.

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