Hitachi Vantara and Cisco Partner on Hybrid Cloud Management

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⇨ Hitachi Vantara and Cisco have formed strategic partnerships to simplify hybrid cloud management and enhance data solutions

⇨ Hitachi Vantara now integrates Cisco technologies with its storage products, offering a complete converged infrastructure solution

⇨ By joining Cisco's Service Provider program, Hitachi Vantara provides managed services for data center and hybrid cloud operations, helping enterprises adopt new technologies efficiently

Hitachi Vantara, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has entered into two global partnership agreements with Cisco to enhance their offerings in data management and digital solutions. Through these agreements, Hitachi Vantara will integrate Cisco technologies with its storage products, positioning the company as a leading provider of data center infrastructure and hybrid cloud managed services.

As businesses face the challenges of managing data in hybrid cloud environments, the demand for technology agreements is expected to rise. According to IDC, 40% of companies will rely on multi-partner agreements by 2024. In line with this trend, Hitachi Vantara will now include Cisco UCS X-Series servers in its portfolio, providing a complete converged infrastructure solution. This solution combines Cisco compute and networking with Hitachi Vantara’s Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) to deliver a reliable, resilient, and eco-friendly IT infrastructure.

Additionally, as a member of Cisco’s Service Provider program, Hitachi Vantara will offer consumption-based managed services to Cisco customers seeking data center and hybrid cloud services. This partnership aims to address the shortage of skilled workers in the IT industry and enable enterprises to adopt new technologies more efficiently. Hitachi Vantara will support these organizations by streamlining their hybrid cloud operations.

The longstanding partnership between Hitachi Vantara and Cisco has been built on innovation, and these developments further strengthen their commitment to providing data-driven solutions and services. This collaboration will help customers simplify their data center operations, reduce risk, and optimize their business outcomes. These partnerships play a crucial role in addressing various enterprise challenges, including sustainability, solution complexities, and supply chain issues.

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