Santa Clara, Calif.--June 24, 1997--Hitachi Data Systems (HDS; Santa Clara, Calif.) announced a series of enhancements to its flagship storage subsystem, the HDS 7700 Scalable Array.
Focusing on the non-stop business continuance capabilities of the 7700, the company is offering two new business solution packages, support for TPF (Transaction Processing Facility), and additions to Hitachi Remote Copy (HRC) and Hitachi On-line Data Migration (HODM). HDS Time Traveller, a solution package from HDS, is designed to help address the Year 2000 testing requirement.
It provides the capability to create a non-disruptive copy of production data within--or to--another 7700.
HDS DATATune, another solution package from HDS, is designed to address the requirements of optimizing subsystem response time for optimal system throughput in an unbalanced workload environment.
Tools for monitoring performance, dynamically reconfiguring the subsystem, and moving data in a non-disruptive manner are part of the package. HDS is also announcing 7700 support for TPF supporting the Multi-Path Lock Facility (MPLF) version of TPF.
Data will be fully protected in either RAID 1+ or RAID 5+ mode. All of the proven data high availability features of the 7700 are now available to the TPF market.
In addition, HDS is enhancing HRC, its remote copy feature, and HODM, its online data mover. Both features will now support 3380K, 3390-2, and 3390-9 formats. Data migration will now be supported from the EMC 5500 and IBM 3990/3390/RAMAC subsystems.
These enhancements will allow more customers to employ the remote copy features of HRC, and will provide a new range of customers with the facility to move data at up to 1.3 Gbytes per minute when migrating to the 7700 from previous generations of storage equipment.
In addition to the support announced for HP-UX 10.X, IBM AIX 4.1.4, and Sun Solaris 2.5, HDS will also support Sequent DYNIX/ptx4.4 (for Symmetry and NUMA-Q processors) and Microsoft Windows NT by the fourth quarter of 1997.
The 7700 is the cornerstone of HDS' family of storage solutions which also includes the HDS 5700/5700E Intelligent Storage Systems for centrally managed open systems storage, and the new 6700 Scalable Array, announced today for large open systems data requirements.
Hitachi Data Systems
Santa Clara, CA
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