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Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) – Product Analysis

Last updated October 3rd, 2018 for minor updates. 15-page deep dive into the architecture and capabilities of Hitachi Content Platform.

The Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) is a storage solution for long-term archiving of fixed content data under policy controls. Previously called the Hitachi Content Archiving Platform or HCAP, the HCP has continued to be advanced with new capabilities. There are multiples models of HCP, the Model 300 and Model S10 have self-contained disk storage and the Model 500 uses externally attached Hitachi disk storage. A VMware virtual machine image is also available to run the HCP software in clusters that are virtual machines.

The controller of the HCP is based upon industry standard servers and uses custom software from Hitachi. The Hitachi Content Platform is targeted at archiving unstructured data across multiple industries and market segments with the capability to meet multiple regulatory requirements around records retention.

Hitachi also offers file sharing and synchronization software called HCP Anywhere that uses the HCP system for object storage, protection, sharing, and secure access. The HCP Anywhere software is not described in this document which focuses on the underlying HCP system.

Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Product Analysis includes:

  • Product highlights
  • Overview
  • Product architecture
  • Specifications
  • RAS
  • Advanced Features & Functions
  • Performance
  • Evaluator Commentary
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