EverFlex is a marketing and sales program that Hitachi Vantara will use to highlight the different options that their customers will have in acquiring products within their portfolio. With regard to storage, these options are
EverFlex Purchase – normal purchase where a fixed price for infrastructure is determined and paid up-front and the customer defines, operates and manages the infrastructure
EverFlex Lease – same as EverFlex purchase except that the infrastructure is leased from Hitachi by the customer and Hitachi retains title to the infrastructure.
EverFlex Consumption – cloud-like pay-per-use with options for Hitachi’s management of the infrastructure.
In this product brief outline Hitachi Vantara’s EverFlex Consumption pay-per-use offerings.
Hitachi Vantara EverFlex Consumption
There are two options available to customers under the Consumption/pay-per/use model: Storage as a Service and Utility. Each differs as to the breadth of services offered and the degree of involvement Hitachi has in configuring, managing and supporting their products delivered under the EverFlex Consumption models
Storage as a Service (STaaS)
Hitachi Vantara STaaS is outcome-oriented meaning that Hitachi delivers a storage service to a customer on the basis of pre-defined services required and at the service levels required by a customer. The customer defines the performance, availability and capacity requirements needed and Hitachi delivers to those specifications. Under this model, Hitachi decides which of the products/configurations
▪ Two offerings under EverFlex Consumption: Utility and Storage as a Service (STaaS)
▪ Customers choose between outcomes of the service (STaaS) or components of the service (Utility)
▪ Block, file and object, private cloud storage
▪ End-end complete solutions fully or partially manage by Hitachi Vantara
▪ Deployment within 60 days or less
▪ Pay per use pricing payed monthly
Hitachi Vantara EverFlex Consumption –
within the portfolio would be best to deliver storage services that are commensurate with the service level requirements. Hitachi builds, delivers, installs, runs and manages the infrastructure upon which the storage services are delivered. This model is targeted at customers who have high operational management costs that they want to reduce and/or an inability to meet performance/availability SLAs with users.
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