This product has been replaced by the Hitachi G1500 and F1500.
The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000 continues the evolution of Hitachi’s virtualized storage architecture with a new generation of purpose-built, Intel-based hardware and new advanced features along with a directional change to make the embedded Storage Virtualized Operating System (SVOS) the singular code stream for Hitachi block storage. The VSP G1000 builds on the high-end, highly reliable systems before it; the VSP and the earlier USP. Advances in the technology have increased performance, expanded usability with active-active stretched clusters, extended storage virtualization with Virtual Storage Machines (VSMs), and added non-disruptive scale out capabilities to extend the life of the system.
The seamless continuation of the Hitachi VSP G1000 will allow customers familiar with the earlier systems to expand on their value derived from the system with the new capabilities and performance. Environments where the Hitachi VSP G1000 are used can be expanded with the new capabilities and simplified operations. The VSP G1000 supports both block and file access with file support coming with the high performance HNAS included with the G1000 (as an option). The HNAS supports up to 8 nodes in a cluster.
This document provides an overview and analysis of the Hitachi VSP G1000 that was announced in April 2014. HP resells the same product, along with software options, as the HP XP7. HP’s software options have different names and may also differ in terms of functionality in some areas. Competitive systems that support mainframe and open systems attachment alternatives include the EMC VMAX³ and IBM DS8000.