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Hitachi VSP 5000 – Product Analysis

Published on October 14th, 2019. Comprehensive 33-page analysis of Hitachi VSP 5000. Covers hardware/software architecture, advanced features, performance, and commentary. Download the product analysis now!

The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) 5000 continues the high end enterprise system with Hitachi’s virtualized storage architecture with an updated PCIe switching interconnect, newly designed controller cards, and NVMe attached devices. The VSP 5000 is a purpose-built, Intel-based hardware with the same embedded Storage Virtualized Operating System (SVOS) for the prior high-end and midrange systems.. The VSP 5100H and 5500H are hybrid systems and the VSP 5100 and 5500 are all flash systems that build on the high-end, highly reliable systems before it. Advances in the technology have increased performance with the new interconnect and NVMe devices.

The seamless continuation of the Hitachi VSP 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 high end systems are used can be expanded with the new capabilities and simplified operations.

This document provides an overview and analysis of the Hitachi VSP 5000 that was announced in October 2019. HPE resells the VSP 5000, along with software options, as the HPE XP8. HPE’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 Dell EMC PowerMax and IBM DS8900.

The Hitachi 5000 is one of the few systems supporting mainframe and open systems from the same platform.  With each generation of systems, Hitachi has continued to add capabilities that bring more value. The continued advances in solid state technology are incorporated with both FMDs and SSDs as offerings either as tiered storage or all solid state systems.   Both SAS and NVMe SSDs are supported.

Hitachi VSP 5000 Product Analysis Includes: 

  • Highlights
  • Overview
  • Hardware Architecture
  • Software Architecture
  • Advanced Features
  • Reliability, Availability and Serviceability Features
  • System Management
  • Performance
  • Evaluator Group Comments

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