The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G (hybrid) and F (all flash) series models of midrange storage systems continues the virtualized storage architecture delivered with the high-end VSP. The VSP E990 model was introduced in April 2020 and is an all NVMe storage system. The embedded Storage Virtualized Operating System RF (SVOS RF) is the singular code stream for Hitachi block storage, used across the entire VSP family. Advances in the technology using standard Intel components and SVOS 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 series line will allow customers to have a common set of capabilities and management across the products. The VSP G series systems supports both block and file access with file support coming with the high performance HNAS included with the G series models with HNAS cards inserted into the chassis as an option. The HNAS supports up to 8 nodes in a cluster. The F Series and E990 models support block access only.
This document provides an overview and analysis of the Hitachi VSP midrange systems originally announced in April 2015 and updated in October 2016, May 2018, and April 2020. Competitive storage system alternatives for the G series hybrid models include the HPE 3PAR, Dell EMC Unity XT, NetApp FAS, and the IBM FlashSystem family.
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