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S o l u t i o n P r o f i l eHitachi Data SystemsHitachi Data Systems Storage Solutions for Financial ServicesToday, financial services firms face greater uncertainty than the industry has seen in decades. As regulations continue to change, business models rapidly evolve and custom-ers make new demands, financial services organizations are faced with increasingly complex management dilemmas. They have to determine how much time and money should be devoted to short-term versus long-term strategies. And as the pace of business quickens, they have to balance current pressures for cost optimization with the ever-increasing need for innovation.Hitachi Data Systems provides a broad range of storage solutions that can help financial firms address both existing and emerging challenges. Enterprise-level storage management solutions deliver unified management of the entire storage infrastructure, so firms can manage data growth more efficiently, improve IT agility and reduce the storage total cost of owner-ship (TCO). Most importantly, Hitachi Data Systems solutions help financial services companies address the 3 market drivers that are now shaping the future of the industry: customer acquisition and reten-tion, risk management and regulatory com-pliance, and core system modernization.As every sector of the financial services industry emerges from the eco-nomic downturn, it faces new challenges. Each sector, from commercial and investment banks, to insurance companies and brokerage and investment firms, also faces unprecedented opportunity to drive com-petitive advantage. Storage systems and solutions from Hitachi Data Systems help financial firms to expand during these uncertain times by making the data center virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable. We help you transform your data center by keeping data continually available to drive business growth. We centralize storage management to support risk management and regulatory compliance, and protect valuable information for maximum business resilience. Scalable Hitachi Storage Systems Drive Customer Retention and Simplify Risk ManagementS o l u t i o n P r o f i l e 2Market Driver: Customer Acquisition and RetentionCustomer service has been identified by Gartner, Inc., as one of the key drivers for financial firms looking to differentiate them-selves from competitors. Todays customer opportunity is not only to improve service lev-els, but also to find new ways to acquire and retain customers by providing higher-than-ever levels of customer attention. Customers in mature markets such as North America and Europe are demanding more custom-ized services or theyll quickly move to competitors who provide them. Customers in emerging growth markets such as Latin America, Africa and Asia are looking for new banking services such as mobile access where branches are not available. To meet these demands, Hitachi Data Systems provides a variety of enterprise storage solutions, products and services that can improve customer acquisition and retention by helping firms: Ensure high availability and business continuity through real time storage synchronization Prevent failure of customer-facing ser-vices and applications through robust, high-availability storage platforms Respond faster to customer demands through systematic electronic document management systems Market Driver: Risk Management and Regulatory GovernanceA key outcome of the global financial crisis has been an increased government presence in the sector, including a grow-ing number of regulations. These include Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and SEC Rule 17a-4 in the United States, Basel III internationally, Japans Financial Instruments and Exchange Law (FIEL) and Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). To increase transparency and ensure compliance, firms need to take a holistic, integrated approach to managing risk exposures. This approach needs to be tightly aligned with broader corporate objectives. Hitachi Data Systems offers storage solutions and systems, as well as professional services designed to address the heightened need for increased risk management and regulatory governance to help firms: Comply with continually evolving industry and legal data storage regulations Streamline backups and speed recoveries by protecting less active content sepa-rately from new and changing data Improve reporting, trending and forecast-ing with advanced storage solutions Provide retention and disposal manage-ment services to automatically govern how long content is kept and how it is deletedMarket Driver: IT Infrastructure and Systems ModernizationToday, firms are returning to core modern-ization projects to increase agility, transpar-ency and cost-efficiency, and compete more effectively during the growth ahead. Big Data (data sets that are too big and awkward to work with standard data man-agement tools) is driving infrastructure trans-formation in many organizations. Modernized core systems are imperative for meeting the challenges of Big Data with institutional asset management systems, lending systems, retail core systems, and treasury and trading systems. A modernized core system can impact payment products and services that Major Trading group TransforMs iTs daTa CenTer wiTh hiTaChi VirTual sTorage plaTforMFollowing the integration of 2 major European banks in 2009, a newly formed banking group emerged as one of the worlds largest retail banks. In order to ensure its Wholesale Markets and Treasury and Trading (WMTT) department could operate at an enterprise level, the division consolidated and integrated its storage infrastructure by virtualizing its SAN behind Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V and VM systems. It followed the success of this project by deploying Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform to ensure its most important database and the applications it supports are always running at peak performance.To address the key drivers influencing financial services orga-nizations, Hitachi Data Systems offers a closely integrated set of storage solutions that create and sustain a consolidated virtual storage infrastructure.S o l u t i o n P r o f i l e 3are critical to relationships with consumers, merchants and corporate customers. Hitachi Data Systems offers a variety of solu-tions that can support the modernization of core systems and help financial services firms: Improve data protection and manage-ment with a common virtualized storage platform Centralize management of distributed storage environments with highly granular control Improve infrastructure optimization through virtualization, dynamic provision-ing and other advanced solutions Increase application and data mobility through online migration between storage tiers Reduce cost of multiple stove-piped infrastructures and applications with a common virtualized platform for all data Enable use of core systems as a utility or service modelTransform Your Data Center into a Powerhouse Information CenterTo address the key drivers influencing financial services organizations, Hitachi Data Systems offers a closely integrated set of storage solutions that create and sustain a consolidated virtual storage infrastructure. These solutions help to transform your data center and enable your organization to accelerate improvements in customer service. They help you to reduce trading latency, comply with regulations and modernize your core system to decrease storage and administrative costs while improving application performance. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) provides a foundation for a fully virtualized storage infrastructure. Its unique 3D scaling architecture scales up for unmatched performance, scales out for greater capacity, connectivity and processing powers, and scales deep by facilitating data migration from external storage devices. Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2000 family adds low cost and energy savings to storage for midsized financial services organizations and departmental applications. Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) forms the core of a sound compliance solution as a platform that not only achieves compliance, but goes far beyond, help-ing to share information, simplifying management and reducing costs. Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS), pow-ered by BlueArc, adds scalability and performance to general-purpose NAS workloads that build up in financial services IT environments. Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) works with all Hitachi storage systems and solutions, as well as third-party systems to simplify infrastructure management and make the most of IT resources. Hitachi Data Systems Global Solution Services (GSS) helps financial services organizations realize the full benefits of a virtualized storage infrastructure with services that range from design to day-to-day management.Modernize Your Data Center with Hitachi Virtual Storage PlatformEnsuring high availability, supporting business continuity and responding faster to customer demands requires transforming traditional data centers into providers of agile and flexible IT resources. While some solutions enable scale-up as I/O or bandwidth require-ments increase, this single dimension is not enough for todays Big Data challenges. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform simplifies storage consolidation with its unique 3D scaling. It supports all data types with a S o l u t i o n P r o f i l e 4single fully virtualized platform to overcome Big Data challenges. 3D scaling describes the storage platforms unique abilities. It can scale up performance to support increasing workloads, scale out to deliver the highest performance and capacity growth, and scale deep to extend the value of legacy, lower cost or multivendor storage. Configuring and deploying new storage systems and solutions can disrupt business operations and harm customer relations. On the other hand, overprovisioning the top storage tiers to anticipate growth can reduce performance and add significant expense. VSP solves these challenges with Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning. Dynamic Provisioning automatically monitors storage resources and alerts administrators before they require more physical storage. IT professionals can draw from a central, virtual pool, spreading the I/O load across the spindles in the pool to reduce bottlenecks and improve or maintain performance service level agreements (SLAs). Dynamic Provisioning enables you to maintain optimal quality of service (QoS) with nondisruptive provisioning of storage that matches the pace of your business. Dynamic Provisioning reaches new levels with Hitachi Dynamic Tiering. This function-ality improves storage utilization, simplifies storage administration and reduces costs by automatically promoting or demoting data based on business and application needs. Dynamic Tiering monitors data access in real time and automatically positions the most frequently accessed data to the fastest stor-age tier based on actual use and designed policies. Adding automated mobility to tiered data allows you to retrieve data from any tier whenever you need it to satisfy customer demands while keeping the overall cost of storage to a minimum. For example, on the trading floor where accurate real time data is critical, Dynamic Tiering moves trading data to the most efficient, lowest cost and highest performing tier during daily geographic trad-ing cycles. To ensure the availability and integrity of business critical production data, VSP adds replication capabilities for the secure and transparent movement of data between stor-age tiers. VSP moves replication tasks from the database tier to the virtual storage tier, further ensuring that the production instance is not negatively affected by secondary operations as backup or data mining. Hitachi Data Systems solutions for finan-cial services firms provide the resiliency to enable continuous operations so you can keep your trading operations running 24/7, forever.Expand Storage Capabilities with Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage 2000 FamilyUsed in conjunction with Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform or independently, Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage adds cost control, expandability and high availability to midrange environments or departmental applications of large and dynamic financial services organi-zations. For example, you can store top-tier or highest-value data on VSP and older or less-frequently accessed data on AMS. Lower tiers often include long-term data retention and archiving development applications and quality assurance (QA) platforms that replicate the production installation. Test and training landscapes as well as legacy applications also are suitable for these tiers, yet AMS keeps lower tier data easily accessible. You can add AMS to VSP as needed, without disrupting business operations or buying more capacity than you need.Hitachi Data Systems Global Solution Services offers market-leading storage consultants to help design and implement a complete, flexible storage environment that incorporates production, archiving and sup-port systems. GSS consultants apply best practices and proven methodologies to ensure your IT environment fully benefits from a dynamically tiered, virtualized infrastructure. large asian Bank uses hiTaChi ConTenT plaTforM To arChiVe, seCure and supporT daTaOne of the largest banks in China has steadily evolved since the late 1970s from a state-owned specialized bank to a state-controlled commercial bank. In the midst of these transitions, the bank was faced with the challenge of preserving its data over the long term and meeting its stringent audit requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley law. The bank chose Hitachi Content Platform, which continues to provide a robust and reliable data archiving platform and meets the demands for data manageability and security.S o l u t i o n P r o f i l e 5Like VSP, AMS uses Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning to allocate storage capacity as applications require it. This improves utiliza-tion rates, simplifies storage management and significantly reduces the time and costs associated with provisioning new storage in a fast-moving environment. AMS also requires a smaller footprint than storage alternatives, reducing ongoing operational expenses and lowering environmental costs for heating, cool-ing and power. Manage Risk, Shrink Backups and Aid Compliance with Hitachi Content PlatformA growing mountain of unstructured content accounts for as much as 80% of data in todays financial firms. This content includes Microsoft Word documents, presentations, emails and other files. If left unattended, unstructured data can be scattered across disparate storage silos, which impairs busi-ness continuity and response times while increasing management costs. Hitachi Content Platform consolidates, protects and preserves this content so you can improve application performance and streamline backups while meeting strict regulatory and governance requirements. Designed to seamlessly integrate into an existing enterprise storage infrastructure, HCP is an open, highly scalable and virtual-ized distributed object store that provides economical, consolidated storage for unstructured data. It safeguards applica-tion data through proactive protection and replication policies, including data integrity checking, RAID-6, encryption, write once, read many (WORM) and audit logging. Its powerful archiving capabilities and seamless integration make it the ideal tool for preserv-ing financial services data.HCP integrates with Hitachi Data Protection Suite, powered by CommVault, for intel-ligent, policy-based data movement that enables seamless tiering, even to the cloud. The software in Data Protection Suite works to retain valuable primary storage space by efficiently redistributing files across storage tiers. It also improves regulatory compli-ance and litigation readiness with stringent records management, robust protection and full text index and search features.S o l u t i o n P r o f i l e 6Simplify the Deployment of NAS and SAN with Hitachi NAS PlatformHitachi Data Systems offers a portfolio of network attached storage (NAS) solu-tions for enterprise, large and medium businesses. These solutions simplify the deployment and management of NAS and SAN while providing a high return on investment (ROI). The Hitachi NAS Platform, powered by BlueArc, delivers best-in-class performance and scalability, intelligent file tiering, indexing and search enhancements, and integration with Hitachi SAN storage and data management prod-ucts. The Hitachi Essential NAS Platform is optimized for file sharing, backup and file server consolidation, achieving central management and increased data availabil-ity. Hitachi NAS Platform is a cost-effective NAS solution that delivers high availability and scalability at a low price.HNAS uses intelligent file sharing for hierar-chical storage management, making it ideal for enterprise-class consolidation. HNAS also allows financial services organizations to consolidate file servers and other NAS devices into fewer nodes, lowering overall storage costs and reducing downtime by enabling rolling upgrades and fast failover. HNAS integrates with Hitachi Command Suite for advanced management across the financial services storage environment and with Hitachi Content Platform for data retention and regulatory compliance. In addition, HNAS enables faster data replica-tion and backup. This improves productivity and lowers hardware, software and labor costs for a reduced total cost of ownership.With the flexibility to provide iSCSI SAN stor-age consolidation in addition to multiprotocol NAS file services, HNAS delivers benefits to both midsized organizations and enterprises. Leading performance: Massively parallel computing in hardware acceler-ates performance. Intelligent file tiering: Automated migration of data between storage tiers optimizes cost and performance. Cluster namespace: A single namespace is provided for ease of storage consolidation. Simplified management: Hitachi Command Suite centralizes storage management to a single console. Scalability: Up to 8-way cluster scale out and 4PB of capacity provide room to grow. Reduced costs: Lower cost iSCSI infrastructure can be deployed. Faster backup and recovery: Low impact, space-efficient snapshots enable frequent backups and instant recovery.Manage Distributed and Multivendor Storage with Hitachi Command Suite Hitachi Command Suite brings together an advanced suite of IT management software to help you manage multiple Hitachi storage MulTinaTional life insuranCe Business CuTs CosTs, differenTiaTes serViCes wiTh hiTaChi ConTenT plaTforMA large insurance company needed an effective and systematic electronic document management system to respond promptly to customer demands. Since deploying the Hitachi Content Platform, this insurer has reduced its data storage space by saving customer data in a single system and boosted cus-tomer satisfaction by easily searching for past data in real time and providing faster services.S o l u t i o n P r o f i l e 7systems as well as third-party storage assets. It centralizes the management of distributed or remote storage environ-ments to make the best use of the fewest IT resources. It also automates many storage tasks to increase the availability and perfor-mance of critical financial data. HCS reduces operational costs by scal-ing to address the largest data center infrastructures. Its agentless approach to virtual storage and server management frees IT resources to concentrate on the most business-critical data. You can man-age greater data volumes effectively and optimize application performance with a common set of tools that work across all storage systems and solutions. With optimal configurations, HCS ensures adherence to application-specific service level agree-ments, giving users faster response times and fewer outages with unmatched consistency.HCS uses management practices that accommodate future growth. Its many tools assure that your IT infrastructure aligns with your application and business requirements. For example, Hitachi Tiered Storage Manager matches application QoS requirements to heterogeneous storage assets for nondisrup-tive data movement. Hitachi Tuning Manager monitors performance metrics from the application to the storage device for report-ing, analysis and optimization. Hitachi Virtual Server Reporter, powered by APTARE, customizes and automates storage reporting for VMware server environments. Get the Most from Your Storage Infrastructure with Hitachi Data Systems Global Solution Services Hitachi Data Systems Global Solution Services offers market-leading storage consultants to help design and implement a complete, flexible storage environment that incorporates production, archiving and sup-port systems. Our GSS consultants apply best practices and proven methodologies to ensure your IT environment fully ben-efits from a dynamically tiered, virtualized infrastructure. GSS helps you successfully manage your storage infrastructure and avoid business disruptions with a comprehensive port-folio of services. These services include Corporate Headquarters 750 Central Expressway Santa Clara, California 95050-2627 USAwww.hdS.comRegional Contact InformationAmericas: +1 408 970 1000 or Europe, Middle East and Africa: +44 (0) 1753 618000 or Asia Pacific: +852 3189 7900 or o l u t i o n P r o f i l ehitachi is a registered trademark of hitachi, Ltd., in the United States and other countries. hitachi data Systems is a registered trademark and service mark of hitachi, Ltd., in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, service marks and company names in this document or website are properties of their respective owners.Notice: This document is for informational purposes only, and does not set forth any warranty, expressed or implied, concerning any equipment or service offered or to be offered by hitachi data Systems Corporation. hitachi data Systems Corporation 2011. All Rights Reserved. SP-068-A dG June 20118assessment, consulting, migrations, plan-ning, design, installation, transition, onsite or remote management and support. Migration services cover operations, pro-cess and technology to maximize the value of virtualization. SummaryAs the financial services industry emerges from one of the most turbulent times in its history, financial firms in all sectors face new market forces, increased customer demands and a more stringent regulatory environment that will influence the industry for years to come. At the same time, finan-cial institutions have unprecedented oppor-tunities to achieve a strategic advantage and gain market share from competitors by recognizing and responding to these key drivers now shaping the industry.Hitachi Data Systems is an industry leader with a proven track record of providing enterprise storage solutions with the perfor-mance, availability and scalability neces-sary to respond to these new challenges in the financial services industry. Building on powerful, efficient platforms such as Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, Hitachi Content Platform and Hitachi Universal Storage Platform, financial services firms can improve customer service, comply with new regulations and upgrade core systems to meet emerging demands. By transforming the data center into a more reliable, dynamic and agile provider of IT resources, Hitachi Data Systems positions financial institutions for success, both today, and in the emerging marketplace of tomorrow.For More InformationTo learn more about how Hitachi Data Systems can help you respond to the lat-est industry trends and prepare for growth ahead, please visit or contact your local sales representative or solutions consultant.!/pages/Hitachi-Data-Systems/94005676787


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