SANTA CLARA, CALIF. and NEW YORK
—Hitachi Data Systems Corp. and Verizon Enterprise Solutions announced an agreement to
develop software-defined storage based on Hitachi Content
Platform and Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere for
the Verizon Cloud.
Verizon is focused on developing an ecosystem of enterprise
technologies built to run on Verizon Cloud, the company's new
infrastructure-as-a-service and object-based storage offering.
HCP and HCP Anywhere are the latest enterprise-class technologies to be
added to the Verizon Cloud, offering tools that enterprises can use to
move their businesses forward as cloud-based services.
HCP is a multipurpose distributed object storage system
designed to support large-scale repositories of unstructured data. HCP
enables IT organizations and cloud service providers to store, protect,
preserve and retrieve unstructured data with a single storage
platform. It supports multiple levels of service and easily evolves with
technology and scale changes. With a vast array of data protection and
content preservation technologies, the system can significantly reduce
or even eliminate tape-based self-backups or backups of data at remote
sites or on mobile devices connected to the platform.
HCP Anywhere offers enterprises a secure file
synchronization and sharing tool. Users sync data on multiple devices
and share content without the pains of emailing attachments. With HCP
Anywhere, IT can offer a flexible, cloud-based solution while
maintaining control of enterprise data.
Verizon Cloud was introduced in early October and began
public beta in the fourth quarter of 2013. Companies interested in using
Verizon Cloud can sign up to be a beta customer through the Verizon
Enterprise Solution website