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Hitachi UCP Converged Infrastructure Provides Container Orchestration as the First Enterprise Infrastructure Platform Available for Kubernetes

OSCON 2015 – PORTLAND, Ore. – July 21, 2015 --- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced support and community validation of Kubernetes on Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) converged infrastructure systems, providing a proven enterprise-class private cloud infrastructure for developers and customers to orchestrate and run container-based applications with a full microservices architecture. Hitachi introduced the first UCP solutions in 2010, with enterprise support and end-to-end integration with industry-leading software from VMware, SAP and Microsoft. Kubernetes now joins the list of solutions validated to run on our enterprise UCP platform.

With this announcement Hitachi has validated Kubernetes and VMware running side-by-side on the UCP platform, providing an enterprise solution for container-based applications and traditional virtualized workloads. UCP provides the ideal platform to leverage the power of Kubernetes to orchestrate container-based workloads with migration capabilities.

The Hitachi Unified Compute Platform is an enterprise-class converged infrastructure system that is proven to provide five-nines service levels with the industry’s highest recovery time objectives for site-to-site replication, failover and recovery as a turnkey solution. UCP provides the best infrastructure platform for enterprise applications and workloads to move seamlessly from test/dev environments to highly scalable production deployments with predictable performance and high availability. The UCP portfolio helps customers rapidly and more easily support core-to-edge IT workloads. The UCP family, with industry leading Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Director infrastructure automation software, allows customers to drive operational efficiencies through rapid deployment and provisioning of infrastructure for managing an agile data center, prepared to change workloads to match business needs.

The combined infrastructure orchestration of UCP Director and power of Kubernetes can reduce costs by eliminating error-prone manual tasks and decoupling application dependencies, thereby accelerating software development for businesses and speeding time-to-market.

OSCON 2015

Hitachi Data Systems will participate in the Kubernetes launch event at this week’s Open Source Convention (OSCON), July 20-24, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

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