Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is forging new global partnership agreements with Cisco, bringing Hitachi Vantara into Cisco’s Service Provider and Solution Technology Integrator (STI) partner programs.
This move enables Hitachi Vantara to seamlessly integrate Cisco technologies with its storage products and position the company as a leading data center infrastructure and hybrid cloud managed services provider, according to the companies.
“As customers seek to simplify their data center operations, providing converged infrastructure solutions with managed services capabilities from two trusted global vendors can help them reduce risk and optimize their business outcomes,” said Nick Holden, vice president of global strategic partners and co-sell at Cisco. “Together, Hitachi Vantara and Cisco make it easier for customers to navigate complex hybrid data center and storage solutions.”
Coinciding with the STI agreement, Hitachi Vantara now includes the Cisco UCS X-Series servers in its offerings to deliver a complete converged infrastructure (CI) solution. The server line becomes part of the “Cisco and Hitachi Adaptive Solutions” portfolio which pairs Cisco compute and networking with Hitachi Vantara’s Energy Star-certified Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) to offer customers one of the most reliable, resilient, and environmentally friendly IT infrastructure solutions on the market, according to the vendor. The solution is now available for Hitachi Vantara customers, helping address a growing market need for converged data center infrastructure.
As a member of Cisco's Service Provider program, Hitachi Vantara offers consumption-based managed services to Cisco customers looking for data center and hybrid cloud services.
According to the companies, the services can help address a critical shortage of skilled workers in the IT industry, enabling enterprises to adopt new and emerging technologies more effectively and rely on a trusted organization in Hitachi Vantara to streamline their hybrid cloud operations.
“Hitachi Vantara and Cisco have been trusted partners for more than two decades, and these agreements are important additions to the innovative relationship these global technology leaders have built,” said Kimberly King, senior vice president of strategic partners and alliances at Hitachi Vantara. “Successful partners adjust to meet customers’ needs, both for today and for the future, and these developments do just that by offering the data-driven solutions and services they need the most.”
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