Hitachi Vantara and Google Cloud Launch Hybrid Cloud Operation Management Solution

Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is debuting the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for GKE Enterprise, a unified platform for managing hybrid cloud operations developed in partnership with Google Cloud. Designed with Google Distributed Cloud Virtual (GDCV), Hitachi UCP for GKE Enterprise aims to rectify the growing divide between a demand for cloud native platforms operating across several environments and the exponential increase in data generation.

While the demand for a multi-environment cloud platform continues to rise, the complexity of data grows in tandem. As a result, enterprises require a solution that not only simplifies data management, but propels digital transformation.

This is the need that prompted the development of GDCV on Hitachi UCP, enabling enterprises to modernize their applications while also optimizing infrastructure and improving the security of hybrid cloud systems.

GDCV on Hitachi UCP merges two powerful fronts, bringing Hitachi UCP’s agile cloud infrastructure and GDCV’s scalability together to increase the efficiency of hybrid cloud applications and the systems it relies on. The solution can be deployed and managed from within on-premises data centers, cloud environments, or edge locations, meeting organizations where they are in their modernization journeys.

“Our collaboration brings together Hitachi Vantara's highly available, high-performance integrated cloud infrastructure and GDCV's robust container orchestration and management capabilities,” said Dan McConnell, senior vice president, product management for storage and data infrastructure at Hitachi Vantara. “As generative AI reshapes the digital landscape, GDCV on Hitachi UCP enables organizations to confidently leverage the potential of hybrid cloud environments. This turnkey solution equips them to thrive and make the most of the ever-expanding data-driven opportunities in the digital era.”

GDCV on Hitachi UCP enables enterprises to:

  • Easily move workloads to Google Cloud through a single framework that establishes intuitive deployment and control over applications
  • Address their unique configuration and application needs in performance, availability, and scalability
  • Establish and centralize modern security controls for software and hardware to ensure adherence to regulatory compliance standards

“Our partnership with Hitachi Vantara represents the latest in modern cloud infrastructure, offering customers a single source for systems, solutions, and services,” said Sridhar Devarapalli, product director at Google Cloud. “Together, we provide a reliable and secure hybrid cloud experience, helping customers accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”

Hitachi Vantara and Google Cloud’s partnership echoes a larger trend surrounding solution engineering, where combining individual powers can more aptly serve the differing needs of all enterprises, according to the company.

“In today's rapidly evolving business ecosystem, the industry's hunger for cloud-based solutions from strategic partners has become more than just a trend—it's an essential survival strategy,” said Steve White, program vice president, Channels and Alliances at IDC. “Embracing cloud-based collaborations isn't just a matter of staying ahead; it's the key to unlocking unparalleled agility for customers and competitiveness today and in the future for those partnering.”

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