Atos to transform its data center with Hitachi Vantara’s new solutions
Published 16 December 2020
Hong Kong IT services company and data center owner Atos has selected Hitachi Vantara to transform its data center by reducing its data silos and digitalising its enterprise infrastructure.
Hitachi Vantara will improve the efficiency of Atos’ services through increased automation and optimisation.
Atos has a diverse mix of storage devices and architectures, including standard block-based storage area network, network-attached storage and hyperconverged infrastructure models, which led to a build-up of multiple data solos over time.
Additionally, its network and storage administration team has to manage a diverse collection of devices while assigning capacity for the client environment, which proved to be increasingly time-consuming.
“It was essential to simplify our data infrastructure and remove unnecessary silos to better support our clients’ business priorities,” said Herbie Leung, Atos CEO for Asia Pacific.
The recently announced Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series will be part of the solution, which provides powerful NVMe flash storage as the foundation for enterprise infrastructure.
Hitachi Ops Center will also monitor and automate storage provisioning to ensure that Atos’ clients can access additional capacity whenever required.
Meanwhile, Lumada DataOps Suite will enable the collection and integration of information from event and performance logs from its storage and network hardware into a data lake before running analytics to monitor current infrastructure performance.
“We have experienced increased benefits in speed, flexibility and simplicity, which are key to driving innovation for our clients,” added Mr. Leung.
Atos saw a reduction in data center footprint by 75% and power consumption by 69%, as well as a reduced total cost of ownership by 20%.
“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Atos. Atos has modern data infrastructure powering data management and adapting to future business requirements ,” said Andrew Sampson, Vice President and General Manager of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan for Hitachi Vantara.
Through this strategic partnership, Atos hopes to remain competitive with other public cloud providers. Its Hong Kong and Macau clients expected to benefit from improved efficiency in Atos’ enterprise content management, application hosting, infrastructure and data management services across three data centers.