- Combining Hitachi Infrastructure Orchestration as a Service, or HIOaaS, with Cisco Intersight gives on-premises and cloud environments cloud-like management and observability.
- Hitachi Vantara claims its elastic consumption model, Hitachi EverFlex, offers adaptable, pay-per-use solutions for on-premises and hybrid cloud environments.
For several decades, Hitachi Ltd. and Cisco Systems Inc. have been partners. The two businesses declared their strategic alliance agreement last year. They strengthened the deal recently by adding a new portfolio of hybrid cloud services with an enterprise data management focus.
Hitachi EverFlex with Cisco Powered Hybrid Cloud services uses automation and predictive analytics to enhance operational performance, cost-effectiveness, and infrastructure management.
Kimberly King, Senior Vice President of strategic partners and alliances at Hitachi Vantara, Jeb Horton, Senior Vice President for global services at Hitachi Vantara, and Alex Foster, Senior Director of strategy and partner innovation at Cisco, discussed the specifics of the new service and the enlarged cooperation in the briefing.
King said Hitachi has been concentrating on how to work with Cisco in the most effective way to offer partners and customers solutions. “Our goal is to provide the best outcomes for our customers and partners — helping them decide what’s most important and never to have that compromised on security, scalability or go-to-market,” she said.
A Natural Partnership
Horton continued by saying that Cisco was an obvious choice as a partner to collaborate with on networking and computation as an extra component of the company’s managed service stack. “What we looked to do is build out what we’re calling our next-gen cloud managed service, which is both cloud hybrid cloud and on-prem deployment. And our focus is to be able to offer that to Cisco partners and customers, as well as Hitachi partners and customers,” he added.
Three features are included in the new offering:
- Combining Hitachi Infrastructure Orchestration as a Service, or HIOaaS, with Cisco Intersight gives on-premises and cloud environments cloud-like management and observability. This offers effective automation, hybrid cloud observability, and performance analytics.
- With a combined experience of many deployments, the two businesses ought to be able to mitigate the scarcity of IT workers through smooth transitions, well-informed choices, and quick provisioning. According to Hitachi Managed Services, TCO can be lowered by 30% to 50%. Even though this is a significant amount, it makes sense considering the intricacy of hybrid clouds and the potential for uncontrollable expenses.
- Hitachi Vantara claims its elastic consumption model, Hitachi EverFlex, offers adaptable, pay-per-use solutions for on-premises and hybrid cloud environments. Consumption-based pricing has strongly influenced managed service adoption. Private cloud infrastructure is expensive, which deters organizations from using it. Companies may start with a little investment using pay-as-you-go.
Longstanding Strategy’s Segment
Foster stated that the collaboration aligns with the management-as-a-service approach that Cisco has outlined. “We viewed the way the market would transition inherently would require a partner,” he said. “We’re very excited about the partnership with Hitachi and some of the unique capabilities they deliver, such as AIOps capabilities for hyperops, the storage performance capabilities of their underlying platform, and, of course, the detailed product integration between the two.”
Vice President of partner managed and as-a-service sales at Cisco, Alexandra Zagury, stated in the news release that the collaborative efforts with Hitachi are a component of a comprehensive strategy to get results. “Our combined portfolio, including Hitachi Infrastructure Orchestration as-a-Service, delivers the reliability, flexibility, and insights that allow the customer to be more agile in today’s dynamic business environment,” she said. “And the Partner-to-Partner model taps into one of the biggest growth drivers in the industry right now by providing customers with more choice and partners with the opportunity to build offers around their competencies.”