Hitachi Vantara and Cisco launched Hitachi EverFlex with Cisco Powered Hybrid Cloud, a suite of hybrid cloud services that integrates automation solutions and predictive analytics for infrastructure management, cost efficiency, and operational effectiveness of modern enterprises.
Kimberly King, senior vice president of Strategic Partners and Alliances at Hitachi Vantara, mentions a recent survey that revealed nearly half of businesses are struggling to navigate complex cloud landscapes. She says that the offering is a response to that need.
“Our ability to deliver both through our partners and Cisco’s network directly tackles the complexity challenge by providing strong IT operational capabilities that can be scaled based on customer data management needs. This partnership enables businesses to establish a robust data foundation today so that they are prepared for future innovation,” King says.
Its key features include Hitachi Infrastructure Orchestration as a Service (HIOaaS) and Cisco Intersight which enable offer full observability and deliver cloud-like management for on-premises and cloud environments.
A managed services operating model enhances operational transitions, decision-making, and provisioning without the need for dedicated IT staff.
The offering enables complete flexibility with a support and consumption-based model through pay-per-use pricing It includes Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), STaaS, Containers as a Service (CaaS) data protection, managed operations services, professional services, and learning services, among others.
“Our combined portfolio delivers the reliability, flexibility, and insights that allow the customer to be more agile in today’s dynamic business environment. 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,” says Alexandra Zagury, vice president of Partner Managed and as-a-Service Sales at Cisco.