back to article Hitachi Vantara plans refresh of mid-range and top-end storage in 2018

Hitachi Vantara, the mash-up of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Pentaho and the Lumada IoT assets from the Hitachi Insight Group, is working on new scale-out storage products to support its ambition to become a system integrator for analytical workloads and the myriad data sources that feed them. Vantara launched in September 2017 …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Look behind the curtain...

    The reality is HDS is trying to bolster customers into keep buying its hardware. Why? The VSP is what is paying the bills and keeping the lights on. IoT is not making big money for them. They seem confused about which direction they really want to go, forward into IoT and Smart Cities, or backward into storage, which they were intending to abandon. Which is it? And... years to build new storage?!? Hope they can survive until that comes about. It's likely Hitachi Japan will abandon them long before then. Great products, excellent engineering, too bad the leadership can't get it together.

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