To support customers in their expanding cloud journeys, Hitachi Vantara, the data storage, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud management subsidiary of Hitachi, announced the launch of Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for GKE Enterprise, a new, integrated hybrid solution, with long-time partner Google Cloud. Through Google Distributed Cloud Virtual (GDCV), Hitachi UCP for GKE Enterprise offers businesses a unified platform to manage hybrid cloud operations, leading to increased efficiency, scalability, and flexibility in their infrastructure and applications.
While hybrid cloud adoption surges globally, a 2023 report highlights a growing demand for cloud-native platforms that operate across multiple environments. At the same time, generative AI and other technologies are driving exponential data growth, creating a greater need for cloud-based solutions that can help enterprises streamline data complexities, leading to an overall increase in business operations and the acceleration of digital transformation.
GDCV on Hitachi UCP empowers enterprises to modernise applications, optimise infrastructure and enhance security across hybrid cloud environments by combining the flexible cloud infrastructure of Hitachi UCP with the versatility and scalability of GDCV. As a result, the solution can deploy and manage workloads within on-premises data centres, cloud environments or edge locations. As part of its launch, GDCV on Hitachi UCP has also been included in Google’s Anthos Ready platform partners programme, which validates hardware that works seamlessly with GDCV.
“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, Hitachi Vantara. “As generative AI reshapes the digital landscape, GDCV on Hitachi UCP enables organisations 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.”