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Hitachi TagmaStore Network Storage Controller (NSC)

Hitachi/HDS Hitachi TagmaStore Network Storage Controller  (NSC)The Hitachi TagmaStore® Network Storage Controller, model NSC55, blends enterprise-class functionality with a modular, small footprint package to meet the business needs of entry-level enterprises and fast-growing midsize organizations, while supporting distributed or departmental applications in large enterprises

The NSC55, powered by the Hitachi Universal Star Network™ crossbar switch architecture, delivers the innovative controller-based virtualization, logical partitioning, and universal replication introduced with the category-creating Hitachi TagmaStore Universal Storage Platform for open systems and mainframe environments. Now, smaller organizations can enjoy the same benefits as large enterprises in deploying and managing their storage infrastructure in ways never possible before.

The NSC55 supports advanced storage management and data replication features previously not available in modular storage. You can aggregate heterogeneous storage devices into a virtual pool, manage it through a single console using a common set of tools, simplify your storage environments, maximize the use of existing resources, and reduce Total Cost of Ownership.

The NSC55 is the foundation for Application Optimized Storage™ solutions for mainframe and open systems environments, storage area management, business continuity, data protection, storage consolidation and simplification, and tiered storage for data lifecycle management and compliance applications.

Up to 16PB of total storage capacity under management, including up to 72TB of internal storage
Virtualization of internal and externally-attached storage from EMC, Hitachi, IBM, Sun, and HP
Up to 8 logical partitions, dedicating cache, ports and internal and externally-attached capacity to ensure application QoS
Heterogeneous multiplatform connectivity: Fibre Channel, IBM® ESCON® and FICON®, NAS and iSCSI (future option)
Transparent, nondisruptive movement of data between storage tiers with HiCommand® Tiered Storage Manager
Universal replication across heterogeneous platforms
Active workload balancing and tuning
Single-pane-of-glass management with HiCommand® Suite software
Powered by the third generation Universal Star Network™ crossbar switch architecture
Hi-Track® "call home" service/remote maintenance tool

Replication, migration, and single-pane management across heterogeneous storage systems
Central role in tiered storage with HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager, matching application multiple performance and archiving requirements to internal and externally attached storage attributes
Application-specific quality of service and security within logical partitions
Heterogeneous data replication
Archiving mainframe data to virtualized SATA-based storage systems
Nearline disk-to-disk backup and tape replacement
Archival and long-term tamperproof data retention to meet regulatory compliance
Consolidation of open systems, mainframe, and NAS data
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