BlueArc delivers highly scalable, high performance file storage to customers across a broad range of markets and is tightly focused on solving the challenges faced by unstructured data at scale.

HDS (Hitachi Data Systems Corporation)


With a more than 10 years of focus on innovating around data intensive, performance-sensitive environments, BlueArc offers best-in-class price/performance ratios and outstanding return on investment. Its products are suited to customers seeking scalable solutions to the rapid growth of unstructured data whether that growth is taking place in their enterprise data center, their high-performance computing environment or any place in between. With almost 1,000 customers worldwide, spanning markets such as media, life sciences, energy, hosted services and a rapidly increasing footprint in the virtualization-over-NFS storage market, BlueArc is one of the top vendors in the Gartner 2011 NAS Magic Quadrant’s `Visionaries` quadrant2. BlueArc has been an OEM partner of Hitachi Data Systems since November 2006, powering the Hitachi NAS Platform family and its tremendous market growth and presence.

2011: HDS приобретает компанию BlueArc

With this acquisition, Hitachi Data Systems is executing on its strategy to transform traditional data centers into information centers – where customers can seamlessly store and access all data, content and information. Information that is available and searchable from anywhere and at any time. Information that is independent of the infrastructure, independent of the application and can be securely and cost-effectively accessed, searched, managed and governed forever.

The HDS strategy is comprised of three integrated foundational components: infrastructure cloud, content cloud and information cloud – all of which leverage industry leading virtualization technology from HDS to deliver enhanced efficiencies and cost savings to customers each step of the way. The infrastructure cloud optimizes the underlying infrastructure of servers, storage and networking without impacting application performance. The content cloud leverages data intelligence tools to enable data indexing, search and discovery across platforms. The information cloud will apply information analytics to allow the complete independence of data from applications and usher in new capabilities of data re-use for business purposes. BlueArc is a key link between infrastructure cloud and content cloud with its expertise in file-based virtualization, built-in intelligent tiering, automated data movement capabilities for unstructured data and tight integration with the Hitachi file, content and block portfolio. This enables customers to gain control of their unstructured data with seamless access, search, retention, consolidation and archiving capabilities. HDS and BlueArc have closely collaborated on product definition since the beginning of the companies’ partnership, and today’s acquisition brings opportunities for even tighter product development strategies that will provide greater benefits to customers.