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Hitachi Data Systems’ Warns Of Need To Embed Security In All Storage

Why are so many storage firms struggling with security? Simple – they didn’t factor it in right from the start as a key design principle.

That’s according to the chief technology officer of unified storage platform firm Hitachi Data Systems, Hu Yoshida.

In his latest posting on his closely-followed technology blog, the storage expert points out that encryption was architected into the Hitachi Data Systems proposition right from the start – all the way from its VSP, HUS VM solutions to the HUS 150 end of the portfolio.

That means that data encryption the Hitachi Data Systems way is on-boarded with the back end directors and so can provide customers with the most up to date security algorithms.

That includes the latest Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) level, with its 256 bit key, in XTS mode. And thanks to the way security is there at the DNA level, this offers the capability that any disk attached to a Hitachi Data Systems back end can be encrypted – and that includes flash, and yes, flash from any vendor, too.

Yoshida is vice president and chief technology officer work at enterprise storage software leader Hitachi Data Systems – a provider of cloud ready infrastructure.

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