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Hitachi VSP 5000 – Product Analysis

The Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 5000 continues the high end enterprise system with Hitachi’s virtualized storage architecture with an updated PCIe switching interconnect, newly designed controller cards, and NVMe attached devices. The VSP 5000 is a purpose-built, Intel-based hardware with the same embedded Storage Virtualized Operating System (SVOS) for the prior high-end and midrange systems.. The VSP 5200H and 5600H are hybrid systems and the VSP 5200 and 5600 are all flash systems that build on the high-end, highly reliable systems before it. Advances in the technology have increased performance with the new interconnect and NVMe devices.

The seamless continuation of the Hitachi VSP will allow customers familiar with the earlier systems to expand on their value derived from the system with the new capabilities and performance. Environments where the Hitachi VSP high end systems are used can be expanded with the new capabilities and simplified operations.

This document provides an overview and analysis of the Hitachi VSP 5000 that was announced in October 2019. HPE resells the VSP 5000, along with software options, as the HPE XP8. HPE’s software options have different names and may also differ in terms of functionality in some areas. Competitive systems that support mainframe and open systems attachment alternatives include the Dell EMC PowerMax and IBM DS8900.


Hitachi VSP 5000 Product Analysis Includes: 

  • Highlights
  • Overview
  • Hardware Architecture
  • Software Architecture
  • Advanced Features
  • Reliability, Availability and Serviceability Features
  • System Management
  • Evaluator Group Comments

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December 10, 2021


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