I`m also very excited as I will be there on behalf of the Hitachi Data Systems. We are traveling to Basel with my four colleagues dedicated for Microsoft virtualization and management solutions in Hitachi.
We will be at our Hitachi booth and will tell the community about why we believe our Hitachi Unified Compute Platform and it`s software management/orchestration layer UCP Director is the perfect solution out there for customers looking for flexibility and seamless integration with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2.
Hitachi`s Unified Compute Platform is a converged solution. All fabric components such as Hitachi servers, Hitachi storage, IP and SAN network are pre-configured and shipped by HDS. When you look at above description you may think it`s just an another converged platform. But it`s not only hardware. UCP Director is the management solution for Unified Compute Platform and offers end-to-end visibility to the entire fabric. It`s a software orchestration layer which is seamlessly integrated with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager and also vCenter.
UCP Director simply takes responsibility of all vendor specific infrastructure workflows below the hypervisor and provides end to end visibility.
As a gold partner we will also have a 60 minutes break-out session on second day of the event at 09:15. My colleagues and myself will talk about Unified Compute Platform and Hitachi`s strategy regarding the management and orchestration layer. Here are the 3 demos we are planning to show to community in our session:
- Software Defined Infrastructure with Hitachi UCP – General Overview
- Provisioning fabric resources of your datacenter with UCP Director
- Extending Microsoft System Center capabilities with UCP Director
Last demo will show how UCP and its management software UCP Director provides a seamless integration with Microsoft`s System Center suite. I`m planning to demo our SCOM Management Pack, SCO integration and consistent API that can be called easily through PowerShell allows you to orchestrate all your fabric components.
Come and chat with us at our Hitachi booth!