Hitachi Content Platform Review

Has good deduplication, encryption, version controlling, support, and tamper-proof data features


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is mainly for backup archival and for sharing Dropbox files. It's a Dropbox kind of thing for sharing and archival. We also use it to create content.

What is most valuable?

Feature-wise, it has a lot of features. The most valuable features include: 

  • Deduplication 
  • Encryption 
  • Version controlling
  • Support
  • Tamper-proof data.

    What needs improvement?

    They should improve the user interface. It's a little bit complex. It does not have a self-learning method. You need to know how to use it before you touch the system. The user interface is not self-explanatory. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    We have been using Hitachi Content Platform for around five to six years. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    It's very stable. We don't have any issues apart from the application implementation. The stability is one of the main aspects that the customer is also happy about Hitachi.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    The support is great. They have good technical staff working on this product.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is straightforward. The deployment can take one to two days. It depends on how you plan out your solution.

    The entire deployment can take a week in total. 

    The deployment required two engineers. There are several teams dedicated to the client-side. Our clients are enterprise-size. 

    What other advice do I have?

    The best way to integrate that liaison is to use the REST API. That is the best way. Hitachi provides some connectors if other users can use the REST API and integrate that application, that will be a huge advantage for them.

    Also, you should have programming knowledge to help the application teams integrate the applications with the solution, it will be much easier for the implementation.

    I would rate it a nine out of ten. The only issue is that the user interface is not so good. Other than that, everything is perfect.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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