We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story

Hitachi HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager [EOL] OverviewUNIXBusinessApplication

What is Hitachi HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager [EOL]?
By transparently and interactively migrating data between heterogeneous storage tiers, HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager software enables IT administrators to match application quality of service requirements to storage system attributes.

Hitachi HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager [EOL] was previously known as HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager.

Buyer's Guide

Download the Data Replication Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: November 2021

Hitachi HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager [EOL] Customers
Cumulus
Hitachi HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager [EOL] Video

Archived Hitachi HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager [EOL] Reviews (more than two years old)

Filter by:
Filter Reviews
Industry
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Company Size
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Job Level
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Rating
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Considered
Loading...
Filter Unavailable
Order by:
Loading...
  • Date
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Review Length
Search:
Showingreviews based on the current filters. Reset all filters
it_user165981
Network Engineer at a tech consulting company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Enables you to efficiently relocate data. Should focus more on small-midrange markets.

Valuable Features

The Tiered Storage Manager enables you to efficiently relocate data using the Data Lifecycle Management. This allocates the data storage destination using data access frequency and usage value. Information tends to be accessed most frequently when it is first created, but that frequency drops as time passes. Data with a high usage frequency is stored in high-performance storage. When the usage frequency of the data decreases, the data is migrated to a lower performance subsystem, resulting in significantly lower storage costs.

Improvements to My Organization

Manager data management software enables IT administrators to easily and interactively match application quality of service requirements to heterogeneous storage assets. Tiered Storage Manager software enables the nondisruptive movement of data volumes to match application-driven price, performance, and availability characteristics through an easy-to-use interface. It enables you to migrate data seamlessly. Current applications are not interrupted. You can access data in the same way both before and after it is migrated. Defining group attributes enables you to set or disable migration for multiple volumes in advance, reducing administrative time.

Room for Improvement

Maybe focus on small and midrange markets.

Use of Solution

6 years.

Deployment Issues

No issues.

Stability Issues

No issues.

Scalability Issues

No issues.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Perfect

Technical Support:

4/5.

Initial Setup

The initial setup was straightforward unless you have network related issues.

Implementation Team

Through vendor, expertise level 9/10.

ROI

Compelling.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Minimal.

Other Solutions Considered

EMC/IBM/HP/VVR.

Other Advice

Tiered Storage Manager enables you to improve the efficiency of your storage Management in the following ways.

1. Reducing total cost of ownership,

2.Balancing storage load,

3. Managing changes to the storage environment. HTSM for Mainframe is integrated with DFSMS, which is familiar to the mainframe administrator, does not require additional interfaces, and minimizes training. It automates control of application storage service levels through automated tiering policies for application datasets aligned to SMS storage groups or to individual devices. At the same time, it provides reporting and control for ongoing management and monitoring of Hitachi Dynamic Tiering for Mainframe.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
it_user159168
Senior Storage Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
Very nice & effective product for Hitachi family of arrays for online data movement.

What is most valuable?

Data Movement between tiers.

How has it helped my organization?

Promoting volumes from lower performing disks to higher performing disks, reduced or eliminated latency issues.

What needs improvement?

It's very good as is.

For how long have I used the solution?

5 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: 4 out of 5. Technical Support: 4 out of 5.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is the first time we used such solution for data/volume movement between tiers.

How was the initial setup?

Straigh…

What is most valuable?

Data Movement between tiers.

How has it helped my organization?

Promoting volumes from lower performing disks to higher performing disks, reduced or eliminated latency issues.

What needs improvement?

It's very good as is.

For how long have I used the solution?

5 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

4 out of 5.

Technical Support:

4 out of 5.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

This is the first time we used such solution for data/volume movement between tiers.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

With vendor team as per the SOW, but easy installation & configuration. Blends easily into HiCommand Suite.

What was our ROI?

Very nice ROI, happy that it works when we are in need.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost is only the license.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This is vendor specific product. Works on Hitachi arrays or arrays virtualized via Hitachi arrays. So no reason to evaluate other products.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi, Dell EMC, NetApp and others in Data Replication. Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.
it_user158844
Principle Consultant at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
The product works as described without any issues. Minimizes downtime for migration events.

What is most valuable?

Ability to perform NON-distruptive migrations.

How has it helped my organization?

Minimize downtime for migration events.

For how long have I used the solution?

2-3 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Very Good Technical Support: Very Good

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward - the product works as described without any issues.

What about the implementation team?

In-House.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No

What other advice do I have?

What is most valuable?

Ability to perform NON-distruptive migrations.

How has it helped my organization?

Minimize downtime for migration events.

For how long have I used the solution?

2-3 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Very Good

Technical Support:

Very Good

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward - the product works as described without any issues.

What about the implementation team?

In-House.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No

What other advice do I have?

Currently, there is a 2 TB size limit to Externalize LUNs onto the Hitachi Arrays.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
it_user150885
Storage Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Hitachi HiCommand® Tiered Storage Manager Software presents simplified data storage and placement solution

How has it helped my organization?

Easy to manage big data with almost no down time

What needs improvement?

Hitachi needs to focus on small and mid-range markets also. There are products like Tintri and Nimble Storage, which are doing well in this segment.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: GoodTechnical Support: Good

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously I worked with EMC/IBM/HP storage and they are good for between mid and high end range, but when it’s high end or…

How has it helped my organization?

Easy to manage big data with almost no down time

What needs improvement?

Hitachi needs to focus on small and mid-range markets also. There are products like Tintri and Nimble Storage, which are doing well in this segment.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: GoodTechnical Support: Good

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously I worked with EMC/IBM/HP storage and they are good for between mid and high end range, but when it’s high end or enterprise storage, Hitachi VSP is the best.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is configured by HDS engineers so its peace of mind.

What about the implementation team?

Implementation done by HDS Team with our requirement and spec.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, EMC/IBM/HP

What other advice do I have?

If you encounter issues with handling high volumes of storage or big data, Hitachi VSP is the product for you.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Product Categories
Data Replication
Buyer's Guide
Download our free Data Replication Report and find out what your peers are saying about Hitachi, Dell EMC, NetApp, and more!
Quick Links