If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Hitachi Content Platform, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
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.
I have seen that some of our customers position this solution as a file server but this is not something that I recommend. It is not intended as a file server. My advice to anybody who is considering this product is to properly consider the integration between components, or the "glue". This is a good solution but it works as a part of a larger system. If it isn't planned properly then it can be a bit painful. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
I would advise anyone using this solution to get proper glue. You have one product and you will be using it for some purpose, but you need the glue to stitch them together. You need to find the right glue. For that process, when you have to have the right glue and you come up with a complete solution - Hitachi can be a bit painful. Additionally, they need to come up with a simple migration. Writing a proper data migration from an existing system to migrate, that is something that they lack. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Hitachi Content Platform about a nine.