With a year in the books since the launch of Hitachi Vantara, and five months into a brand new partner program, the company looks at the evolution of the channel changes that accompanied its own reinvention of itself, and what more remains to be done.
Hitachi Data Instance Director, which had been around Hitachi Data Services since 2008, gets an updating from integration with Hitachi Content Platform and analytics technologies which came in the formation of Hitachi Vantara.
Hitachi Vantara will leverage Tech Data’s Internet of Things’ capabilities to a greater extent than before, which is critically important in Canada, where new analytics-focused partners need to be recruited, and Tech Data is the sole Hitachi Vantara distributor.
Hitachi Data Systems’ former channels head in Canada, who has moved over to Vantara, and a top Canadian partner share their views on what the restructuring and Internet of Things re-emphasis will mean for the channel.
Hitachi Data Systems has greatly deepened its strategic relationship with SAP around HANA in the last several years, and its new announcements, which cover from the low end of the market to the high, broaden that portfolio.
The new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform 6000 for Predictive Analytics integrates SAP Predictive Analytics software, and while aimed mainly at telcos and media service providers, may have a broader audience than that.