Hitachi Data Systems adds new features to Hitachi IT Operations Director


Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Hitachi, announced enhancements to the new Hitachi IT Operations
Director, the fully integrated IT lifecycle management software solution that
simply and cost effectively administers security management, asset management
and software distribution.


New features include remote control, network access
control and windows update control capabilities.


Ranked among the top ten software vendors in the world,
extends its technology leadership with Hitachi IT Operations Director by
providing customers with complete management capabilities that enhance business
effectiveness through efficient software deployment and increased security.


The software solution delivers the information and
control that businesses need to effectively manage assets and remain compliant,
keep computers and confidential information secure and efficiently manage time
while making the best use of limited IT resources.


IT Operations Director can dramatically increase asset
management efficiency by tracking and reporting detailed information about
online and offline assets. It also enhances the security of the IT environment
by minimizing the threat of information disclosure and proactively identifying


To further strengthen the IT Operations Director security
feature set, the solution now includes network access control and Windows
update control. Network access control allows an administrator to block and
quarantine devices when necessary and also keeps unauthorized computers and
those that do not meet security policies off the network.


Windows update control efficiently manages and
distributes Windows patches to help keep servers and clients protected.


Effectively managing security and assets is critical for
IT organizations with limited resources,” said Frank Amato, director, Global
Sales and Marketing, IT Operations Software, Hitachi Data Systems.


Tackling the ability to manage change, control and
enforce policies and automate processes can be challenging in an ever changing
environment. The new features of IT Operations Director will help businesses
achieve new levels of control, protection and efficiency by allowing them to
better manage security through network access control and Windows update
control. They also save time and money using remote control to troubleshoot
computer issues,” Amato added.


Hitachi IT Operations Director systems management
software automates tasks related to the IT infrastructure lifecycle, making it
easier for organizations to flexibly and more effectively meet changes in their
business and application service requirements.


The addition of remote control saves organizations time
and money by enabling administrators to troubleshoot and remotely repair system
problems without requiring deskside visits.


Hitachi IT Operations Director can be integrated with
Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer for automatic asset discovery in the data
center. IT Operations Analyzer is a powerful, flexible tool for availability
and performance monitoring for the data center with proactive status reporting.


Hitachi Data Systems recently announced enhancements to its replication and data protection
software suite, Hitachi Dynamic Replicator (HDR).


The enhancements help large enterprises
meet recovery time and recovery point objectives remotely and locally for data
and applications, including Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and Oracle, in
physical and virtual environments.

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