Thursday, January 5, 2012

HDS Hitachi Content Platform HCP

Back in 2007, HDS purchased a small software company named Archivas. Archivas was formed by some ex-EMC folks. They set out to create a product that was better than EMC's Centerra archive platform. The product became known as the HDS HCAP platform after the HDS acquisition. It was specifically designed to be an archive platform for fixed content. It answered the need to comply with recent regulations requiring certain industries to retain immutable copies of their data. The HCAP platform provided client access via standard network attached file system APIs such as CIFS and NFS.