Hong Kong Broadband Network - Hitachi Data Systems

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Hong Kong Broadband Network Hong Kong Broadband Network speeds up rollout of key business initiatives with converged infrastructure and cloud services from Hitachi Data Systems.

“ By leveraging Hitachi Unified Compute Platform, we seamlessly integrated our virtual and physical infrastructure, allowing us to centrally provision, monitor and manage servers, storage, networking components and virtual machines. We can now cater to an ever-increasing demand on computing and storage resources in a timely manner.” Eric Ho, Chief Information Officer and Co-Owner, Hong Kong Broadband Network


Infrastructure upgrades and maintenance

Difficulty rolling out new services and projects quickly

Lack of standardization across server environment

Lengthy collaboration requirements for server implementation

Concerns about migrating existing mission-critical services



Heterogeneous servers, vendors, hardware and operating systems

Disparate legacy systems incompatible with newer technologies

Costs of managing complex, inefficient IT infrastructure



HDS delivered 99.999% service level agreement and 90-day implementation and migration Requirements

Simplified management of both physical and virtual resources

Ability to migrate 60 systems to the new platform within a week

Faster deployment of applications to customers - faster than competitors

New infrastructure gives HKBN seamless, flexible access to cloud support

Administrators can now manage 3x the number of servers as before Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP)

Before 30-50 each

After 100-150 each

UCP automation significantly shortens system provisioning

UCP for VMware vSphere hosts HKBN’s internal CRM system with 1,500 internal users


Substantial reduction in number of racks (10 to 2) and physical servers

40% savings in related electricity costs

Less maintenance means that HKBN can redistribute IT resources to support other priorities and future IT projects Actionable Actionable Priorities

Actionable Actionable IT Projects

Unified Compute Platform Director software orchestrates, monitors and troubleshoots physical and virtual infrastructure within VMware vCenter



Hitachi Unified Compute Platform for VMware vSphere Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Director Cloud Migration and Implementation Services provided by Hitachi Data Systems Global Services Solutions

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