Hitachi completes compatibility test for IBM mainframes

HDS completes compatibility and interoperability testing for the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class server.

Hitachi Data Systems has announced the successful completion of compatibility and interoperability testing for the IBM System z10 Enterprise Class server, the IBM next-generation mainframe which IBM announced earlier this year.

Product interoperability testing included the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V and the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform VM. The successful interoperability tests demonstrate how the combination of Hitachi's enterprise-class storage systems with IBM's next-generation mainframe can deliver the performance, reliability and availability for the most demanding applications. In addition, the testing completion results in a greater degree of compatibility and interoperability and makes it easier for customers to install both Hitachi Data Systems and IBM products in their environments.

"Mainframe remains the mission-critical environment for many businesses today and because of this, the mainframe systems must meet the satisfaction of high reliability and availability," said John Mansfield, senior vice president, Global Solutions Strategy and Development, Hitachi Data Systems.

The successful testing was conducted for Hitachi's support of Enterprise System Connection (ESCON), Fiber Connection (FICON) and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) connectivity for select configurations of IBM System z10 Enterprise Class (z10 EC), z9 Enterprise Class (z9 EC), zSeries 800, 900 and 990 systems running operating systems including z/OS 1.9, z/VM 5.3, z/VSE4.1 and Linux on System z Novell SUSE SLES 9 and SLES 10.

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