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Hitachi Vantara and Turk Telekom partnership boosts digital transformation
Wed, 29th Nov 2023

Hitachi Vantara has partnered with Turkish information and communication technology firm, Turk Telekom, to bolster its digital transformation journey through the implementation of Hitachi's Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) solutions.

This strategic deployment significantly contributes to sustainability by reducing energy costs by a remarkable 60%. It effectively diminishes Turk Telekom's environmental footprint by cutting down their total infrastructure footprint from encompassing 23 cabinets to merely nine, all the while slashing power and cooling requisites.

Furthermore, the Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) solutions from Hitachi have empowered Turk Telekom to realise a phenomenal five-fold improvement in application response times. This enhancement is consequential for improving customer experiences in today's fast-evolving digital industry.

But beyond ecological sustainability, the initiative serves an economic purpose as well. There's been a 30% reduction in total cost of ownership. This integrally demonstrates that striking a balance between environmental responsibility and financial sensibility is indeed achievable.

At the core of this transition lies the switchover to Hitachi's VSP 5000 Series arrays. This decisive move marks Turk Telekom's shift from a hybrid disk-based infrastructure to far advanced non-volatile memory express (NVMe) storage, enabling considerable consolidation of data centre space and cooling requirements.

“Our main goal is to provide systems that will improve the daily lives of our customers", expressed Mehmet Fatih Bekin, Data Centre and Cloud Services Director at Turk Telekom. He added, "The energy efficiency of our new VSP arrays is not just better for the environment, it also reduces our operational expenditure."

Bharti Patel, Senior Vice President of product Engineering at Hitachi Vantara, stated, "We know that eco-friendly infrastructure not only helps businesses reduce emissions and carbon footprints, but it can also reduce space requirements and lower costs."

Ultimately, the trend towards eco-friendly infrastructure is becoming increasingly prevalent for businesses globally. However, this story, in particular, underscores Turk Telekom's fortitude to leverage the most modern technologies for superior customer experiences, in line with Hitachi Vantara's mission to create environment-friendly, efficient data solutions.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Hitachi Vantara provides the data foundation for global businesses. Through data storage, infrastructure systems, cloud management and digital expertise, the company helps customers build the foundation for sustainable business growth.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, with a focus on creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. The company works to solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products.

Hitachi operates under the business structure of Digital Systems & Services - supporting our customers digital transformation; Green Energy & Mobility - contributing to a decarbonised society through energy and railway systems, and Connective Industries - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries.