Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure, data management and analytics, and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., announced the opening of the Hitachi Application Reliability Center (HARC) in Dallas, Texas. Hitachi Vantara's first physical cloud and engineering center of excellence in North America is designed to help clients modernize their IT operations with an agile, engineering-led approach. The global HARC program is expected to add more than 600 jobs worldwide, including 120 to Dallas by 2025.
Enterprises are racing to the cloud, but amid rising costs and the complexity of managing private, on-prem and public clouds, 77% of recent survey respondents said their organization needs to improve cloud management. HARC helps clients migrate, modernize and manage their workloads across the globe and across any cloud platform including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. The strategy underpinning HARC is to bring together engineering expertise, repeatable frameworks for DevOps and site-reliability engineering (SRE) and intellectual property around automation and AIOps.
HARC services go beyond managing an application to help create an integrated software engineering organization that optimizes the design and running of applications across the lifecycle. By collapsing traditional silos between engineering and operations, applications and workloads are engineered at the development phase to run on the cloud. A continuous feedback loop between product engineering, DevOps and ITOps ensures workloads are optimized for the cloud. The result is HARC reduces total cost of operations by 35% and removes unnecessary risks and complexity, while delivering always-on cloud workloads.
Hitachi Vantara has a robust customer base among Texas' financial institutions, technology suppliers, automotive manufacturers and telecom companies and will be working with these companies to manage their successful transition to become data-driven enterprises through effective hybrid and multicloud strategies. The Dallas HARC site is the second physical center of excellence globally.