Managing two concurrent approaches to IT delivery – one focused on traditional platforms and another supporting cloud-based applications: Some say this dual approach is operationally untenable. Others say it’s unavoidable. VMware and Hitachi Data Systems understand the current business climate that is pushing enterprises to embrace organization-wide transformation of IT services to cloud agility without turning their backs on prior investments in dedicated legacy IT platforms. Together, VMware and HDS are helping enterprises thrive while supporting both.


This white paper explores the use cases for a bimodal approach to IT services delivery and enumerates the crucial characteristics of a data center architecture that can concurrently deliver cloud agility and traditional stability. The white paper also discusses the advantages of integrated IT infrastructure systems and spotlights what enterprises should look for in an IT infrastructure solutions provider.