NEC Delivers the Fifth Generation HYDRAstor® HS8-5000 Reinforcing Its Advanced Data Services (ADS) Portfolio as Storage Solution Innovator

The most scalable storage platform in the Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) market, HYDRAstor builds on unique Deduped Transfer capability with integrated software / hardware in 5.0 release

IRVING, Texas--()--NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading technology integrator of advanced IT, communications and networking solutions, today announced the fifth generation of its HYDRAstor storage platform. The new HYDRAstor HS8-5000 solution increases effective capacity 54% more than the previous version and also supports larger disk drives than the previous model, while maintaining fast data rebuild time through HYDRAstor Erasure Coding data resiliency technology.

HS8-5000 can ingest backup data up to >5PB/hr which is 27X higher than the next closest competitor in the Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) market. The new release includes a single node model (HS3-510), which mainly covers small-medium market and remote sites for DR. This release re-enforces HYDRAstor’s reputation for high-level performance with Deduped Transfer to reduce bandwidth requirements for general applications and data transfer to help facilitate remote backups, and automate and speed up full backups.

The fifth generation HYDRAstor HS8-5000 delivers:

  • Advanced erasure coding data protection technology scales to support bigger drives easier than RAID technology, a key technology advantage over competitive offerings
  • Newly defined software suite Advanced Data Services (ADS) for advanced integration with general applications
  • Up to >5PB/hr performance and up to > 11PB raw capacity
  • Global Name Space (GNS), global access to the same data through multiple front-end nodes (hybrid node), which delivers more flexibility and performance to geographically dispersed users

“This HYDRAstor release is much more than a hardware enhancement; it is a significant step forward to boost a level of integration with general applications is unmatched in the industry,” said Hide Senta, vp of strategic business. “Our Advanced Data Services will be a new framework to integrate applications with HYDRAstor. NEC will continue to extend the HYDRAstor solution to meet customers’ present and future requirements and maintain our leadership position in performance, efficiency and investment protection.”

HYDRAstor HS8-5000 and HS3-510 are available immediately. To learn more about NEC’s HYDRAstor solutions, visit

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NEC Corporation of America
Frank Puglia, 214-262-3767

Release Summary

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), today announced the fifth generation of its HYDRAstor storage platform.


NEC Corporation of America
Frank Puglia, 214-262-3767