Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has selected Ensim Corp. to support the company’s Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for VMware (VMW) vSphere converged infrastructure. In addition, Ensim will provide built-in support for vCenter and vCloud Director with Hitachi storage and application offerings for enterprise and service provider cloud deployments for what Hitachi is calling a “complete turnkey cloud solution.”

“Hitachi Data Systems is widely recognized as a leader in providing converged infrastructure deployments that enable enterprises and service providers to improve flexibility and operate more efficiently,” said David Wippich, CEO of Ensim, in a prepared statement. “We are pleased to apply Ensim’s turnkey capabilities to UCP to make the most flexible and robust platforms possible and allow users to quickly and easily capitalize on the benefits of the cloud.”

Ensim’s offerings will be pre-bundled with UCP to enable ordering, configuration, automated deployment, self-service and charge-back to give users the ability to pick which services it wants to incorporate. The technology will be available for public, private and hybrid cloud environments, according to the company.

“A combination of increasing data center complexity and massive data growth is leading companies to seek new ways to deliver IT services in an on-demand, rapid, flexible and scalable way,” said Miki Sandorfi, vice president of Hitachi Data Systems. “As a result, enterprises and service providers are looking for more agile service models such as private cloud. We are excited to partner with Ensim to provide our customers with a turnkey solution that will support the full spectrum of cloud service needs and allow them to fully leverage all the capabilities that Hitachi Data Systems has to offer.”

Hitachi's UCP Pro for VMware vSphere centralizes and automates the management to servers, storage and networking components. Companies utilizing the included UCP Director software can reduce time-to-value and operational costs for their applications, as well as automating end-to-end infrastructure inventory as part of vSphere and vCenter, according to the company.

The Ensim Automation Suite (EAS) further enhances UCP by enabling self-service for IT consumers, according to the press release. Both companies noted the collaboration also will allow HDS customers to leverage EAS capabilities as general-purpose service catalogs for product ordering.