The Evaluator Group found that Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Pro* for VMware vSphere* is an easy solution for IT organizations needing to rapidly deploy and manage a VMware vSphere* infrastructure or deploy a private cloud. The unified management with the tight integration of the UCP Director within VMware vCenter* gives the administrator an end‐to‐end view from vCenter to orchestrate, ...monitor, and troubleshoot their infrastructure to meet and keep SLAs. This converged solution can maximize the use of an administrator’s time and shows a high degree of flexibility in deploying and managing the environment. VMware vSphere* is pre‐installed, pre‐integrated, pre‐configured, and pre‐tested specifically including customer requirements before delivery. With the combination of Intel® Xeon® processor-based HDS servers, HDS storage, built‐in networking and VMware vSphere*, UCP Pro for VMware vSphere* can reduce the initial investment (CAPEX) required to procure, integrate, and implement an infrastructure solution for virtualized environments. UCP Pro also reduces ongoing operational cost (OPEX) through a simplified management process and automation of tasks that might otherwise require the involvement of multiple departments and many manual steps.