China’s high use of mobile systems puts a huge stress on online systems. China Railroads is the largest rail system in the world and it’s rapidly extending its rail systems to connect more citizens from north to south and east to west. During the Spring Festival rush, also known as Chunyun, which starts with Chinese New Year, China Railroads supports the largest human migration in the world, as millions of people travel back to their hometowns. In 2016, there was an estimate of 2.9 billion passenger journeys during Chunyun. Hitachi helped to transform the passenger reservation system with the high-performance, Active/Active G1000 storage system. In 2014 when we first installed the G1000s, China Railroads sold a peak of 9.6 million tickets in one day with 5.6 million happening online. Its website also saw a record high of 29.7 billion page views!
In many ways, digital transformation in China is ahead of the western world, especially in mobile and social. While today’s traditional businesses may be lagging in cloud and analytics, we expect that with the help of technology companies like Hitachi and competition from the unicorns, businesses will be quicker to adopt digital transformation in order to keep up with the exploding digital demands of new consumers.
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About Hu Yoshida
Hu Yoshida is responsible for defining the technical direction of Hitachi Data Systems. Currently, he leads the company's effort to help customers address data life cycle requirements and resolve compliance, governance and operational risk issues. He was instrumental in evangelizing the unique Hitachi approach to storage virtualization, which leveraged existing storage services within Hitachi Universal Storage Platform® and extended it to externally-attached, heterogeneous storage systems.
Yoshida is well-known within the storage industry, and his blog has ranked among the "top 10 most influential" within the storage industry as evaluated by Network World. In October of 2006, Byte and Switch named him one of Storage Networking’s Heaviest Hitters and in 2013 he was named one of the "Ten Most Impactful Tech Leaders" by Information Week.