Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) is a distributed object storage system designed to support large, growing repositories of fixed-content data.
An HCP system consists of both hardware (physical or virtual) and software. HCP stores objects that include data and metadata that describes this data. It distributes these objects across its entire storage space. HCP represents objects either as URLs or as files in a standard file system.
An HCP repository is partitioned into namespaces. Each namespace consists of a distinct logical grouping of objects with its own directory structure. Namespaces are owned and managed by tenants. Namespaces provide segregation of data and tenants provide segregation of management.
HCP provides access to objects through a variety of industry-standard protocols, as well as through various HCP-specific interfaces.