SANTA CLARA, Calif.—November 29, 2005—
WHO: Jack Domme, senior vice president of global solutions strategy & development (GSSD) at Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions™ solutions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT).
WHAT: Mr. Domme will discuss how the future of storage lies in intelligent Virtual Controllers, which effectively serve as the brain of the storage environment and therefore will drive the growth of market demand and pricing—while the body parts that have no intelligence and cannot operate on their own become further commoditized. Mr. Domme will elaborate how the business value has migrated to intelligent Virtual Controllers, leaving other vendors to compete in disk-based price wars.
VENUE: Credit Suisse First Boston Annual Technology Conference
WHEN: Friday, December 2, 2005, 10:00 AM Pacific
WHERE: The Phoenician Resort
6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85251
(Advance registration with CSFB is required)
WHY: While competitors continue to focus on building monolithic, 22-foot long, 10-ton disk arrays still based on 20th century designs—forcing customers to buy more storage capacity while the management of the storage infrastructure is left unaddressed—Mr. Domme will outline how Hitachi Data Systems has changed the playing field with its revolutionary large-scale, controller-based virtualization technologies. The Hitachi Data Systems approach, introduced with the TagmaStore™ Universal Storage Platform one year ago and now available in the Network Storage Controller for midsized enterprises, separates the commodity media (disks) from the innovation (intelligent control unit) required to provide storage, data and content services, delivers total flexibility for IT buyers to match application requirements to storage attributes. Mr. Domme will discuss the business benefits end users are realizing from Hitachi's approach to storage virtualization, and the ramifications this disruptive technology is imparting on competitors and the industry.
Hitachi Data Systems leverages global R&D resources to develop storage solutions built on industry-leading technology with the performance, availability and scalability to maximize customers' ROI and minimize their risk. By focusing on the customer's perspective as we apply the best hardware, software, and services from Hitachi and our partners, we uniquely satisfy our customers' business needs.
With approximately 2,900 employees, Hitachi Data Systems conducts business through direct and indirect channels in the public, government and private sectors in over 170 countries and regions. Its customers include more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.hds.com.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 347,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2004 (ended March 31, 2005) consolidated sales totaled 9,027.0 billion yen ($84.4 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's Website at http://www.hitachi.com.
Hitachi Data Systems
Mary Ann Gallo
Blanc & Otus Public Relations
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