Hitachi Data Systems Offers a Powerful All-in-one Solution Focused on Key IT Lifecycle Management Functions

Hitachi IT Operations Director Combines Security Management, Asset Management and Software Distribution to Help Manage IT Environments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — April 6, 2011 — Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today announced Hitachi IT Operations Director, an all-in-one, fully integrated IT lifecycle management software solution that simply and cost effectively administers security management, asset management and software distribution. Hitachi IT Operations Director systems management software automates tasks related to the IT infrastructure lifecycle, making it easier for customers to flexibly and more effectively meet changes in their business and application service requirements.

“Today, businesses realize that asset management, security compliance and automated software deployment are critical for success,” said Tetsuya Masuishi, senior vice president, IT Operations Software, Hitachi Data Systems. “IT Operations Director delivers the added protection, control and efficiency all businesses need to effectively manage the IT environment.”

Ranked among the top ten software vendors in the world, Hitachi extends its technology leadership with Hitachi IT Operations Director by providing customers with complete management capabilities that enhance business effectiveness through efficient software deployment and increased security. The software solution delivers the information and control businesses need to effectively manage assets and remain compliant, keep computers and confidential information secure and efficiently manage time while making the best use of limited IT resources. IT Operations Director can dramatically increase asset management efficiency by tracking and reporting detailed information about both online and offline assets. It also enhances the security of the IT environment by minimizing the threat of information disclosure and proactively identifying risks.

“The release of Hitachi IT Operations Director is well timed as ESG research indicates that for 2011, significant investments will be made for both security and IT asset management solutions,” stated Bob Laliberte, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “As environments grow more complex and abstracted, automated solutions like Hitachi IT Operations Director will be required to minimize time consuming manual processes and enable future growth.”

Hitachi IT Operations Director can be integrated with Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer for automatic discovery of assets in the data center. IT Operations Analyzer is a powerful, flexible tool for availability and performance monitoring, and proactive status reporting.

Hitachi IT Operations Director is now available and can be downloaded for a 30-day free trial.

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision that IT must be virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable, Hitachi Data Systems offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility. With more than 4,500 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems products, services and solutions are trusted by the world’s leading enterprises, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes that data drives our world – and information is the new currency. To learn more, visit: http://www.hds.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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