Hitachi Data Systems Honours Canadian Hitachi TrueNorthTM Partners for FY2010 Successes

HighVail Systems, PureLogic IT Solutions, Scalar Decisions and TeraMach Technologies Take Top Awards from Hitachi TrueNorth Canada

TORONTO — July 28, 2011 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TYSE: 6501), today announced that Canadian Hitachi TrueNorth Partners, HighVail Systems, PureLogic IT Solutions, Scalar Decisions and TeraMach Technologies, have been recognized by Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Canada for their achievements in promoting and selling Hitachi Data Systems products and solutions in Fiscal Year 2010.

“What sets these partners apart is their tremendous support of Hitachi Data Systems integrated approach of one platform for all data, and the investments they have made in selling high value solutions that deliver superior ROI and maximize customers' existing IT infrastructure,” says Barry Morrison, regional vice president, Hitachi Data Systems Canada. “As we continue to invest in our partners, they will bring our unique value into an expanded customer base in new markets in Canada.”

HighVail Systems: The Toronto-based veteran solutions provider received the Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Program, Canada award for Top Modular Partner of the Year FY10. HighVail Systems has been an HDS partner for more than eight years and embraced tiered storage and virtualization from the very outset.HighVail Systems successfully promoted HDS benefits into the financial services and commercial sectors, leveraging its expertise and certifications as well as its multiple complementary partnerships, achieving consistent growth annually. Aligning directly with the HDS go-to-market strategy, HighVail Systems is focused on providing highly available and reliable solutions for standalone as well as public and private cloud infrastructures.

PureLogic IT Solutions: This Ottawa-based IT reseller received the Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Program, Canada award for Top Rookie of the Year for FY10. PureLogic concentrates its sales efforts on the data centre, providing the best technical solutions in server compute technology, multitiered data storage platforms, networking infrastructure and professional services. Leveraging software to enhance technology, PureLogic IT has quickly become an industry leader in the IT VAR sector. Since its start in 2008, PureLogic has grown into a multimillion dollar company with strong leadership and a focused team.

Scalar Decisions: An IT solutions integrator headquartered in Toronto with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and South Western Ontario,Scalar received two awards: Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Program, Canada Top Growth Partner of the Year for FY10 and Top New Named Accounts Partner of the Year for FY10. Scalar is a Canadian leader in designing, deploying and managing innovative solutions focused on data centre automation and cloud enablement. In 2010, HDS products and solutions delivered exceptional value to Scalar's customers and greatly contributed to its continued growth.

TeraMach Technologies: This Ottawa/Toronto based solution provider received the Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Program, Canada award for Top Revenue Partner of the Year for FY10 for wins at many federal departments and agencies, provincial and municipal governments.TeraMach consistently demonstrates its understanding of the value that HDS solutions bring to organizations and shares the goal of providing industry-leading storage solutions that deliver superior ROI and maximize customers’ existing infrastructure investments. Customers also benefit from TeraMach’s multimillion dollar interoperability solutions lab.

The awards were given out at Canada’s annual Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Summit, held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, June 21 and 22, 2011.

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 4,700 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 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 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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