Hitachi Data Systems Adds Powerful New Features to IT Operations Director

Integrated IT Lifecycle Solution now Includes Remote Control, Network Access Control and Windows Update Control

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — September 20, 2011 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), today announced enhancements to the new Hitachi IT Operations Director, the fully integrated IT lifecycle management software solution that simply and cost effectively administers security management, asset management and software distribution. New features include remote control, network access control and windows update control capabilities.

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 that 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 online and offline assets. It also enhances the security of the IT environment by minimizing the threat of information disclosure and proactively identifying risks. To further strengthen the IT Operations Director security feature set, the solution now includes network access control and Windows update control. Network access control allows an administrator to block and quarantine devices when necessary and also keeps unauthorized computers and those that do not meet security policies off the network. Windows update control efficiently manages and distributes Windows patches to help keep servers and clients protected.

“Effectively managing security and assets is critical for IT organizations with limited resources,” said Frank Amato, director, Global Sales and Marketing, IT Operations Software, Hitachi Data Systems. “Tackling the ability to manage change, control and enforce policies and automate processes can be challenging in an ever changing environment. The new features of IT Operations Director will help businesses achieve new levels of control, protection and efficiency by allowing them to better manage security through network access control and Windows update control. They also save time and money using remote control to troubleshoot computer issues.”

Hitachi IT Operations Director systems management software automates tasks related to the IT infrastructure lifecycle, making it easier for organizations to flexibly and more effectively meet changes in their business and application service requirements. The addition of remote control saves organizations time and money by enabling administrators to troubleshoot and remotely repair system problems without requiring deskside visits.

Hitachi IT Operations Director can be integrated with Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer for automatic asset discovery in the data center. IT Operations Analyzer is a powerful, flexible tool for availability and performance monitoring for the data center with 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 4,900 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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