Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer Now Certified by Dell

Companies Sign Software Agreement for Efficient and Cost-effective Monitoring of Dell Servers and Storage Products through a Single, Easy to Use Interface

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — September 27, 2011 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT/ TSE: 6501), today announced that Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer software, including plug-ins customized for monitoring Dell™ products, is now certified by the Dell Technology Partner Program. Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer is fully integrated with Dell PowerEdge servers via an OMSA plug-in, which allows customers to monitor and report on specific metrics related to the server, including the power supply, battery, temperature, fan, storage controller, and the embedded system management log. Analyzer is also integrated via a custom plug-in to Dell EqualLogic storage products, reporting on array components, capacity, performance and other key areas.

“We are excited to be certified in this important program, which is designed to help customers transform the way they deploy, utilize and experience IT,” said Franco Amato, director, Global Sales and Marketing, Hitachi IT Operations Software, Hitachi Data Systems. “Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer is a strong addition to the ISV portfolio for Dell, providing broad visibility to the entire IT infrastructure.”

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer is a powerful, flexible tool for availability and performance monitoring, and proactive status reporting, and it provides a single eye to the IT infrastructure. IT Operations Analyzer enables Dell customers to efficiently and cost-effectively monitor their Dell servers and storage products through a single, easy to use interface. Analyzer features automated root cause analysis, simplified network path view, agentless architecture, an award-winning unified, intuitive web-based interface, and proactive alerting.

As part of today’s announcement, Dell will also sell Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer network monitoring software to its North American customers through its direct and channel sales.

Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer software won the prestigious 2010 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) Silver Award in the Interactive Product Experiences category under the Business, Communications and Productivity division.

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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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