Hitachi Data Systems Recognized as Diamond Level Partner in Oracle Partner Network

HDS Demonstrates Data Center and IT Expertise to Oracle Customers Worldwide

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Oct. 1, 2012 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501),today announced it has been named a Diamond level partner, the highest ranking available in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized program. For well over two decades, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has been delivering mission-critical data center solutions for Oracle environments, providing customers with high-performance, scalable and reliable infrastructure platforms. Many of these solutions will be showcased in Booth #2201 at Oracle OpenWorld at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, 2012.

“We are deeplycommittedto enabling our customers to run mission-critical applications, consolidate Oracle environments and protect their data, all while improving operational efficiencies in the data center by leveraging HDS and Oracle technologies and tools,” said Mike Walkey, senior vice president, Global Partners and Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems. “HDS has over two decades of experience delivering highly reliable solutions for Oracle Applications, and we look forward to continuing to work with Oracle to address the storage and application needs of our shared enterprise customers.”

“Oracle and HDS have a long history of collaboration to solve our joint customers’ technology needs,” said Michelle Montalvo Hallett, Oracle Vice President, Global System Integrator Alliances. “By achieving Diamond level status, Hitachi Data Systems has reconfirmed its ability to deliver customer value and expertise across Oracle’s extensive product portfolio.”

HDS and Oracle Partner Alliance

HDS and Oracle have a collaborative alliance that leverages the companies’ combined leadership in enterprise-class storage solutions and Internet-enabled databases and applications. This partnership covers a full spectrum of cooperative technology, service and support, and marketing and sales efforts.

HDS provides storage solutions that offer maximum availability, performance and scalability for mission-critical Oracle databases and applications, including:

  • Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM): the industry’s first unified storage product that provides enterprise-class virtualization for all data types (block, file and object). Designed specifically for small and medium enterprises, HUS VM simplifies operations and enables more efficient storage management across all virtualized storage assets, including multivendor storage. HUS VM enables Oracle deployments and application services delivery on a highly resilient, scalable and high-performing platform, and features administrative tools and support to quickly deploy, monitor, and manage Oracle environments.
  • Hitachi Converged Platform for Oracle Database: eliminates lengthy systems integration effort for servers, storage and networking with management software through configured, ready-to-deploy Oracle Database platforms on which to quickly enable application services.
  • HDS Software and Administrative Tools for Oracle: HDS offers a breadth of tools to manage, monitor and protect data for Oracle environments. These tools are tightly integrated into Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Recovery Manager as well as the entire HDS portfolio for storage products and Oracle converged platform, including Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, Hitachi Unified Storage and Hitachi Converged Platform for Oracle Database. In addition, Storage Evaluator for Database tool from Hitachi Data Systems is a tool for database performance analysis and sizing.

HDS Optimized Solutions for Oracle Environments at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Oracle OpenWorld 2012 attendees can experience Hitachi and Oracle solutions in action in Booth #2201 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. HDS will share the booth with Hitachi Consulting, and experts from both companies will demonstrate how customers can address multiple, distinct Oracle landscapes with tightly integrated and virtualized storage and compute solutions to drive down costs and optimize performance. Technologies to be demonstrated in the booth include Hitachi Converged Platform for Oracle Database, integration of HDS storage and Oracle Database, and HDS tools and analytics for Oracle.

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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 5,800 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. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development 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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