Hitachi Data Systems Helps Organizations Worldwide Accelerate Access to Information and Cost Savings With Hitachi Virtualized Tiered Storage Solutions

Customers Report Increased Performance, Simplified Management and Reduced Costs as Key Factors in Selecting Hitachi Over Alternatives

SANTA CLARA, Calif.— August 21, 2013 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced continued worldwide customer momentum across several industries with Hitachi virtualized tiered storage solutions. Customers report greater efficiencies throughout their data centers by using industry-leading HDS storage virtualization offerings. These customers include 2013 IDG Computerworld Honors Program Laureate award winners HBF (Australia) and Institute of Information Science (Slovenia), as well as Die Mobiliar (Switzerland), Infosys (India), and Revenu Quebec (Canada).

Today’s rapid information growth combined with shrinking IT budgets requires organizations to make information both available and secure, but with fewer resources and without sacrificing performance or capacity efficiency. With Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) and Hitachi Command Suite management software, HDS customers benefit from increased performance, flexibility and simplified management to address complex data center environments – all while reducing power consumption and total cost of ownership (TCO).

“Organizations are seeing immediate performance and cost reduction advantages in storage virtualization technologies. They are also noticing the long-term benefits of more manageable and scalable solutions”, said Bob Madaio, senior director, infrastructure platforms marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. “We find increasingly that customers across all industries want to move their private cloud initiatives forward by virtualizing compute and storage resources. Their goal is to become as agile as possible and to innovate with their information. Unique, built-in and trusted storage virtualization capabilities in Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform help customers reclaim storage capacity, automate storage tiering, and reduce disk drive costs by as much as 70%.”

Supporting Quotes by Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) Customers

  • Die Mobiliar, Switzerland insurance company: “The scalability and performance of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform fully lives up to our expectations and still helps to save energy costs. In addition to this, manageability has improved and new storage concepts have been released, resulting in TCO savings of 25%.” – Renato Grendelmeier, head of storage, Schweizerische Mobiliar, Versicherungsgesellschaft
  • HBF, Western Australia private health insurer: “We needed a mechanism that allowed us to be more efficient when provisioning storage and to consolidate our existing storage assets. We now have a storage environment that is more than 50% virtualized, and with the vast scalability of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform we can quickly meet project requirements, no matter how big or small.” – Dragan Malesic, manager of Infrastructure
  • Infosys, global business consulting and technology solutions: “Hitachi Data Systems products combine best-in-class architecture, reliability, and excellent technical support. Its products have helped us attain 100% availability on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform. Hitachi NAS Platform has helped us consolidate our file serving environment with zero data loss across the data center, and the integration with Hitachi Content Platform has allowed us to reduce the backup window.” – Jitendra Sangharajka, associate vice president and head, enterprise platform management, information systems.
  • IZUM, Republic of Slovenia public, not-for-profit organization library information services provider: “Slovenia’s libraries and their users depend on IZUM for critical services and applications. Hitachi Data Systems lets us give all of our users constant access to the database, 24 hours a day, without failures.” – Domen Setar, systems administrator, OpenVMS server and SAN environments
  • Revenu Quebec, Canada tax collections: “We wanted to have integrated control of our virtual storage environment, without increasing the number of employees managing our data and maintaining the architecture. Hitachi Data Systems understood our needs very well and its solution has proved to be very high quality. Hitachi Data Systems recommended consolidating the management of data rather than devices. While our storage capacity was increased by a factor of 12, the same 2-person team still manages it.” – Alain Brochu, IT director

About Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform

As the only 3-D scaling storage platform designed for all data types, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform has the only enterprise storage architecture that flexibly adapts for performance, capacity and multivendor storage. Combined with Hitachi Command Suite management software, it is already transforming data centers across the globe by making it easy and effective for companies to manage data while reducing storage costs.

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business impact. With approximately 6,000 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit us at www.HDS.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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