Hitachi Data Systems To Provide ‘Hitachi Cloud – Compute As A Service’ Inside Equinix Data Centers

Companies Can Build Private Clouds with Guaranteed Service Levels and Security by Leveraging Hitachi Data Systems Managed Private Cloud within Equinix

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – October 27, 2014 – Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced an agreement with Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, to provide enterprises with a Hitachi Cloud - Compute as a Service solution that delivers managed private cloud services inside Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers.

Many enterprise CIOs are faced with the need to shift to public clouds for better agility and economics but struggle to ensure mission-critical applications achieve the secure and stringent service level requirements of the business. Working with HDS, enterprises are able to combine the platforms, software and managed solutions required to create a private cloud infrastructure that is scalable, cost effective and high performance to meet the demands of today’s business environment. The fully managed, secure, on-premise cloud solution also shifts the investment from up-front costs associated with traditional technology deployments to outcome-based, pay-as-you-go pricing.

"Equinix was a logical partner to extend customer value for our Hitachi Cloud - Compute as a Service offering,” said Emmanuel Goutallier, vice president and general manager, managed cloud solutions, Hitachi Data Systems. "Together with Equinix, we achieve a true hybrid cloud solution that provides end-to-end elastic solutions that leverage the best of both private and public cloud. With data centers throughout the globe, Equinix was a great fit for our global customers who were interested in the flexibility, agility and economic advantage provided by our managed cloud solution.”

By partnering with Equinix, HDS offers fully managed, enterprise-grade services for private cloud solutions from a global footprint of Equinix IBX data centers in 32 markets around the globe. The variety of interconnection solutions for cloud and network service providers available inside Equinix, including the Equinix Cloud Exchange, gives HDS customers the ability to achieve sophisticated hybrid cloud solutions.

"To achieve optimal performance and cost benefits in the cloud, enterprises are actively consolidating IT assets, positioning systems within strategically located data centers and ensuring access to multiple cloud providers,” said Jim Poole, vice president, global service provider, Equinix. "This partnership with HDS helps companies achieve cloud success by offering fully managed enterprise platforms that are delivered within secure, highly available IBX data centers around the world.”

Highlights and Key Facts

  • Enterprise customers can purchase from HDS a fully managed, enterprise SLA-backed service for private cloud, including the Equinix data center network services.
  • Enterprise customers can mitigate the potential risks of moving to the cloud by testing their solutions in Equinix Solution Validation Centers around the globe. These centers allow companies to measure the performance of complex data center deployments before committing to full-scale production.
  • HDS will deploy assets within any of the more than 100 Equinix global data centers to provide fully managed, best-of-breed services aimed at the most demanding enterprise deployments as part of the Hitachi Cloud – Compute as a Service offering.
  • Equinix Cloud Exchange is available separately to provide customers with direct access to multiple cloud and network providers.

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., 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 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 http://www.HDS.com/.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 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 materials & components, automotive systems, health care and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.


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