Hitachi Data Systems Selected as Winner In 2014-15 Cloud Awards Program

Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere Wins "Best Mobile Cloud Solution"

Santa Clara, CA – 27 January 2015 – Hitachi Data Systems has been named a winner in the 2014-2015 Cloud Awards Program for the Best in Mobile Cloud Solution category. HDS was nominated for its Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Anywhere offering.

Built end-to-end by Hitachi Data Systems, HCP Anywhere is the most secure, simple and smart sync-and-share collaboration solution on the market. HCP Anywhere is a powerful enterprise mobility application and the only truly private sync and share solution on the market. It maintains all aspects of data sharing, content security, and workflow in a fully on-premise, IT-controlled environment. It supports Bring Your Own Device initiatives and it improves better collaboration among users, and increases productivity. End users simply save a file to their HCP Anywhere folder and it automatically synchronizes to all of their registered devices, becoming available via popular Web browsers.

First introduced to the market in 2013, HCP Anywhere uses the Hitachi Content Platform as its core storage repository. This enables organizations to deliver IT-sanctioned, secure and cost-effective file sync and share tools to their employees and eliminate the risks associated with using consumer solutions for corporate data. The solution is available globally.

"To be shortlisted this year was an incredible honor against such a roll-call of excellent products," said Tanya Loughlin, director, content and mobility, Hitachi Data Systems. "For Hitachi Data Systems to come away as a winner in this category is truly special. This accolade certainly supports the overwhelmingly positive reception HCP Anywhere has received from customers all over the world."

"Putting together the shortlist this year was a real head-scratcher. We know recognition in these awards can make a big difference to any organization so there's a huge weight of responsibility on the judges," said Cloud Awards organizer, Larry Johnson. "Reaching just the shortlist stage is an incredible achievement, but Hitachi Data Systems has shown it's got what it takes in this incredibly competitive cloud ecosystem."

This awards comes on the heels of recently announced innovations in the Hitachi Content Platform portfolio. The enhanced Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio is the most integrated and secure hybrid cloud solution for mobilizing businesses while protecting existing IT investments.

About the Cloud Awards
The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2015 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit http://www.cloud-awards.com/.

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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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