Hitachi Data Systems Launches New Converged Infrastructure Platforms for SAP HANA® Environments

New Additions to Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Family Reduce Costs and Allow Users to Break Down Data Silos Through Dynamic Tiering and Big Data Analytics

ORLANDO, Fla. — May 17, 2016 — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), an SAP partner, today announced a series of new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) solutions for SAP HANA® environments based on the latest Intel XEON E5 and E7 processors, including the UCP 1000 for SAP HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP® S/4HANA, UCP 6000 for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering, and new analytics capabilities for UCP 6000 for SAP HANA. These new systems and enhancements provide optimized converged infrastructure platforms that allow customers to run multiple applications on a single platform, which reduces cost, complexity and data center footprint. HDS will showcase its new solutions at SAPPHIRE® NOW and ASUG Annual Conference being held May 17-19 in Orlando, Florida, in Booth 119.

The low-cost Hitachi UCP 1000 for SAP HANA is ideal for test and development and for small and medium-size enterprise environments, while the UCP 6000 systems help meet the needs of the most demanding data center applications. UCP 6000 for SAP HANA Dynamic Tiering reduces data storage cost by placing active data in memory and placing less frequently accessed data in lower-cost storage. The analytics with UCP 6000 for SAP HANA enable users to consolidate data from multiple application sources, allowing users to quickly turn data into business insights.

As the journey to digital transformation puts data at the center of business strategy, converged infrastructures become a more critical element of corporate success. HDS continues significant investment in its converged infrastructure portfolio to enable customers to monetize data and get the most from their technology investments. Today, HDS also announced that its UCP 6000 system has been added to SAP Co-Innovation Lab to develop, test and demonstrate the reference architecture. This project is true to the vision of the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, which is to enable SAP and its partners to produce innovative solutions with reduced risk while accelerating time to market. Determining the optimal UCP 6000 configuration and reference architecture for running SAP HANA dynamic tiering can help meet today’s needs as well as ensure the openness and extensibility needed to integrate future innovations.

“Our strategic relationship with SAP is helping customers accelerate their journey through digital transformation as well as modern consumption, application development and IT delivery models. Our collaboration around innovation for tomorrow and our combined skills, capabilities and solutions, like our new Hitachi UCP Solutions for SAP HANA, can help customers harness the power of their data and address growing market requirements around cloud, analytics, and the Internet of Things,” said Jim Beckman, vice president of global alliances, Hitachi Data Systems.

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and social innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value – what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world’s data. Only Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at https://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 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the social innovation business, which includes power and infrastructure systems, information and telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials and components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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Kevin Komiega
Hitachi Data Systems
978-834-6898
Kevin.Komiega@hds.com