Revara Named Partner of the Year at Inaugural Hitachi Data Systems ANZ Partner Awards

Sydney — October 30, 2014 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today named Revera, a New Zealand supplier of utility computing infrastructure, as Partner of the Year in its inaugural Partner Awards. The Awards coincide with the Hitachi Data Systems annual partner conference, held at The Sheraton, Noosa, and attended by representatives from across the channel community.

The Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Partner Awards recognise the company’s top performing partners over the past year, partners who demonstrated significant revenue growth and a commitment to delivering innovative storage solutions in collaboration with HDS. The 4 category winners highlight the breadth of the HDS partner community and are:

  • Partner of the Year: Revera
  • New Partner of the Year: R1i
  • Solution Partner of the Year: Perfekt
  • Regional Partner of the Year: Surebridge

 

“We are delighted to recognise the exceptional work of these partners over the past 12 months,” said Neil Evans, vice president and country manager, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. “As data management becomes increasingly complex, partnerships between vendors and resellers must be as effective as possible to deliver true value for the end user. HDS recognises the power of the channel community as we continue to innovate to solve our customers’ business challenges and look forward to expanding our awards program in years to come.”

“Following last year’s partner conference, HDS reinvigorated its commitment to growing its relationships with the channel in Australia and New Zealand, which included the building on our Partner Awards program. In this time, we have seen growth of about 30 per cent,” said Phillip Teague, director, industry and alliance solutions in Australia and New Zealand. “We would like to congratulate this year’s recipients and thank them for their ongoing dedication to delivering innovative and competitive infrastructure and services that empower businesses to make better use of their data.”

The HDS Partner Awards winners are part of the Hitachi TrueNorth Partner Program, which was designed to help partners integrate infrastructure, content and information with vertical industry applications to turn customer data into valuable business knowledge. It supports them to grow their business, market reach and profitability through a number of training programs and tools.

As a further commitment to partners, Hitachi Data Systems recently launched the Hitachi Cloud Services Connection program (HCSC). A new partner ecosystem delivered in partnership with Avnet Technology Solutions, it enables a growing number of resellers and systems integrators to capitalise on the opportunity of cloud computing without the need for capital investment. Built on the proven Hitachi cloud solutions and managed by Hitachi Data Systems, HCSC is a white-labelled cloud service that is hosted in Australia and lets partners re-brand and resell cloud services as standalone offerings or integrate them with professional and/or managed services. A number of partners have joined the ecosystem, including Perfekt, Availability Solutions and Gammer Group.

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 6,300 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 http://www.hds.com/anz/.

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, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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