Hitachi Data Systems Announces Winners of 2016 ANZ Partner Awards

Perfekt, SureBridge IT, Revera, CSC Australia and Market Creations Recognised for Their Contributions in Australia and New Zealand

Brisbane — November 24, 2016 – Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today recognised Perfekt, SureBridge IT, Revera, CSC Australia and Market Creations as the winners of its 2016 HDS Australia and Zealand (ANZ) Partner Awards at its 2016 HDS ANZ Partner Summit held on Hamilton Island.

Nathan McGregor vice president and general manager, Hitachi Data Systems Australia and New Zeland said: "Today, organisations across ANZ are embracing digital transformation. Because every client and every transformation is different, organisations want trusted partners and experts, like Perfekt, SureBridge IT, Revera, CSC Australia and Market Creations, who can ease enterprise cloud deployment, deliver cost-effective as-a-service offerings, and support corporate mobility initiatives. Congratulations to all on this recognition."

"With go-to-market knowledge, specialized services, and vertical expertise, our partners are more important than ever in delivering greater value to clients as they transform in this digital economy," added Phil Teague, industry and alliances solutions director, HDS Australia and New Zealand. "We continue to focus on expanding our ANZ partner ecosystem with the market leaders, like Perfekt, SureBridge IT, Revera, CSC Australia, and Market Creations, who can truly help customers transform and realise the power of their data."

Partner of the Year: Perfekt Pty Ltd
A long-time partner, Perfekt Pty Ltd, a wholly owned Australian IT company, was lauded by HDS for its ability to develop deeper engagement in existing accounts and impressive track record of joint customer acquisition in a number of verticals, including state and local government, finance, health, distribution, education, utilities and gaming. Perfekt was recently promoted to Hitachi TrueNorth Platinum Partner status in recognition of the company's significant revenue contribution in 2016.

Regional Partner of the Year: SureBridge IT
A Brisbane-based provider of managed IT, cloud and consulting services, SureBridge IT was recognized as Regional Partner of the Year for 2016. The award acknowledges the more than 15% growth in revenue from the SureBridge-HDS partnership over the last 12 months, as a direct result of adding "Powered by Hitachi Data Systems" XaaS cloud offerings to its existing services portfolio. In line with market need for services to support the industry move toward Digital Transformation, SureBridge has transformed its own organisation, with more than 40% of its business shifting to services-based offerings.

Solution Partner of the Year: Revera
New Zealand's leading cloud service provider (CSP) and long-time HDS partner, Revera received the Solution Partner of the Year award for its continuous investment in services expansion and development of innovative new solutions offerings to support rapidly changing customer requirements. A strategic partner in the growing HDS partner ecosystem in NZ, Revera offers a range of "Powered by Hitachi Data Systems" XaaS cloud alternatives and flexible financial models -- from infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software as-a-service (SaaS) solutions.

GSI (Global System Integrator) Partner of the Year: CSC Australia
CSC, a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, has been a strategic global alliance partner for more than 20 years. The GSI Partner of the Year Award honors CSC Australia's commitment to collaborate with HDS to help clients quickly and cost-effectively realise the benefits of cloud-enabled Digital Transformation. Together, the companies are jointly funding business development initiatives that focus on Digital Transformation and cloud services.

New Partner of the Year: Market Creations
For organisations based in Western Australia, new HDS partner Market Creations offers a robust and extensive portfolio of "Powered by Hitachi Data Systems" solutions and services – from IaaS and disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offerings -- to IT audit and consulting services. The company was recognised for its alignment and efforts in building and solidifying a valuable partnership over the last year. With HDS, Market Creations can help customers transition to the cloud today and empower them to take advantage of the opportunities new and emerging technology can provide tomorrow.

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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Hitachi Data Systems
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