Synergy Enhances Data Protection and Disaster Recovery With Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi solution modernises backup and recovery to reduce risk and improve availability while delivering better value.

Perth — March 7, 2017 — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that Western Australian energy provider, Synergy, has selected Hitachi Data Systems to provide a highly cost-effective and scalable enterprise infrastructure to meet the highest levels of data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity.

Synergy is WA’s largest provider of gas and electricity, with one million residential, business and industrial customers in Western Australia. Following the merger with the state’s generator, Verve Energy, Synergy consolidated from four data centres into two with new providers. The data centre redesign and migration presented the opportunity to design and deploy a new IT infrastructure for the new facilities.

Synergy ICT Project Services Manager Matt Tranter said: “Hot data replication was a key feature for us as it renders traditional backup redundant. The new design negates the need to schedule regular downtime for applications and infrastructure testing, which brings further efficiencies and benefits.”

Synergy selected Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G600 (VSP G600) and Hitachi NAS (HNAS), which provide better total cost of ownership (TCO) and leverages the advantages of active-active data replication. The solution uses Hitachi Data Protection Suite (HDPS), powered by Commvault, to deliver a single point of policy-based and automated data protection management, preparing for and responding to all types of disasters and outages, and the ability to test and assure established disaster recovery plans.

Nathan McGregor, vice president and general manager, Hitachi Data Systems Australia and New Zealand added: “We take data protection very seriously. Disaster recovery and business continuity are important considerations in the digital age, and Synergy demonstrates this with a proactive approach to risk mitigation. By leveraging active-active data replication, the business is able to run critical services on an infrastructure with the highest availability to deliver an even better customer experience at a lower cost.”

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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 http://www.hds.com/anz/.

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 http://www.hitachi.com.

Contact:
Isabel Wagner
Hitachi Data Systems
+61 2 9325 3319
isabel.wagner@hds.com

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