Hitachi Data Systems Wins Second Consecutive Award for Veritas Technology Alliance Partner of the Year

Sydney — June 27, 2017 — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that it has been honoured as a winner of the 2017 Veritas Technology Alliance Partner of the Year (Pacific) for the second consecutive year. The award, announced at a gala event earlier this month (read the news here), recognises the company’s accomplishments over the previous year, ranging from revenue attainment to strategic alignment between HDS and Veritas around technology, solutions and go-to-market in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

“In this fast-paced, highly competitive digital marketplace, partnership is absolutely critical. Our collaboration with Veritas can enable efficient data management, ensure business continuity and information governance, and reduce business risk as organisations attempt to manage and utilise their data. We appreciate the recognition for our accomplishments over the past year and look forward to expanding upon that success,” said Mike Walkey, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization, Hitachi Data Systems.

Phil Teague, industry and alliances solutions director, HDS ANZ said: “Our collaborative and successful relationship with Veritas is one that we’re proud of and we are excited to win the Veritas Technology Alliance Partner of the Year Award for the second consecutive year in Australia and New Zealand. As we look forward, we see tremendous value in partnerships, like ours with Veritas, that can help customers collect, protect, analyse and optimise their most precious asset: their data.”

Janet Docherty, director of channels, Veritas ANZ added: “This award is a testament to our ever-growing relationship and alignment with HDS. In the coming year, we are focused on building on this amazing momentum to capitalise on emerging market requirements and organisational needs around data and information management.”

The Veritas-HDS Partnership
The exponential growth of data and the resources needed to manage it are among the most pressing issues facing business today. And it’s not just the amount of data. It’s where data lives and how it travels between private clouds, public clouds and back to on-premise locations. In these increasingly complex IT environments, it’s important to focus on what’s constant: the data. Veritas information management solutions – from business continuity and backup and recovery to software-defined storage and information governance – are designed around the principle that information is the most important consideration. When Veritas solutions are combined with the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio, users can collect, protect, analyze and optimize their data even in the most demanding environments.

As another show of alignment, Veritas has signed on as a Gold sponsor of Hitachi’s NEXT 2017 premier user event held September 18-20, 2017 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. For more information, visit HitachiNEXT.com.

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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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