Hitachi Vantara Honours Winners of 2017 ANZ Partner Awards

Partners Revera, Perfekt, SureBridge IT, DXC and GCOMM Recognised for Their Contributions in Australia and New Zealand at Hitachi Vantara ANZ Partner Summit in Hobart, Tasmania

SYDNEY – October 26, 2017 – Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today named Revera, Perfekt, SureBridge IT, DXC and GCOMM the winners of the 2017 Hitachi Vantara Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Partner Awards at its first ANZ Partner Summit following the unification of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), Hitachi Insight Group and Pentaho into Hitachi Vantara, a new business designed to elevate customers' innovation advantage with its unique combination of operational technology (OT), informational technology (IT) and internet-of-things (IoT) expertise.

"Data is the foundation for innovation and transformation. Though more and more companies are embracing transformation, many still are not able to realise the power of their data. Hitachi Vantara offers a trusted and established IT track record, deep OT experience and IoT leadership, giving us a better understanding of data than most. Our partner ecosystem has complementary skills, expertise, market knowledge and offerings that can deliver even greater value. Collaboration and strategic alignment with these partners results in the ability to tap the true power of customer data and deliver a path to intelligent innovation," said Nathan McGregor, vice president and general manager, Hitachi Vantara Australia and New Zealand.

Phil Teague, industry and alliances solutions director, Hitachi Vantara Australia and New Zealand, added, "As we move forward as Hitachi Vantara in this IoT era, partners like DXC, GCOMM, Perfekt, Revera and SureBridge IT – who are aligned with our vision and who are interested in driving meaningful business outcomes for customers – are more critical than ever. Congratulations to all on this recognition."

Partner of the Year: Revera
Revera, New Zealand's leading cloud service provider (CSP) and longtime Hitachi partner, received the Partner of the Year award for its strategic alignment initiatives, continuous investment in services expansion and development of innovative solutions offerings. These efforts support rapidly changing customer requirements, particularly in New Zealand's enterprise and government markets. Revera was also recognised as the HDS ANZ Solution Partner of the Year in 2016.

Solution Partner of the Year: Perfekt
Perfekt Pty Ltd, a wholly owned Australian IT company, was recognised for both its impressive revenue contribution and the team's ability to position end-to-end integrated enterprise solutions, helping Australian organisations transform and innovate with unprecedented data-driven insights. The Perfekt team invested in skills and expertise to develop new mobility, cloud and big data offerings by using Hitachi Content Platform – Hitachi's industry-leading object storage portfolio – and Pentaho data integration and analytics software. Perfekt was recognised as the HDS ANZ Partner of the Year in 2016.

Regional Partner of the Year: SureBridge IT
For the second consecutive year, SureBridge IT, a Brisbane-based provider of managed IT, cloud and consulting services, was recognised as Regional Partner of the Year. The award acknowledges the deep, local engagement with the Hitachi Vantara team, which translated to an impressive business development and financial performance track record. SureBridge IT successfully used Hitachi solutions and services to help customers maximise the return on their hybrid cloud investment.

Global System Integrator (GSI) Partner of the Year: DXC
DXC is one of the world's leading independent end-to-end integrated service provider. Since the rebrand from CSC and launch of DXC in April 2017, Hitachi and DXC have partnered to develop new strategies and solutions for the enterprise market, particularly around cloud and IoT. This award honours the company's commitment and effort to drive true digital transformation with Hitachi in joint customer accounts. In 2016, CSC was recognised as the HDS ANZ GSI Partner of the Year.

New Partner of the Year: GCOMM
One of Australia's leading IT-managed services providers, GCOMM specialises in the delivery of enterprise-grade, managed IT services to medium and large enterprises. A longtime customer of Hitachi, GCOMM recently joined the Hitachi TrueNorth Partner program as a reseller and cloud services provider (CSP). GCOMM and Hitachi are focused on driving success together around as-a-service offerings, ranging from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and backup as a service to archive as a service.

The 2017 Hitachi Vantara ANZ Partner Summit was held in Hobart, Tasmania.

About Hitachi Vantara
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers' experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara combines IT, operational technology (OT) and domain expertise to work with organisations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at HitachiVantara.com.

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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 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in Social Innovation and has approximately 304,000 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, please visit http://www.hitachi.com.

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