Hitachi Data Systems Recognized in the NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards 2017

SINGAPORE (June 12, 2017) – Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (TSE:6501), has won the Hyperconverged and Virtualized Infrastructure Solution category of the NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards 2017.

These awards recognize Asia's leaders in information security, storage and data management for the huge advances made in these fields. The awards are guided by a team of experienced editors as well as a panel of CIO judges with domain expertise and insight in information management.

“In the digital economy, where hybrid clouds, big data and analytics play a major role in the success of digital business transformation, data centers are looking at ways to reduce complexity and cost of their infrastructure," said Victor Ng, Editor-in-Chief of NetworkWorld and Enterprise Group Editorial Director at Questex Asia. "Hyperconvergence and virtualization are proven and key in addressing these growing business technology demands. And enterprises are looking for strong and effective partners like Hitachi Data Systems to deliver on the promises of virtualized and hyperconverged infrastructure."

“Modern IT departments are looking to usher in digital transformation with reliable infrastructure that can deliver cloud-like agility, with improved efficiency and simplified manageability,” said Russell Skingsley, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, Hitachi Data Systems. “Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC (UCP HC) family of hybrid and all-flash hyperconverged appliances enable businesses to drive change and stay ahead of the competition.”

Hitachi hyperconverged systems, powered by VMWare vSAN software-defined storage and Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Advisor software, simplify data center complexity with easier planning, procuring, installation and management of an integrated stack of compute, storage and virtualization. Deploying and managing UCP HC appliances requires minimal skills and effort, freeing resources for higher business value activities. UCP HC appliances also save operational overhead with a smaller data center footprint, resulting in lower power and cooling expenses. Building on the Hitachi legacy, UCP HC family provides native and optimized data protection and disaster recovery solutions to deliver resilient infrastructure. Other advantages include linear scale-out architecture; Quality of Service (QoS) per virtual machine (VM); smart life cycle management; and one-stop, 24/7 support from a single vendor.

Next-generation Hitachi hyperconverged solutions provide a reliable platform to meet the collective needs of business applications, databases, analytics, virtual desktops, ROBO, DevOps and cloud-hosting deployments, for both enterprise and midmarket environments.

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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/en-hk/.

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 the Social Innovation Business, and it 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 on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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