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Press Release

May 16, 2018

Hitachi Data Instance Director v6.5 Delivers Non-Disruptive Data Governance Copy Services

Hitachi Data Instance Director New Capabilities Help Organizations Reuse and Monetize their Unstructured Backup Data

Santa Clara, Calif. – May 16, 2018 – Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), introduced today its latest specialized data recovery platform, Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID) v6.5, which enables the long-term retention and reuse of managed copy data to support a wide range of secondary applications. HDID has already helped customers protect critical databases and applications using modern snapshot and replication technologies. This newest version helps organizations to reuse and monetize their unstructured backup data, with no impact to the primary production environment.

HDID provides modern data protection and recovery copy services that meet strict data-availability and service-level requirements. With this new release, HDID uses the integration of Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) as a storage repository for long-term file system backups. Backup data creates ever-increasing amounts of storage and recurring costs, though its value is realized only when data is recovered. HDID v6.5 provides recovery copy services using modern data protection technologies, agile copy services enabling the repurposing of the copied data, and governance copy services to manage long-term retention and support data discovery and analytics.

HDID v6.5 sends file system backups to HCP in a native file or object format. The backup data can then be used by Hitachi Content Intelligence and Hitachi's Pentaho analytics software to provide compliance-related and search capabilities, data-driven insights and other new data management use cases.

"Traditionally, backup data sits dormant waiting for disaster to strike, taking up precious storage space," said Peter Sjoberg, global business leader for data intelligence global field and industry solutions, Hitachi Vantara. "Increasingly, organizations are looking to unleash added value from their backup data, making it available for other uses, such as discovery and business analytics. At Hitachi Vantara, we're delivering this ability through the integration of Hitachi Data Instance Director, Hitachi Content Platform and our broader data intelligence portfolio."

This release addresses the needs of customers, data management professionals and backup administrators by letting organizations make greater use of their backup data to support a wide range of secondary operations, including data discovery, governance and compliance, analytics, DevOps and more.

Customers who are challenged by scalability, cost, reliability and performance of their current file system backup solutions should benefit in many ways by deploying HDID v6.5 with HCP, including the ability to:

  • Increase the value of their HCP investment and reduce the cost and management challenges they have with traditional methods of storing and managing backup data.
  • Gain access to a broader range of data, eliminate the complexity of auditing the many systems that are the subject of the audits, and eradicate performance and availability impacts on those production systems when performing audits.
  • Capture only incrementally changed files, reducing backup times and the required storage capacity.

HDID v6.5 provides the core capabilities and tools for customers to migrate away from traditional file system data backup methods and introduce new ways to use data, reducing cost in data management and increasing profitability.

Learn more here.

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 elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at

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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

Esther Costa
Hitachi Vantara
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