Hitachi Data Systems Announces Hitachi Cloud Services Connection Program with Redington and iValue in India

Partnership will strengthen cloud services offerings for customers in India

Bangalore, February 10, 2014 - Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that Redington and iValue will now offer the Hitachi Cloud Services Connection program (HCSC) to enterprises in India. This program is a public cloud offering built on HDS cloud infrastructure and solutions and managed by HDS for partners to resell.

Built on proven Hitachi platforms and managed by HDS, partners can rebrand and resell cloud services while allowing their brand to be associated with a well-known, information solutions player.

"HCSC goes well beyond today's cloud service by offering customers the experience, knowledge, solutions and enterprise-class features in one package, using an ITIL-certified, low latency, and local data center architecture with strong support," said Yogesh Sawant, director, partner sales and field alliance organization, India, Hitachi Data Systems.

Redington and iValue will tailor-make solutions for each customer after evaluating the size of the organization, its existing IT infrastructure, computing usage, storage size needs and other factors. iValue will offer cloud services to customers under the brand 'iManage' while Redington's service will be called ' 'HITRED4CLOUD'. Moreover, HCSC is a service offering built on the highest quality architecture that provides subscribers with state-of-the-art technology, a team of data management experts and industrial standard IT processes.

"We are seeing increased adoption of cloud services across the industry and by partnering with Hitachi Data Systems we have launched a cloud service that combines Hitachi Data Systems facilities, infrastructure and service management with our sales, marketing, reseller and ISV recruitment to help our customers with their business growth," said Sriram, CEO,, iValue.

"There is a strong demand from customers for an economical cloud solution to meet their needs.
HCSC offers varied services such as virtual server/storage, disaster recovery, server and PC backup, VDI email and SharePoint hosting, offering a cost effective and high value solution to customers," said Mr. Sundaresan.K, strategic business unit head, enterprise, Redington.

HCSC is the Hitachi Data Systems sophisticated cloud service partner program which enables a secure, multitenant environment to ensure privacy among various constituents within a shared infrastructure that can be managed from a single management suite. Supporting a variety of protocols, subscribers can further leverage existing investments in hardware and software and allow legacy devices to inherit cloud attributes, thereby preventing the cloud from becoming just another silo and eliminating the need for a complete refresh or update of hardware and software or the need to rewrite applications.

The cloud service offerings iManage and ' 'HITRED4CLOUD' will include:

Virtual Storage and Server

  • Three types of storage performance: Database, Application, Data-at-Rest
  • Platform: Linux or Windows servers
  • Server Tiers: Eight performance server tiers - Basic, Standard, High, Advanced, Advanced+, Extreme, Extreme+ and Ultimate

Virtual "Bare Metal" Server

  • Customer-owned corporate operating system builds on a virtual machine, CPU, RAM
  • Customized: storage capacity, active directory integration, corporate IP address

By offering an integrated set of cloud solutions, HDS delivers an agile cloud infrastructure that empowers customers to look at their existing IT infrastructure in the following new ways:

  • Online backup – Costs of backup have dramatically increased with the explosion of data. Additionally, data duplication, tape vaulting and tape management create concerns in managing backup costs and total cost of ownership. HDS extends the power of cloud services to provide online local/ remote backup services with data compression optimization technology to ensure near on-line disk backup performance and remote data copy.
  • Managed Storage – Managed storage capacity is available on-demand and provided at various protection levels, with low minimal monthly commitments and a service level agreement (SLA). Customers can flexibly move capacity up and down on a monthly basis depending on usage current usage needs.
  • Disaster Recovery – Organizations are beginning to understand that the ability to recover data quickly and completely is vital to ensure business continuity. HDS offers a range of disaster recovery services to support disaster preparedness and response from the data center to the edge of the network, encompassing data and business resilience.
  • Content as a Service – With the explosion of unstructured data, data management, compliance and information governance, managing the content lifecycle and storage savings are increasingly creating headaches for companies. HDS extends the power of cloud services to content depot management with rich functionality including e-discovery, robust data protection (WORM) and a single point of management.

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services and solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business impact. With approximately 6,300 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Our products, services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune Global 100. Visit us at http://www.hds.com/in/.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

About iValue Solutions
iValue Info Solutions drives adoption of bleeding edge technology offerings, in Digital Asset Protection & Data, Network and Application (DNA) management area. iValue is the youngest and fastest growing VAD, growing five times of market growth rates, since inception in 2008. The core team at iValue created largest business in information security & storage during previous stint at Select Technologies. In the process, the team was responsible for creating market leadership positions for many brands from infancy which include Checkpoint, Nokia (Security), Trend Micro, RSA, EMC - Legato, WebSense, Sonicwall, WatchGuard etc. For more information on iValue, please visit the company's website at http://www.ivalue.co.in/index.php

About Redington
Redington, commencing its Indian operations in 1993, is today positioned as the largest Supply Chain Solution Provider in emerging markets. As a group, Redington is present in India, Middle East,Africa, Turkey, Srilanka, Bangladesh and CIS countries.

Redington provides end-to-end supply chain solutions for all categories of Information Technology products (PCs, PC building blocks, networking, software and enterprise solution products) and Consumer and Lifestyle products (Telecom, Digital Lifestyle products, Entertainment products and Digital Printing Machines) to over 100 international brands and relationship with major brands have been for years.

With its corporate office in Chennai, it has 56 Sales locations, 69 owned service centers and 314 partner service centers across India. In addition, through its subsidiaries both in India and overseas, Redington has 80 Sales offices, 101 warehouses and 107 own service centres and 320 partner centers. A team comprising of over 2200 highly skilled and committed professionals helps the Company deliver its products and services to every corner of the country.

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