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Press Release

March 29, 2011

Hitachi Data Systems CEO Jack Domme to Discuss Data Center Transformation at SNW Spring 2011

HDS Speakers, Customers and Booth Demos Highlight Cloud at Your Own Pace and the Critical Role of Storage in Virtual Server Environments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — March 29, 2011 — Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), will present and exhibit its solutions, integral for data center transformation, during SNW Spring 2011. Hitachi executive presentations include CEO Jack Domme and Miki Sandorfi, chief strategist, File, Content and Cloud. Hitachi Data Systems building blocks for data center transformation –virtualization, automation, cloud-readiness, sustainability – help companies improve the efficiency and flexibility of their IT resources. They reduce costs and make the information their businesses run on accessible, available and secure. HDS is an underwriting sponsor of SNW Spring 2011, which will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, April 4 to 7, 2011.

HDS executives will present in multiple sessions and technical experts will provide ongoing booth demonstrations in Booth #301 to showcase the important role of storage virtualization in virtual server environments and the company’s vision of “cloud at your own pace,” which enables companies to take a deliberate approach by supporting both traditional IT and cloud delivery without disrupting their existing technology investments:

Session: Why Cloud Is Another Tier of Storage
Tom Trela, senior product manager, Cloud, HDS
Day and Time
: Monday, April 4, 1:55 pm

Session: Entering the Age of Information Ubiquity
Jack Domme, CEO, HDS
Day and Time:
Tuesday, April 5, 9:15 am

Session: Harness the Power of VAAI with Hitachi Virtualization
Claus Mikkelsen, chief scientist, HDS
Michael Heffernan, global product manager, Server Virtualization, HDS
Jerry Sutton, technical analyst storage administration, TSYS
Day and Time:
Wednesday, April 6, 3:05 pm

Session: Cutting Through the Cloud Hype to Innovate at Your Pace: An Executive Interview with IDG’s John Gallant
Miki Sandorfi, chief strategist, File, Content and Cloud, HDS
Day and Time:
Wednesday, April 6, 4:00 pm

Session: Implementing Large Scale Storage Management Infrastructures
Erwin van Londen, senior technical analyst, HDS
Day and Time:
Thursday, April 7, 9:25 am

Session: Will Object Storage Dominate Storage of Unstructured Data?
Bob Primmer, senior technologist and director, Content Services, HDS
Day and Time:
Thursday, April 7, 11:15 am

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision that IT must be virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable, Hitachi Data Systems offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility. With more than 4,500 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems products, services and solutions are trusted by the world’s leading enterprises, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes that data drives our world – and information is the new currency. To learn more, visit:

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

Press Contacts:

Hitachi Data Systems
Melissa Rossiter
(408) 970-4849

Lois Paul & Partners
Anastasia Efstratios
(781) 782-5873


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