Press Release

December 21, 2011

Hitachi Data Systems’ CTO Reveals 2012 Top Predictions

Bangalore, India — December 21, 2011 — Hitachi Data Systems’ Chief Technology Officer Hu Yoshida reveals his predictions for developments in the data storage industry for 2012. Yoshida publishes his forecasts and insights on key trends at the end of every year. His annual predictions have earned widespread respect in the industry as he often accurately foresees upcoming challenges with sound analysis.

Against a backdrop of natural disasters, political upheaval and financial instability creating economic turmoil in 2011, uncertainty is creating challenges for IT professionals to tackle storage issues such as big data with limited budgets in 2012. Moreover, business needs for deeper analysis outpaces the ability of their systems to ensure the data they have is relevant, timely and useful according to a recent IDC survey. Yoshida’s predictions address these issues by providing in-depth discussions of storage strategies and technologies, enabling IT professionals to turn challenges into business opportunities.

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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 5,300 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 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 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