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Press Release

June 11, 2012

Hitachi Data Systems to Showcase Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions for Windows Server 2012 at Microsoft TechEd

Global In Booth Demos Underscore HDS Commitment to Build Solutions for Windows Server 2012 Managed by System Center

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — June 4, 2012 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), will showcase its commitment to Windows Server 2012 and System Center, by demonstrating newly integrated solutions for Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track at Microsoft TechEd North America at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, June 11-14, 2012. HDS technical experts will provide ongoing booth demonstrations in the Microsoft Partner Pavilion (Kiosk #11). Attendees will learn how HDS solutions for Microsoft environments deliver scalability and performance to help businesses quickly, confidently and cost-effectively deploy private cloud infrastructures.

The new integrated solutions optimized for Microsoft application environments combine Hitachi compute and storage offerings with industry-standard network infrastructure and Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V and System Center software. Visitors to the HDS kiosk will experience the capabilities and customer benefits of the new Hitachi Compute Blade 500 integrated with the recently introduced Hitachi Unified Storage, which is pre-configured for Microsoft applications such as Lync Server and SharePoint Server. These integrated solutions from Hitachi Data Systems are the ideal platform for virtualized and cloud environments, and allow applications to be deployed faster and more predictably.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, HDS offers a wide range of solutions to help organizations take full advantage of their Microsoft application environments and implement scalable, available and reliable architectures cost-effectively. HDS will also exhibit in the Partner Pavilion at Microsoft TechEd Europe, taking place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 28-29, 2012.

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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 5,700 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., (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 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
Ricky Gradwohl
(408) 970-7097

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Brandi Ellerbee
(512) 638-5327

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