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Press Release

July 23, 2014

Hospitals to Gain Unprecedented Performance of their Epic Electronic Medical Records Systems with Hitachi Unified Storage VM with Flash Acceleration

Performance Testing Confirms HUS VM With Hitachi Accelerated Flash Exceeds Expectations for the Most Demanding Epic EMR Environments

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — July 23, 2014 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that its Hitachi Unified Storage VM when combined with Hitachi Accelerated Flash exceeds Epic's most stringent performance targets for its electronic medical records system. This industry confirmation of low latency and high performance will help to protect clinicians and healthcare organizations against the risks associated with data loss, performance gridlocks, and front line patient care.

"No hospital wants to be faced with the possibility of downtime or poor access to critical patient data," said Dave Wilson, chief technology officer, Health and Life Sciences, Hitachi Data Systems. "Achieving this level of performance allows better safeguarding of patient data without impacting production. We want our customers to enjoy all the business and clinical benefits of their Epic environment with the added confidence that reliability, stability and performance can bring."

The Epic EpicCare EMR solution offers healthcare organizations a powerful way to transform a hospital to be more patient-centric. HUS VM with flash acceleration maximizes this business and clinical value without forcing tradeoffs between higher efficiencies, better economics, and more effective patient care. For hospitals that require enterprise functionality without an enterprise storage budget, the recommended Hitachi Data Systems solution is ideally suited to straddle the gap between midrange and enterprise storage needs.

Hitachi Data Systems continues to successfully implement infrastructure environments with hospitals that have chosen the Epic EMR platform, demonstrating superior performance, reliability and innovation. "Today, HDS and Epic continue to work together with organizations to ensure that configurations meet the stringent requirements of Epic," said Wilson. "Further, we are committed to testing new platforms, as they become available, to ensure that they are ready for Epic customers."


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

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2013 (ended March 31, 2014) totaled 9,616 billion yen ($93.4 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 materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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