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Press Release

July 09, 2015

Hitachi Data Systems And Vion Extend Successful 35-Year Partnership to deliver Social Innovation and Big Data Analytics Solutions

ViON Leverages Hitachi Visualization Suite to Empower Public Sector, Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Customers to Address and Prevent Public Safety Situations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. AND HERNDON, Va. – July 9, 2015 – Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), and ViON Corporation, a market leader in the design, delivery and maintenance of mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions, today outlined the next phase of its successful 35-year, $1 billion partnership. Together, the companies will expand their combined efforts beyond high-end storage solutions for U.S. federal government and public sector customers to include a focus on Social Innovation and big data analytics across industry sectors. As a first step, ViON is adding the full line of Hitachi Visualization products from Hitachi Data Systems to its big data solutions portfolio.

Now more than ever, law enforcement, emergency management, and public sector personnel require an end-to-end solution that can capture, manage and enable real-time analysis of information from many disparate systems, assets and sensors. Fitting well into the ViON portfolio, Hitachi Visualization integrates data from video cameras, sensors, emergency dispatch and social media to provide situational awareness via a unified, fully integrated platform. The solution helps customers to push select data streams to operator workstations and make valuable data accessible to personnel in the field, while ensuring real-time visibility and enhanced situational awareness during high-priority events.

"Over the last 35 years, the ViON partnership has been an instrumental part of our success, particularly in the federal government and public sector markets. Now, as the industry transforms, and new trends and requirements emerge, we must transform and expand our partnership to address new avenues and new customer demands like Social Innovation and big data analytics," said Mike Walkey, senior vice president, Global Partner Organization at Hitachi Data Systems.

"ViON is proud to extend our long-standing Hitachi Data Systems partnership and to collaborate on such a powerful solution," said Tom Frana, CEO and president at ViON Corporation. "By working together, ViON and HDS are once again engineering and delivering technological capabilities that go beyond the mainstream to offer advanced insight and value to our customers, particularly in the public sector."

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and Social Innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value – what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world's data. Only Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive. 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 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

About ViON Corporation
ViON Corporation designs, delivers and maintains mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions on an enterprise scale for the military, governments and commercial businesses, while offering the highest level of security available anywhere around the globe. ViON is well known for its cost-effective compute, network and storage capabilities, delivered on premise or through the cloud anywhere on earth. Supported by cleared resources that are highly trained and armed with the industry's latest certifications and specializations, ViON has a legacy of helping its customers meet business goals and mission objectives, support warfighters and deliver citizen services and drive innovation and business growth. The veteran-owned business is located in Herndon, Virginia with field offices throughout the United States. For more information visit

Press Contact:

Hope Nicora
Hitachi Data Systems
(831) 227-3660

Edward Levens
ViON Corporation
(919) 346-5531

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