Hitachi Data Systems Sees 10% Growth of Broadcast and Entertainment Sector Customer Base in Past Year
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — September 11, 2013 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), today announced it is showcasing innovations for the communications, media and entertainment (CME) industry at IBC 2013, September 13-17 in Amsterdam, alongside key software and systems integration partners. Hitachi Data Systems has seen a 10% growth of its global CME customer base over the past year and participating in this show underlines its continuing commitment to the broadcast industry.
“The communications, media and entertainment markets are currently at an inflection point, with new media channels and high levels of industry consolidation that demand drastically different video delivery models and underlying infrastructure,” said Dwight DeClouette, vice president, worldwide communications, media and entertainment, Hitachi Data Systems. “We believe we’re at the forefront of innovations that help the broadcast and media industries address these changes. At IBC we look forward to demonstrating how we help customers deliver high-performance video at optimal costs.”
Hitachi Data Systems alongside key technology and services ISVs is showcasing flash-only storage, content management software and high-performance Hitachi NAS Platform at IBC 2013.
Supporting Quotes from HDS customers and partners:
Hitachi Data Systems will be displaying select reference architectures with technology partners Brocade and V-nova. Brocade offers fabric-based Ethernet and Fibre Channel networking solutions. Brocade VDX 6720 switch, with 24-60 10GbE LAN ports, provides Ethernet storage connectivity for NAS, iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). V-Nova has solutions that provide low latency encode and transcode contribution quality video in real time. Hitachi Data Systems is providing both broader and deeper media solutions for customers in all of the video creation and delivery markets.
Hitachi Data Systems at IBC 2013
Hitachi Data Systems is at Post-Production Hall 7, Booth E10, demonstrating key solutions for the broadcast industry with key software and systems integration partners.
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 6,100 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 www.hds.com.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 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 material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
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