Software-defined storage solution will provide secure, manageable file synchronization and sharing to Verizon Cloud enterprise customers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and NEW YORK — January 15, 2014 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), and Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced an agreement to develop a software-defined storage solution based on Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) and Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere (HCP Anywhere) for the new Verizon Cloud.
Verizon is focused on developing an ecosystem of enterprise technologies built to run on Verizon Cloud, the company's new infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and object-based storage offering. HCP and HCP Anywhere are the latest enterprise-class technologies to be added to the Verizon Cloud, offering tools that enterprises can use to move their businesses forward as cloud-based services.
"We are building a dynamic ecosystem of enterprise-class networking, storage, and software-based capabilities that will run on top of our new Verizon Cloud infrastructure and Hitachi Data Systems is an important part of this plan," said John Considine, chief technology officer of Verizon Terremark. "As more enterprises embrace the cloud, businesses both large and small will look to virtualization for greater functionality to enhance business operations. This agreement reinforces our commitment to revolutionize how cloud-based solutions are delivered and will complement traditional on-premises, hardware-based storage models."
HCP is a multipurpose distributed object storage system designed to support large-scale repositories of unstructured data. HCP enables IT organizations and cloud service providers to store, protect, preserve and retrieve unstructured data with a single storage platform. It supports multiple levels of service and easily evolves with technology and scale changes. With a vast array of data protection and content preservation technologies, the system can significantly reduce or even eliminate tape-based self-backups or backups of data at remote sites or on mobile devices connected to the platform.
"We are thrilled to work with Verizon to provide innovative solutions to enterprise customers", said John Mansfield, executive vice president, global solutions strategy and development, Hitachi Data Systems. "File sharing is a key part of every business and HCP Anywhere solves the problems of complexity, security, and data migration for the enterprise. HCP Anywhere is built with today's mobile users in mind, so that employees, partners and customers can connect with their content from any device or location."
HCP Anywhere offers enterprises a secure, easy-to-use file synchronization and sharing tool. Users sync data on multiple devices and share content without the pains of emailing attachments. With HCP Anywhere, IT can offer a flexible, cloud-based solution while maintaining control of enterprise data.
Verizon Cloud was introduced in early October and began public beta in the fourth quarter of 2013. Companies interested in using Verizon Cloud can sign up to be a beta customer through the Verizon Enterprise Solution website.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 100 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 180,900. For more information, visit about.verizon.com.
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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 http://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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