Hitachi Data Systems Named a Challenger in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SANTA CLARA, CA — November 29, 2016 – Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Challengers quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems1.

Gartner analysts evaluated 19 integrated systems vendors based on the criteria of completeness of vision and ability to execute. "Gartner's view of the integrated system market is focused on transformational technologies or approaches delivering on the future needs of end users. It is not focused purely on the market as it is today. Integrated systems are defined by Gartner as a combination of server, storage and network infrastructure, sold with management software that facilitates the provisioning and management of the combined unit."

According to Gartner, "By 2019, approximately 30% of the global storage array capacity installed in enterprise data centers will be deployed on software-defined storage (SDS) or hyperconverged integrated system (HCIS) architectures based on x86 hardware systems, up from less than 5% today."

"Hitachi Data Systems believes that converged and hyperconverged systems help customers modernize their infrastructures as they prepare for digital transformation," said Bob Madaio, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. "To that end, HDS has expanded its use cases to accommodate emerging workloads, including Internet of Things (IoT), DevOps and data analytics. The open architecture and integration capabilities of the Hitachi converged infrastructure allows us to develop better solutions and work more effectively with our application partners, including Microsoft, VMware, SAP and Oracle."

Hitachi Data Systems' integrated system portfolio includes the converged Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) family of systems, the recently announced hyperconverged UCP HC and Hitachi Hyper Scale-Out Platform. Since 2015, the company has successfully broadened and diversified its UCP offering to include entry-level systems as well as all-flash integrated systems.

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1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, Andrew Butler | Philip Dawson | Julia Palmer | George J. Weiss | Kiyomi Yamada, 10 October 2016

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About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the Internet of Things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at www.hds.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Contact:
Kevin Komiega
Hitachi Data Systems
978-834-6898
Kevin.Komiega@hds.com

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