Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Provides New Choices in Managed Services for Container Use Cases

Hitachi Vantara Partners With VMware and Mesosphere to Expand the Use Cases for Private and Hybrid Cloud with Pre-Engineered Service Catalogs and Rate Card Pricing

LAS VEGAS (September 19, 2017) — Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), announced today at NEXT 2017 the expansion of its Hitachi Enterprise Cloud portfolio to address DevOps and container use cases. The Hitachi Enterprise Cloud with VMware vRealize® Automation™ now provides expanded services offering for DevOps and Container Support for hybrid cloud deployments inclusive of cloud-native architectures. In addition, a new Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Container Platform provides hybrid cloud resources for DevOps that utilize microservices architecture with a turnkey, end-to-end container as a service environment.

"Without fail, customers are driven by their unique business objectives and pressures. Their journey to the cloud is no exception: Everyone is on their own path,” said Bobby Soni, chief solutions and services officer, Hitachi Vantara. “Our collaborations with industry leaders like VMware and Mesosphere enable us to create unique Hitachi Enterprise Cloud offerings to address the diversity of use cases in DevOps and containers."

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud with VMware vRealize
With expanded support for DevOps and Containers, Hitachi Enterprise Cloud with VMware vRealize 7.3 automates the creation, deployment and management of container hosts and cloud-native applications as a service, across a multi-vendor, multi-cloud infrastructure. The platform provides developers with pre-engineered container templates with full support for persistent volumes, improved container networking, container host and image repository management. Further, the developers can enhance the applications to include dynamic networks or micro-segmentation, while administrators can manage the container host infrastructure with SLA driven policy based governance.

HEC with VMware vRealize 7.3 supports collaboration between cloud administrators and development teams for traditional, containerized, and hybrid applications. These capabilities simplify re-packaging and re-factoring of traditional apps as containers and enable customers to use a consistent operations model and tools for both traditional and containerized applications. vRealize Automation 7.3 provides fine grained control of containers and their hosts throughout their lifecycle. These capabilities can be useful in a multi-tenant environment and allow organizations to more easily manage Containers in production.

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Container Platform
Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Container Platform assists organizations in reducing their reliance on public cloud resources for their born-in-the-cloud applications. It provides hybrid cloud resources for DevOps that utilize microservices architecture with a turnkey, end-to-end container platform and a ready-to-use container-as-a-service environment. The architecture combines Hitachi infrastructure with Mesosphere DC/OS to provide PaaS element integration and user interface, container engine, scheduling, orchestration and workflow, with more than 50 preconfigured container applications, and options for persistent storage and private repository. The pre-engineered environment enables developers to focus on app development and provides operations with robust and industrialized service-level choices that the business demands once those applications reach production.

"Hitachi’s focus on innovation and data is virtually unmatched in the industry. Hitachi Enterprise Cloud for Containers powered by industry-leading Mesosphere container and big data technology is no exception,” said William Freiberg, COO, Mesosphere. “Our joint offering improves agility, increases value, accelerates time to market and, ultimately, helps customers realize the power of their data."

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Family
All Hitachi Enterprise Cloud solutions provide a public cloud experience and ease of use with simple access to cloud services through a cloud service portal. Hybrid cloud features automatically deploy to either private or public clouds in line with an organization’s business or regulatory rules. Hitachi ensures capacity is available to meet peak demands on the private cloud. As part of the offerings, Hitachi outlines performance against service-level agreements to ensure applications are available and meeting business requirements. Hitachi Enterprise Cloud is delivered as a fully managed, outcome-based solution with consumption-based pricing that ensures that customers only pay for the capacity and resources used.

Both of these new Hitachi Enterprise Cloud managed solutions are available through an early customer adoption program. This program is designed to provide an opportunity for initial customers to co-create the solution with our partners and us before the solution is standardized for general availability. Co-creation ensures that our service offerings have proven strategic relevance and greater value for our customers and enable us to develop differentiated solutions together with partners.

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About NEXT 2017 by Hitachi
NEXT 2017 by Hitachi is the premier event for the digital revolution. It's for business leaders who want to win – not just compete – and innovate faster to thrive in the digital economy. And to reinvent their business even if they weren't born in the cloud. You'll experience the latest solutions and services so that you can get the most value in your data. It's all made possible by integrating information technology with the operational technologies of the world's infrastructure through the internet of things. Gain the expertise of Hitachi, one of today's industrial giants. Achieve incredible value when this expertise meets Hitachi's strength in data management and analysis. It's part of our vision of Social Innovation to help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. NEXT 2017 will be held September 18-20, 2017, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. For more information and to register, please visit HitachiNEXT.com.

About Hitachi Vantara
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at HitachiVantara.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 2016 (ended March 31, 2017) totaled 9,162.2 billion yen ($81.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 304,000 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.

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