Hitachi Vantara Enhances Cloud Services with Container Security and Innovative Multicloud Support for DevOps and Data Services

New Partnership with Aqua Security to Create a Comprehensive and Secure Container Solution; Multicloud Management and One-click Kubernetes Deployments Simplify and Accelerate Container Cloud Adoption

SAN DIEGO – Sept. 26, 2018 – Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today at NEXT 2018, announced enhancements to Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) Container Platform that enhance Hitachi’s managed cloud services offerings. New security, simplified multicloud management and faster deployment and management of Kubernetes container environments help customers simplify and accelerate their cloud initiatives. These enhancements help enterprises deliver business outcomes by maximizing the power of data no matter where it resides – from the data center to the cloud and out to the edge – and move them forward in today’s digital, data-driven business landscape.

As organizations move more development into cloud-native application environments with containers, particularly customers in financial services and other highly regulated industries, they require not only standard security measures, but also container-specific solutions that allow complete visibility into container status and activity. These solutions need to enable the security of container-based applications from development to production while improving the management and deployment experience.

Hitachi Vantara is partnering with Aqua Security to add comprehensive security capabilities to the HEC Container Platform service that enable customers to safely move their mission-critical applications to an agile, cloud-native platform. The collaboration delivers a comprehensive, managed and pre-engineered, end-to-end container solution designed to provide unmatched security for DevOps and data services through enhanced visibility and control of container activity.

Aqua Security adds capabilities to the HEC Container Platform service including run-time protection, encryption, vulnerability scanning and micro-segmentation for a solution that detects and prevents suspicious activity and attacks while providing transparent, automated security and simplifying enforcement of corporate security policies and regulatory compliance.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Hitachi Vantara to help ensure the security of data in containerized applications for customers leveraging the Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Container Platform," said Dror Davidoff, CEO of Aqua Security. "Aqua’s cloud-native security platform provides full visibility and comprehensive protection over containerized environments, with security controls and intrusion prevention capabilities at any scale. As an MSP Partner in our Aqua Link Partner Program, Hitachi Vantara eases the path to more centralized management of container deployments and accelerates customer deployments."

HEC Container Platform also adds support for multicloud management to deliver transparent visibility through a single cloud management interface, reducing risks, costs and time to value by helping customers manage multiple cloud implementations simultaneously. Customers get improved visibility of private, hybrid and public cloud deployments with the ability to run application workloads in these disparate environments without the need to adapt applications to proprietary public cloud APIs, interfaces and methods, reducing lock-in concerns.

HEC Container Platform adds self-service capability with one-click deployments of Kubernetes clusters. In addition, an extended pre-tested, pre-integrated catalog of DevOps and data services are available for deployment, enabling developers to self-serve not only Kubernetes clusters but also related DevOps and data services such as Spark, Cassandra and Kafka, speeding application development. This accelerates the cloud experience for customers by simplifying how containers and related services are deployed.

"Customers are facing an increased need to ensure the security of their container-based applications from development to production as well as enabling developers to become more productive with self-service access to DevOps tools and data services," said Bobby Soni, chief solutions and services officer at Hitachi Vantara. “In collaboration with Aqua Security, HEC Container Platform’s enhanced security capabilities increase control over cloud resources allowing customers to meet security and compliance audits. With added self-service Kubernetes capabilities and an enhanced range of DevOps and data services, organizations will achieve greater agility in delivering the infrastructure and application services they need to empower developers, without compromising on security and service levels.”

Availability
HEC Container Platform is available today. More information is available at https://www.hitachivantara.com/en-us/solutions/hybrid-cloud/enterprise-cloud.html.

About Hitachi NEXT 2018
NEXT 2018 is the premier event for the digital revolution. It’s for data-driven innovators who lead the transformation in their industry. They lead with clear insights drawn from their own data to make the right decisions for the best results. Data changes the way the world works, advancing business and even society itself. There can never be too much data and it can never come too quickly if organizations manage, govern, mobilize and analyze it effectively. At NEXT 2018, leaders see what’s next for their data in IT, operational technology and the internet of things, from Hitachi and our many partners. They bring back insights and strategies they can use right away to transform their businesses and build them for tomorrow. At NEXT 2018 we change the way the world works. NEXT 2018 is held September 25-27 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. 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 www.HitachiVantara.com.

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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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