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Hitachi Data Systems to Spotlight Virtualization, Cloud and Big Data Technologies at Upcoming Industry Conferences

March 27, 2012

HDS to Appear at SNW Spring 2012, National Association of Broadcasters NAB) 2012, Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, Innotech, and Gateway to Innovation

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — March 27, 2012 — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), will showcase virtualization, capacity efficiency and big data technologies, as well its high-performance voice, data and video solution, at industry events throughout April 2012.

SNW Spring 2012: April 2 – 5, 2012

SNW Spring 2012 will be held at the OMNI Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX. Hitachi Data Systems, an underwriter sponsor of the show, will highlight “The New Data Center Economy” through a series of demos in booth #201 and several speaking sessions:

Keynote: “The New Data Center Economy”

Presenter: Michael Gustafson, senior vice president, Global File and Content Solutions

Date /Time: Tuesday April 3, 10:00am - 10:30am

Session: “Big Data, Big Content, and Aligning Your Storage Strategy”

Presenter: Fred Oh, senior product marketing manager, File, Content and Cloud Solutions

Date /Time: Monday April 2, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Session: “The Evolution of File Systems”

Presenter: Thomas Rivera, senior technical associate, File, Content and Cloud Solutions

Date /Time: Tuesday April 3, 3:05pm - 3:50pm

Session: “A Hype-free Stroll through Cloud Storage Security”

Presenter: Eric Hibbard, CTO, Security and Privacy

Date /Time: Wednesday April 4, 11:40am - 12:25pm

Session: “Advanced Data Reduction Concepts”

Presenter: Thomas Rivera, senior technical associate, File, Content and Cloud Solutions Gene Nagle, manager, Applications Engineering, Storage Systems, Exar Corporation

Date /Time: Wednesday April 4, 11:40am - 12:25pm

Session: “Storage Security - The ISO/IEC Standard”

Presenter: Eric Hibbard, CTO, Security and Privacy

Date /Time: Thursday April 5, 8:30am - 9:15am

NAB 2012: April 14 - 19, 2012

NAB 2012 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. In booth #SL10311, HDS will demonstrate a high-performance solution for delivery of voice, data and video. In conjunction with key broadcast ecosystem software partners, Aspera, Crossroads, Digital Rapids, Hitachi Kokusai, Intrity, Omnibus/Miranda, Quantum and QStar, HDS will show a synergistic broadcast workflow infrastructure that supports video capture, production, management archive and transmission.

Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 2012: April 24 - 26, 2012

Bio-IT World will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA. HDS will demonstrate how its solutions can help solve the challenges of big data in booths #237 and 239. With its broad portfolio of products, services and solutions, HDS helps life sciences organizations manage massive amounts of data and is providing a means to correlate this data into meaningful information.

Additional HDS-sponsored conferences in April:

  • 2012 InnoTech: April 5, 2012. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX. Booths #410 and 412.
  • Gateway to Innovation: April 26, 2012. Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel St. Louis, MO.

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision that IT must be virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable, Hitachi Data Systems offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility. With more than 5,400 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems products, services and solutions are trusted by the world’s leading enterprises, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes that data drives our world – and information is the new currency. To learn more, visit:

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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