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Press Release

April 24, 2019

Hitachi Vantara Delivers New and Enhanced as-a-Service Offerings for Data Protection and Storage

Customers now can achieve secure, cloudlike solutions behind their firewall, with end-to-end, enterprise-grade service levels at the lowest possible cost

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 24, 2019Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today introduced new Data Protection as a Service from Hitachi Vantara (DPaaS) and expanded capabilities for Storage as a Service from Hitachi Vantara (STaaS). These services directly deliver the intended business outcomes from storage and data protection that enterprises need. The as-a-service offerings are pre-engineered and delivered as fully managed services to provide rapid deployment, transparent consumption-based pricing and guaranteed service levels.

“Hitachi Vantara’s Storage as a Service and Data Protection as a Service offerings are designed for customers to quickly realize the benefits of a cloudlike experience and free their people to work on more strategic projects,” said Ashish Nadkarni, vice president of IDC’s infrastructure systems, platforms and technologies group. “With additional capacity and data protection available on demand, Storage as a Service and Data Protection as a Service from Hitachi let customers adapt and grow more quickly and stay competitive as well as reduce their overall costs by only paying for the actual storage or data protection that they need when they need it.”

As more enterprises incorporate cloud technology in their IT environments, interest has grown for cloudlike approaches to the on-premise infrastructure. This helps enterprises achieve the scalability, security, flexible consumption and system management they need. Applying over 25 years of worldwide operational expertise in monitoring and managing information systems, Hitachi Vantara provides a fully managed public cloud experience as an alternative to conventional data protection and to storage leasing and purchasing.

Benefits of the New Data Protection as a Service From Hitachi Vantara Include:

  • Lower risk in deploying data protection in new environments
  • Guarantee1 of desired service-level outcomes from day one
  • Greater control and confidence in price and protection
  • Ability to protect data that resides on Hitachi as well as other vendors’ storage

Enhancements to Storage as a Service From Hitachi Vantara Include:

  • End-to-end support for all data types with object, block and file storage now available
  • Accelerated deployment time, and time to desired service level
  • Budget savings from reducing unused capacity
  • Assurance2 of achieving desired service levels

These solutions provide flexible “pay as you go” pricing and transparency via a rate card. Customers can use advanced analytics to make informed operational decisions to improve efficiencies and reduce the financial waste of paying for unused capacity. Hitachi Vantara’s “always on” services team manages each customer’s infrastructure and service catalog. The service level catalog provides a range of choice for performance, data availability, retention, remote replication, and RTO/RPO. These solutions allow customers to keep security, compliance and data sovereignty under their control and ensure they are achieving the service levels needed for their businesses3. Hitachi will deliver these solutions directly as well as through our global systems integrators (GSI) and cloud service provider (CSP) partners as part of their value-added solutions.

“Today’s dynamic IT environments require nimble resource allocation strategies,” said Bobby Soni, chief solutions and services officer at Hitachi Vantara. “Our new storage and data protection-as-a-service offerings deliver customers more choice and flexibility, providing the keys to higher scalability, enhanced security, and greater resilience.”

Product Availability and Resources

  • Hitachi Vantara's Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS) and Storage as a Service (STaaS) offerings are now generally available globally from Hitachi Vantara and its network of partners. For more information, visit these pages:
  • 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

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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

    1Committed service levels are outlined in each Hitachi Vantara customer contract. Please consult your Hitachi Vantara representative for details.
    2Committed service levels are outlined in each Hitachi Vantara customer contract. Please consult your Hitachi Vantara representative for details.
    3Committed service levels are outlined in each Hitachi Vantara customer contract. Please consult your Hitachi Vantara representative for details.

    Amanda Lennon
    Hitachi Vantara
    +1 650.703.7610

    Ashley Paula
    Weber Shandwick for Hitachi Vantara
    +1 415.262.5975

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