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Hitachi Data Systems Named Global Strategic Partner of the Year at Veritas Partner Link Conference

Press Release   •   Dec 17, 2015 09:00 +08

Award celebrates partnership success and recognizes HDS’ ability to deliver complete information management solutions

SINGAPORE — Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), has been recognized at the Veritas 2015 Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) Partner Awards as one of its top-performing partners and named the Global Strategic Partner of the Year – Asia Pacific.

The Veritas APJ Partner Awards honor top-performing partners who have demonstrated dedication to achieving strong business growth and have positively contributed to their customers, the partner community and Veritas.

HDS was selected based on a set of criteria that includes overall performance in revenue growth, program adoption, excellence in technical innovation and the strategic implementation of Veritas’ information management solutions to enable customers to gain control and insight of their valuable information.

HDS is a strong partner of Veritas, both in Asia Pacific and globally. Both companies have established a track record of working together to ensure customers can effectively manage, protect and govern their data across its entire lifecycle. With data doubling in size every two years and expected to reach 44 zettabytes by 2020*, enterprises need to adopt a robust information management strategy to address their data growth challenges. The partnership between HDS and Veritas allows users to gain full insight into their data and store it accordingly based on the industry requirements and regulations, delivering unified data management strategy while reducing data management costs and complexity.

Tim Durant, senior director, Global ISV Alliances, HDS comments, “The first 12 months of our work with Veritas was one of the most successful partnership launches we have had globally. The success of our partnership gives us a great foundation to expand the products and solutions we resell, and explore ways to collaborate on new initiatives around big data and Social Innovation.”

“At Veritas, we are focused on enabling our partners to capitalize on the strength of our leading information management solution portfolio to deliver value to our customers while achieving profitable growth. This award recognizes HDS’ commitment to scale with Veritas in leveraging joint assets in information availability and insight to not only help customers unlock the value of their data, but more importantly, harness the power of their information to achieve positive business outcomes,” said George Wong, APJ Channel Leader, Veritas.

Choo Siang Lee, director, APAC Partner and Alliances, HDS adds, “This award recognizes the impact partnerships between market leaders can have on customer outcomes. The combination of Veritas’ leading information management solutions and Hitachi Data Systems’ enterprise infrastructure offerings enables customers to have complete control over their data.”

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and Social Innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value – what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world’s data. Only Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

About Veritas Technologies LLC

Veritas Technologies LLC enables organizations to harness the power of their information, with solutions designed to serve the world’s largest and most complex heterogeneous environments. Veritas works with 86 percent of Fortune 500 companies today, improving data availability and revealing insights to drive competitive advantage.

www.veritas.com

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*Source: IDC - The Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and the Increasing Value of the Internet of Things

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