Hitachi Data Systems Helps Oil Companies Accelerate Energy Discovery

  Hitachi Data Systems Helps Oil Companies Accelerate Energy Discovery

Solutions Optimized for Energy, Oil and Gas Exploration to be Showcased at the
                             2012 SEG Conference

SEG 2012

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- November 01, 2012

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi,
Ltd., (TSE: 6501),has developed a new project data management solution with
enhanced backup and recovery capabilities for Schlumberger’s Petrel* reservoir
software. The solution will increase productivity and accelerate workflow
analysis and decision making. HDS will spotlight this solution and others
through featured demonstrations at the 2012 Society of Exploration
Geophysicists (SEG) Conference and Exhibition, November 4-9, at the Mandalay
Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Faster time to production is the mantra for energy exploration and production
companies globally,” said Ravi Chalaka, vice president, Solutions Marketing,
Hitachi Data Systems. “Essential to meeting this goal is the speed with which
today’s geoscientist can manage and analyze a large array of diverse, big
datasets to find commercially viable hydrocarbon reserves. Hitachi Data
Systems provides advanced information management solutions that enable
end-to-end performance, scalability and reliable operation. These capabilities
are required to accelerate workflow analysis and critical decision making for
oil and gas exploration. We look forward to featuring many of these solutions
at the upcoming SEG Conference.”

The oil and gas industry is one of the largest consumers of data in the world.
Ever-changing business requirements for the discovery and production of
hydrocarbons require new solutions that meet stringent demands. Hitachi Data
Systems information management solutions deliver cost efficiency, reliability,
performance and advanced data management features. These advantages help
customers meet the challenges of today’s data-intensive oil and gas
exploration and production, as well as strict project deadlines.

Hitachi Data Systems to Showcase Optimized Solutions for the Energy, Oil and
Gas Market at SEG 2012

Attendees ofSEG 2012 can experience the full technical capabilities and
benefits of Hitachi Data Systems solutions for energy, oil and gas exploration
and production. The company will demonstrate the power of its technologies at
Booth #1572, where many presentations are scheduled each day to highlight the
following solutions and technologies:

  *Enhanced Backup and Recovery for Schlumberger Petrel: The Hitachi
    integrated plug-in for Schlumberger’s Petrel reservoir software enables
    advanced project data management by automatically synchronizing active
    data with centrally managed storage from Hitachi Data Systems. Providing 4
    times more snapshot capacity than the leading competitor, Hitachi enhanced
    backup and recovery for Schlumberger Petrel  accelerates productivity by
    reducing the downtime associated with uploading files to central storage
    repositories. The plug-in provides extensive, collaborative “what if”
    analysis to help drive increased efficiencies across a business.
  *Hitachi Data Systems Infrastructure With Lustre: A scale-out network
    storage reference architecture with the Lustre file system combines
    seamless access to all data and enterprise-class HDS storage and compute
    infrastructure for high availability. The presentation highlights
    scalability and performance with a parallel file system, easy design with
    pre-architected building blocks utilizing a range of HDS offerings, and
    simplified management with Intel Chroma
  *Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP): This  best-in-class converged
    infrastructure platform enables rapid deployment of mission-critical
    workloads in the private cloud. Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Pro for
    VMware vSphere unifies management of virtual and physical resources,
    allowing customers to increase IT efficiency and gain business velocity.
  *Hitachi Compute Blade 500: The high-end features needed in today’s mission
    critical data center combine with the high compute density and adaptable
    architecture needed to lower costs and protect investment. The flexible
    architecture and logical partitioning allow configurations to exactly
    match application needs, and allow multiple applications to easily and
    securely co-exist in the same chassis.
  *Hitachi Unified Storage and Hitachi Unified Storage VM: These highly
    scalable unified storage solutions accelerate data-intensive workflows in
    energy, oil and gas markets. The solutions enable quicker and higher
    quality decision making, which leads to lower risk and more business
    opportunities. Unique architectural features eliminate the need to
    compromise between performance and enterprise-class functionality.

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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 approximately 5,900
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: http://www.hds.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global
electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal
2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen
($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation
Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power
systems, industrial, transportation and urban development 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
http://www.hitachi.com.

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Contact:

Hitachi Data Systems
Ricky Gradwohl, 408-970-7097
ricky.gradwohl@hds.com
or
Lois Paul & Partners
Brandi Ellerbee, 512-638-5327
brandi_ellerbee@lpp.com
 
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