Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys Help Customers Accelerate Private Cloud Deployments

  Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys Help Customers Accelerate Private Cloud
  Deployments

      Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Provides Best-in-Class Converged
          Infrastructure Optimized for Mission-Critical Applications

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- December 04, 2012

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi,
Ltd., (TSE: 6501),today announced that it is working with its longtime
partner Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, to help
customers accelerate private cloud deployments. The deployments are based on
the recently announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Select for
Microsoft® Exchange Server® 2010. Customers can also leverage the converged
infrastructure of storage, servers and networking provided in Hitachi UCP
solutions to run Microsoft® SharePoint® applications. The Hitachi UCP family
of solutions simplifies private cloud deployments by providing converged
infrastructure solutions that are pre-validated for mission-critical
workloads. Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys will develop joint architectures,
technical training and certification programs. The two companies will also
conduct collaborative sales and marketing activities worldwide. These
activities will enable Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys to provide their
global customers with agile and tailored enterprise-class cloud solutions that
enable faster cloud deployments with far less risk.

The latest converged infrastructure solutions from Hitachi Data Systems bring
predictable performance and high scalability to customers who want to adopt
private clouds. The solutions also ensure up to 99.999 percent availability of
applications and services. Leveraging the Hitachi converged infrastructure for
Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys are able
to offer in-premise cloud and third-party data center hosting with massive
scalability – up to 96,000 mailboxes – and high availability through Mailbox
Availability Group (DAG), N+1 server failover and enterprise-class RAID
protection.

“Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys have a long history of collaboration. We are
pleased to take our relationship to the next level by delivering the latest
Hitachi Data Systems converged infrastructure solutions to help our mutual
customers around the world to deploy enterprise-class private clouds that
reduce complexity and management costs,” said Bruce Chumley, vice president,
Worldwide Channel and Alliance Sales, Hitachi Data Systems. “As organizations
continue to look for ways to simplify cloud adoption without assuming any
added risk, Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys will provide the solutions and
services that are essential to helping these customers continue to transform
their data centers.”

“Our customers are looking for new and innovative storage solutions to help
them address complex, fragmented cloud environments,” said Vishnu Bhat, vice
president and global head of Cloud, Infosys. “Infosys can help accelerate
time-to-market of cloud services by up to 40 percent, improve productivity by
up to 20 percent and achieve cost savings of up to 30 percent, and the Hitachi
Unified Compute Platform solution family lets us expand these benefits and
reduce IT complexities even further.”

Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys Global Partnership Highlights

Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys have been working together as partners for
more than a decade and are now also collaborating to provide:

  *Solution Development: Architect and create converged solutions for cloud
    environments, including Microsoft Lync®, Exchange, SharePoint, and Cisco
    UCS migrations. Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys plan to broaden the
    converged solutions offering to include solutions for big data and content
    management in the future.
  *Training and Certification Programs: Offer new training and technology
    certification programs for Hitachi Data Systems storage technology.
  *Joint Sales Enablement: Serve a broad range of enterprise customers with
    industry-leading storage and IT solutions through joint sales and
    marketing programs.

Through its global partnership, Hitachi Data Systems also supports the Infosys
Cloud Ecosystem Hub. Announced in August 2012, the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub
provides comprehensive solutions that enable enterprises to create, adopt and
govern cloud services across multiple environments.

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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.

© Hitachi Data Systems Corporation 2012. All rights reserved. HITACHI is a
trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. Microsoft, Exchange, Lync
and SharePoint are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are
properties of their respective owners.

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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