Hitachi Data Systems Forms Subsidiary to Help US Federal Government Innovate with Information

  Hitachi Data Systems Forms Subsidiary to Help US Federal Government Innovate
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    Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation Improves IT Efficiency for US
 Government Agencies with Industry-Leading Virtualization and Cloud Solutions

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 15, 2013

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi,
Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that it has established a new wholly owned
subsidiary focused on serving the IT needs of the U.S. federal government.
Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation is committed to reducing the
complexity and increasing the efficiency of U.S. government data center
initiatives including the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative
(FDCCI), cloud services, big data analytics, and others. HDS Federal
Corporation will leverage the industry-leading virtualization and cloud
solutions of its parent company to help U.S. government agencies meet the
requirements of the initiatives more quickly and with greater use of their
existing IT infrastructure. In doing so, these agencies will be able to gain
better insight from their data, leading to continued innovation and business
advantages.

Leading the new subsidiary company is Michael Tanner, a former vice president
at Hitachi Data Systems, who will now be president and CEO of Hitachi Data
Systems Federal Corporation. According to Tanner, “The U.S. federal government
continues to be one of the largest purchasers of IT hardware, solutions and
services. This is a market that HDS has been investing in for more than 5
years, and now with the launch of Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation we
are even more committed and better equipped to bring the IT industry’s most
reliable, trusted and advanced virtualization solutions to U.S. government
agencies. We recognize the challenges these agencies face as they look for
ways to continue reducing their overall IT spending amid an ever growing
mountain of data. Our storage economics model combined with our flexible,
secure, and scalable cloud platforms are proven to reduce capex and opex,
while driving increased efficiencies throughout the data center.”

Established in 2011, the FDCCI is a U.S. federal government mandate to
increase consolidation of U.S. government data centers. It lists specific
goals and timelines centered on several key strategic initiatives, including:

  *Reduce overall spending on data center hardware, software, and operations.
  *Reduce overall IT operations spending for the government through greater
    leverage of shared services.
  *Increase the overall IT security posture of the agency.
  *Shift IT investments to more efficient computing platforms and
    technologies, including cloud‐based solutions as well as insourcing in
    some cases.
  *Promote the use of green IT by reducing the overall energy and real estate
    footprint of government data centers.

Among the key solutions for increasing IT efficiency that HDS Federal
Corporation will bring to U.S. government agencies is Hitachi Virtual Storage
Platform (VSP), the dominant enterprise platform for virtualized environments.
The platform’s industry-leading storage virtualization capabilities help
customers reclaim storage capacity and better utilize their existing assets to
meet their current and future data requirements. The ability of Hitachi VSP to
virtualize heterogeneous storage systems enables customers to increase
utilization rates without having to buy a lot of new capacity or rip and
replace their legacy storage. Further data center efficiency and performance
gains are achieved with Hitachi Dynamic Tiering (HDT) and Hitachi Dynamic
Provisioning (HDP), coupled with the expertise of HDS Federal Corporation in
storage economics.

HDS Federal Corporation will also help U.S. government agencies be able to
adopt cloud-based IT delivery models in a secure, scalable, and flexible
manner. Since Hitachi Data Systems announced its entrance into the cloud
market in October 2009, customers have used HDS cloud-enabling technologies
and features such as multi-tenancy for secure partitioning of data,
virtualization, and data mobility to optimize efficiency and operations.
Customers have also benefited from a modular architecture with potential for
massive scaling. Whether it’s private or hybrid cloud environments, HDS
Federal Corporation can help U.S. government agencies reap the benefits of
cloud without sacrificing any of the control, protection or security they
require.

Hitachi Data Systems Federal Corporation is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
For more information on the company, please visit: www.hdsfed.com.

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems provides information technologies, services, and
solutions that help companies improve IT costs and agility, and innovate with
information to make a difference in the world. Our customers gain compelling
return on investment (ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable
business impact. With approximately 5,900 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data
Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Our products,
services and solutions are trusted by the world's leading enterprises,
including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 and more than 80% of the Fortune
Global 100. Visit us at 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
Stefani Finch, 408-499-7349
stefani.finch@hds.com
or
Lois Paul & Partners
Brandi Ellerbee, 512-638-5327
brandi_ellerbee@lpp.com
 
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