New Cisco MDS Storage Switches Certified By Hitachi Data Systems

  New Cisco MDS Storage Switches Certified By Hitachi Data Systems

     Hitachi Data Systems to Offer Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for
                     Comprehensive Data Center Solutions

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- May 01, 2013

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.
(TSE: 6501), today announced that it will integrate the Cisco MDS 9710
Multilayer Director as part of its comprehensive portfolio of information
solutions. Hitachi Data Systems  offers best-in-class information
technologies, services and solutions, which combined with the Cisco networking
solutions, provide customers with streamlined operations, improved reliability
and optimal investment protection.

Cisco’s 16-Gigabit MDS 9710 Director delivers 24 Tbps of total switching
capacity, superior reliability with a fault-tolerant architectural design and
fully redundant components, providing more flexibility and reduced costs.

As businesses find new ways to leverage their enterprise data to drive
innovation and faster decision making, the demand for storage continues to
grow. IDC estimates that external enterprise storage system capacity will have
a compound annual growth rate of 40.2% from 2011 through 2016. As a Cisco
original storage manufacturer (OSM) collaborator, Hitachi Data Systems works
with customers to deploy unified storage and converged data center solutions
to enterprises around the globe.

“Our enterprise customers want solutions that are easy to deploy and that
quickly deliver value,” said Linda Xu, vice president, Product Marketing,
Hitachi Data Systems. “Together, the new Cisco MDS storage switches and
innovative information solutions from HDS deliver a tightly integrated
solution that provides the performance and ease of deployment that is critical
for today’s data center environments.”

“Cisco and Hitachi Data Systems collaborate to provide customers with a
seamless network and storage solution, including the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer
Director and Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, for ease of deployment and
turnkey operations for customers,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, vice president,
product management, Cisco Data Center Group. “We are pleased to continue our
collaborative efforts for Cisco’s MDS next-generation SAN solutions, and our
products are certified to interoperate. Together, we will transform data
centers with greater scale, reliability and flexibility while addressing
virtual, cloud and Big Data market needs.”

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), the industry’s premier enterprise
virtualization platform, complements the new Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer
Director, bringing customers a highly reliable and virtualized networked IT
infrastructure that provide unmatched flexibility and reliability. The Cisco
Unified Fabric Solution, combined with the innovative Hitachi Command Suite
management platform, transforms data center management by delivering
end-to-end visibility and control of the entire infrastructure.

Customers can count on a streamlined buying and support experience, as Cisco
and Hitachi Data Systems align their sales and delivery model, enabling
customers to work with a solo infrastructure vendor.

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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
Stefani Finch, 408-499-7349
stefani.finch@hds.com
or
Lois Paul & Partners
Brandi Ellerbee, 512-638-5327
brandi_ellerbee@lpp.com