Hitachi Data Systems Joins Emerging Networks Consortium, Bringing Industries Together to Innovate with PARC's Content-Centric

Hitachi Data Systems Joins Emerging Networks Consortium, Bringing Industries
Together to Innovate with PARC's Content-Centric Networking

ENC Spring Summit to be held at PARC, May 20 - 21, 2013; CCN's Network
Architecture Improves Distribution, Scalability, Mobility, Security

Palo Alto, CA, May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PARC, a Xerox company, today
welcomes Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), into the growing Emerging Networks Consortium
(ENC), an initiative formed in 2012 to advance the development of the
next-generation Internet based on Content-Centric Networking (CCN).

"Hitachi Data Systems is excited to explore what CCN can deliver today and in
the future," said Michael Hay, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Global
Product Planning, Hitachi Data Systems. "The accelerating data growth in the
IT and telecommunications industries is resulting in increased challenges for
both private and public networks. Combining what CCN can offer with innovative
information solutions from Hitachi Data Systems can transfigure how digital
content is created, managed, and consumed. We look forward to working closely
with the CCN team of PARC and the global ENC members on this exciting
journey."

The ENC Spring Summit will be held May 20 - 21 at PARC and will focus on
"CCNx: Towards 1.0" where the group will discuss plans, ideas, and goals for
the next major phase of CCN development. Attendees are also invited to the
Ethernet Innovation Summittaking place May 22 at the Computer History Museum.

"We look forward to the expertise and insights Hitachi Data Systems can bring
to the ENC to work with CCN, a new network architecture that changes the way
we think about today's Internet," said Stephen Hoover, CEO, PARC. "CCN is a
technology that will change the way we interact with the dozens of devices we
already have, as well the vast amount of information in the cloud, which will
enable entirely new offerings and services that haven't even been invented.
Our networks are stressed as we continue to move to cloud-based content
storage and access. As we continue building the Internet of Things, smart
cities, and smart homes, we need to fundamentally change our approach to
networking in order to handle the massive amount of content and traffic. The
ENC brings global organizations with a range of knowledge to advance the work
in this important area."

Hitachi Data Systems brings decades of engineering expertise in compute,
storage, networks, and telecom to the ENC. The company's in-depth knowledge on
data and content management, both in-flight and at rest, coupled with its
proven track record of delivering scalable and reliable data management
infrastructures and cloud service platforms will help guide the transition and
implementation of CCN throughout the industry.

PARC is continuing its notable legacy in networking with CCN. Designed to take
advantage of how the network works today, CCN addresses many of the key
problems facing the Internet now, including seamless content distribution,
mobility, security, and scalability. PARC is well known for inventing
networking technologies, going back to Ethernet, PUP, and XNS in the early
days through significant contributions to IPv6 and Internet multicast.

About ENC

ENC is an open industry consortium of industry players that includes ISPs,
consumer electronic, content providers, OEMs (from telecommunications,
enterprise, healthcare, and defense sectors), Internet services and
applications, hardware and chipset manufacturers, and venture capitalists
collaborating to advance CCN and its applications to all member organizations.
Looking for additional members, ENC seeks to unite global industry efforts,
foster discussion on standardization, and develop a coherent vision for
accelerated adoption of CCN for the benefit of member organizations. The first
ENC Annual Members Summit was held at PARC in April 2012 and the second was in
October 2012. For membership information, email consortium@parc.com.

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open
innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best
practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies,
startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business
options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce
risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology
platforms - from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous
computing - and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as
an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues
the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

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