Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform All-Flash Configuration SPC-1(TM) Benchmark Performance Demonstrates Continued Enterprise

Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform All-Flash Configuration SPC-1(TM) Benchmark 
Performance Demonstrates Continued Enterprise Storage
Delivers Increased Productivity, Greater Efficiencies, and Reduced
Price-Performance Ratio for Customers 
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/13 --  Hitachi Data Systems
Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:
6501), today announced that its award-winning Hitachi Virtual Storage
Platform (VSP) all-flash configuration achieved the highest Storage
Performance Council (SPC-1(TM)) result for an external enterprise
storage system. Built specifically for the most demanding
enterprise-class workloads, Hitachi VSP all-flash configuration
allows organizations to maximize the return on their investments in
flash technology while accelerating application performance,
maximizing server virtualization environments, and enabling
high-speed private cloud deployments. The achievement represents yet
another milestone in the HDS flash strategy and builds on the
company's leadership in the space, further demonstrated by the recent
release of Hitachi Accelerated Flash for the entry enterprise market
with the Hitachi Unified Storage VM (HUS VM) all-flash system.  
With an astounding 602,019.47 SPC IOPS(TM) in the SPC-1 result and as
much as a 65% decrease in cost per SPC-1 IOPS from hard-drive-based
systems(1), Hitachi VSP with flash acceleration and Hitachi
Accelerated Flash storage bring customers the best performance
available from an enterprise storage system -- delivering the fastest
response times at a better price-performance ratio than competitive
systems. Under the SPC-1 methodology, the scalability of Hitachi VSP
all-flash configuration was 33% higher than the IBM(R) DS8870(2) with
more than 3 times better performance per dollar. The Hitachi VSP
architecture demonstrated the scalability of true enterprise storage
with response times between 7 and 18 times lower with varying loads
than the midrange HP 3PAR StoreServ 10000 system(3).  
"The SPC-1 result announced today further demonstrates our commitment
to provide industry-leading flash-based technologies, as well as the
superiority of the Hitachi VSP architecture and our system flash
optimization engineering," said Asim Zaheer, senior vice president,
worldwide marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. "More and more, customers
are asking for application and server virtualization acceleration
with less disruption to their environment and less risk. With Hitachi
VSP, we can start customers down the path toward a private cloud with
confidence, unified management and performance to spare."  
Customer Benefits 

--  Greater Productivity: Sustain significantly more business
    transactions, up to 223%, compared to Hitachi VSP with all 15K rpm SAS
    hard disk drives (HDD)(1).
--  Increased Efficiency and Application Performance: Up to 88% reduction
    in application response times compared to Hitachi VSP with all-HDD(1),
    allowing support for more users and applications.
--  Lower Environmental Cost: Up to 98% reduction in drive footprint
    compared to Hitachi VSP with all-HDD(1).
--  Lower Price-Performance Ratio: As much as 65% lower price-performance
    ratio compared to Hitachi VSP with all-HDD(1).

About Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform 
 The first 3-D scaling storage
platform designed for all data types, Hitachi VSP is the only
enterprise storage architecture that flexibly adapts for performance,
capacity and multivendor storage. When combined with Hitachi Command
Suite management software, it transforms data centers across the
globe by making it easy and effective for companies to manage data --
all while reducing storage costs.  

--  (1)On November 1, 2011, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform achieved a
    total of 269,506.69 SPC-1 IOPS(TM) at $8.18 per SPC-1 IOPS(TM)
    with an average response time on all application storage units (ASUs)
    at 100% load of 5.85 milliseconds using 1,152 15K RPM disk drives.
--  (2)On October 3, 2012, IBM System Storage DS8870 achieved a total of
    451,082.27 SPC-1 IOPS(TM) at $10.81 per SPC-1 IOPS(TM).
--  (3)On October 17, 2011, HP P10000 3PAR V800 Storage System achieved a
    total of 450,212.66 SPC-1 IOPS(TM) with an average response time on
    all application storage units (ASUs) at 100% load of 13.67

Web Resources 

--  SPC-1 results: Hitachi VSP; IBM System Storage DS(R) 8870 and HP
    P10000 3PAR V800 Storage System
--  Read what Hu Yoshida has to say about the results
--  Learn more about Hitachi VSP
--  Learn more about the HDS strategy for flash integration
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About SPC
 The SPC is a non-profit corporation founded to define,
standardize and promote storage system benchmarks and to disseminate
objective, verifiable performance data to the computer industry and
its customers. SPC membership is open to all companies, academic
institutions and individuals. The SPC created the first
industry-standard performance benchmark in 2001, targeted at the
needs and concerns of the storage industry and its goal is to serve
as a catalyst for performance improvement in storage. For a complete
list of SPC-1 and SPC-2 Results, visit  
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in the world. Our customers gain compelling return on investment
(ROI), unmatched return on assets (ROA), and demonstrable business
impact. With approximately 6,000 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
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About Hitachi, Ltd.
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Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with
approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company's consolidated
revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion
yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social
Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems,
information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction
machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems
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