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HDS Intros VMware Replication

LAS VEGAS -- As a cornerstone of a strategic initiative to enhance the disaster recovery benefits for VMware customers around the globe, Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today announced it is first to achieve compatibility with VMware Site Recovery Manager, supporting heterogeneous virtualized storage. Following comprehensive qualification testing in collaboration with VMware, Hitachi is now offering customers the Hitachi Storage Replication Adapter, a software plug-in, that is designed to offer organizations continuous, real-time local and remote replication and automatic failover capabilities to ensure resilient data protection, high availability and disaster recovery for VMware environments.

As the adoption of server virtualization continues to accelerate, organizations are looking to reduce the risk, cost and complexities associated with applying traditional disaster recovery methods to virtualized workloads, and maximize the safeguard of application data stored on sprawled virtual machines across the data center. To address these pressing customer challenges, the Hitachi Storage Replication Adapter facilitates the linkage between Hitachis market-leading array-based replication technologies, including Hitachi Universal Replicator, Hitachi TrueCopy® Synchronous, and Hitachi ShadowImage® in-system replication software, and VMware Site Recovery Manager. Coupled together, these software solutions provide industry-leading operational resilience, robust data protection, recovery management and replication capabilities optimized for VMware infrastructure.

“We are offering a best-in-class solution for VMware SRM that will enable customers to implement an end-to-end, robust business continuity strategy for their virtual infrastructures and obtain improved Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO),” said John Mansfield, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions Strategy and Development, Hitachi Data Systems. “We look forward to our continued strategic partnership with VMware to open up new market opportunities for our business continuity and disaster recovery solutions that benefit VMware customers.”

VMware Inc.