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Hitachi Enhances AMS1000

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today announced significant performance enhancements to its already ground-breaking advanced midrange storage system, the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage, model AMS1000. By virtue of introducing new multi-processing technologies to the AMS1000, the system provides a new price-to-performance ratio in midrange storage systems setting a new industry standard.

The 20 percent performance boost to the AMS1000 adds to the storage systems unique business enabling capabilities first unveiled in April, 2006 such as 32 logical cache partitions, non-disruptive “on-the-fly” data movement across multiple tiers of storage, enterprise-class RAID-6 data protection, and a key industry-first: sophisticated multi-protocol support for iSCSI, NAS, and Fibre Channel SAN, embedded in a single system. The AMS1000 also offers 4 Gigabit per Second Fibre Channel SAN Connectivity, enhancing the performance of applications such as video-on-demand and medical imaging. No other storage vendor can provide such an integrated solution within a midrange storage system without the aid of external appliances and/or host software. Simply put, the AMS1000 is the most flexible midrange storage systems on the market today.

"Performance is one of the fundamental core aspects of a storage system," said Tony Asaro, senior analyst Enterprise Strategy Group. "The processing power of a storage system is one of the key elements that impact performance. Customers should plan for performance requirements today and for the future and they need a storage system that can meet their requirements as they grow."

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)