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Hitachi Intros Simple Modular Storage

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Addressing the need for increased consumer levels of simplicity in storage system design, Hitachi whose vast expertise in award-winning consumer electronics spans high-definition Blu-Ray Disc camcorders to industry-leading Plasma and LCD televisions and home cinema projectors — today introduced a data storage system so simple and so intuitive to install, use and manage that anyone — with no technical training whatsoever — could master and benefit from its vast capabilities.

Specifically, Hitachi today introduced the Hitachi Simple Modular Storage Model 100, a low-cost, entry-level storage system that serves the needs of a broad set of customers. The system is designed to fulfill the requirements of small and medium-sized businesses with burgeoning data growth and data protection requirements and enterprises with distributed branch offices looking for simple-to-manage, “service-less” storage offerings that are easy to integrate with the Microsoft® Windows platform.

“Hitachi and Microsoft share a goal to provide powerful, yet simple and cost-effective storage solutions to companies of all types," said Bala Kasiviswanathan, director, Storage Solutions Marketing, Microsoft Corp. "The Hitachi Simple Modular Storage system is certified by the Microsoft Simple SAN program and is an ideal out-of-the-box Windows storage solution for small and medium organizations.”

Hitachi Ltd. (NYSE: HIT; Paris: PHA)

Microsoft Corp.