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Hitachi Teams With Data Islandia

STOKE POGES, U.K. and REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today announced it has signed a global partnership with Data slandia to offer archival data management services—enabling multinational organisations to address the growing management, compliance and environmental burden of exploding data volumes.

Data Íslandia has established facilities in Iceland with 100% green energy to offer international archival services for sensitive digital information with an emphasis on scalability, security and privacy. Using technology from Hitachi, Data Íslandia manages archived data for optimal compliance, risk containment, governance and operational advantage. The facilities are powered completely by geothermal and hydroelectric energy, making Data Íslandia’s services the greenest in the world.

“Organisations are focused on making their data centres more efficient, but virtualising six-month old information, which is effectively digital toxic waste, is a very poor use of resources. Instead, they should be looking to completely remove this data from the corporate network,“ said Sol Squire, Executive Member of the Board of Directors and CBDO for Data Íslandia. “We offer an ideal solution, with our geographic, regulatory and environmental advantages combining to offer very stable long-term rates on archival storage.”

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)