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NASA Chooses Hitachi

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Answering the call for increased scalability and access to archived data, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today announced that researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are using the Hitachi Content Archive Platform to search and retrieve archived scientific data about the atmosphere more quickly than ever before. An integral component of the Hitachi Services Oriented Storage Solutions strategy, the Hitachi Content Archive Platform delivers the Ozone Monitoring Instrument Data Processing System (OMIDAPS) project at NASA high-performance, highly scalable archiving services that ensure the secure, long-term preservation and fast search and retrieval of valuable information.

Information that is difficult or slow to acquire hampers our research so we wanted to find an archival technology that would automate and accelerate search and retrieval queries, keep everything on disk and still be easy to use,” said Curt Tilmes, computer scientist, NASA. “The biggest benefit of the Hitachi Content Archive Platform is knowing that we can input our data and retrieve that information without experiencing the latency of a tape based infrastructure. The fact that the archive is so easy to manage is of great value to our organization because scientists can stay focused on contributing to the health of our planet.”

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS)