Hitachi Adds Features

Hitachi Data Systems introduces enhancements to the Hitachi universal storage platform family

October 14, 2008

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DALLAS -- Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today announced significant enhancements to the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform(TM) family. Hitachi Data Systems continues to offer customers a best-in-class storage services platform designed to help customers boost heterogeneous storage asset utilization in order to more efficiently manage business-critical operations and lower storage management costs.

"Hitachi Data Systems continues to outdistance its competitors with innovative solutions that directly address the needs of customers," said Josh Krischer, founder, Josh Krischer & Associates. "What makes this solution so effective is the Hitachi high-end enterprise controller design which enables most advanced functionality -- including advanced security features such as the new internal data encryption, virtualization, logical partitioning, thin provisioning, business continuity and disaster recovery services -- across the enterprise storage infrastructures. The pace of innovation is unmatched in the industry, which continuously increases the gap between Hitachi Data Systems and its main competitors."

In a separate release:

DALLAS -- Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions, today unveiled its next-generation line-up of midrange storage systems, the Hitachi Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) 2000 Series. Breaking new ground in operational efficiency, Hitachi Data Systems is introducing a wide range of pioneering technologies, previously unavailable on a midrange storage platform, that deliver improved performance, connectivity, scalability, reliability and ease-of-use to midrange customers, and demonstrate Hitachis rich heritage of world-class storage innovation. Customers benefit by implementing a sophisticated, cost-effective midrange storage platform that can scale to better address their growing storage environments and diverse application requirements.

"Despite the fact that mid-sized businesses and operations have precisely the same challenges as larger ones, all too often the storage industry has met their needs for reduced scale and increased affordability with a significantly compromised feature set," said Mark Peters, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "The new AMS products from Hitachi turn such old-fashioned notions on their head, providing mid-sized storage systems that blend advanced functionality and affordability with flexibility and ease of use. Hitachi's innovative combination of a SAS backend with an advanced active-active controller is what underpins the systems' extensive capabilities, which users can access via a straightforward GUI.”

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