Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys Help Customers Accelerate Private Cloud Deployments

Santa Clara, CA - 4 December 2012

Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Provides Best-in-Class Converged Infrastructure Optimized for Mission-Critical Applications

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), today announced that it is working with its longtime partner Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, to help customers accelerate private cloud deployments. The deployments are based on the recently announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) Select for Microsoft® Exchange Server® 2010. Customers can also leverage the converged infrastructure of storage, servers and networking provided in Hitachi UCP solutions to run Microsoft® SharePoint® applications. The Hitachi UCP family of solutions simplifies private cloud deployments by providing converged infrastructure solutions that are pre-validated for mission-critical workloads. Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys will develop joint architectures, technical training and certification programs. The two companies will also conduct collaborative sales and marketing activities worldwide. These activities will enable Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys to provide their global customers with agile and tailored enterprise-class cloud solutions that enable faster cloud deployments with far less risk.

The latest converged infrastructure solutions from Hitachi Data Systems bring predictable performance and high scalability to customers who want to adopt private clouds. The solutions also ensure up to 99.999 percent availability of applications and services. Leveraging the Hitachi converged infrastructure for Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint, Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys are able to offer in-premise cloud and third-party data center hosting with massive scalability – up to 96,000 mailboxes – and high availability through Mailbox Availability Group (DAG), N+1 server failover and enterprise-class RAID protection.

“Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys have a long history of collaboration. We are pleased to take our relationship to the next level by delivering the latest Hitachi Data Systems converged infrastructure solutions to help our mutual customers around the world to deploy enterprise-class private clouds that reduce complexity and management costs,” said Bruce Chumley, vice president, Worldwide Channel and Alliance Sales, Hitachi Data Systems. “As organizations continue to look for ways to simplify cloud adoption without assuming any added risk, Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys will provide the solutions and services that are essential to helping these customers continue to transform their data centers.”

“Our customers are looking for new and innovative storage solutions to help them address complex, fragmented cloud environments,” said Vishnu Bhat, vice president and global head of Cloud, Infosys. “Infosys can help accelerate time-to-market of cloud services by up to 40 percent, improve productivity by up to 20 percent and achieve cost savings of up to 30 percent, and the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform solution family lets us expand these benefits and reduce IT complexities even further.”

Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys Global Partnership Highlights

Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys have been working together as partners for more than a decade and are now also collaborating to provide:

  • Solution Development: Architect and create converged solutions for cloud environments, including Microsoft Lync®, Exchange, SharePoint, and Cisco UCS migrations. Hitachi Data Systems and Infosys plan to broaden the converged solutions offering to include solutions for big data and content management in the future.
  • Training and Certification Programs: Offer new training and technology certification programs for Hitachi Data Systems storage technology.
  • Joint Sales Enablement: Serve a broad range of enterprise customers with industry-leading storage and IT solutions through joint sales and marketing programs.

Through its global partnership, Hitachi Data Systems also supports the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub. Announced in August 2012, the Infosys Cloud Ecosystem Hub provides comprehensive solutions that enable enterprises to create, adopt and govern cloud services across multiple environments.

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