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Hitachi Vantara Marks One Year Since Launch With Significant Company Momentum

September 26, 2018

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today at Hitachi NEXT 2018 announced significant business milestones and exceptional growth across its portfolio of infrastructure, IoT and data analytics solutions over competitors such as Dell EMC, GE, HPE, IBM®, NetApp, Oracle and Siemens. Marking one year since the company’s launch, Hitachi Vantara has highlighted a number of significant achievements that contributed to its momentous year including solution updates, innovations and commitments to benefit customers and partners.

Leveraging Hitachi’s heritage of over 100 years of delivering technologies that change the world, including 119,000 worldwide patents, Hitachi Vantara has over 10,000 customers, 7,000 employees and 2,000 partners, operates in 100 countries and is trusted by 85 percent of Fortune® Global 100 companies. Hitachi Vantara serves its customers with best-in-class data management, infrastructure, content and analytics products and industrial IoT solutions for a number of industries, including financial services and insurance, government, industrials and manufacturing, telecom and transportation.

“Hitachi Vantara’s growth is accelerated by the sense of urgency of leading companies around the globe to quickly innovate and transform by unlocking the power of their data,” said Brian Householder, CEO of Hitachi Vantara. “Our one-year anniversary marks an important milestone for Hitachi Vantara as we continue to expand our portfolio and partner with our customers to drive outcomes for business and society.”

Product Innovations and Corporate Leadership

-- In July, Hitachi Vantara announced the intent to acquire REAN Cloud, reinforcing the company’s ability to accelerate and secure enterprise cloud adoption across multicloud environments, and strengthen its ability to manage and operate traditional applications as well as emerging workloads in artificial intelligence and machine learning. -- In May, Hitachi Vantara announced innovations to drive data center modernization with new high-performance storage systems with integrated cross-platform, AI-powered analytics and IT automation software, paired with the industry’s broadest 100 percent data availability guarantee. -- Also in May and on the heels of the launch of Pentaho 8.0, the company announced Pentaho 8.1 with expanded multicloud data integration with Google Cloud Platform. -- In March, the company announced machine learning model management, an innovation introduced by Hitachi Labs, to enable organizations to put models into production faster, maximize model accuracy while in production, and collaborate and govern model operations at scale. -- In January, Hitachi Vantara announced the promotion of two key executives, Brian Householder, CEO, and Scott Kelly, COO and chief transformation officer. -- Additionally, the company welcomed key hires that expanded the senior leadership team, including Hans-Peter Klaey, chief revenue officer; Brad Surak, chief product and strategy officer; Mark Ablett, SVP of global go-to-market strategy; Sanjay Chikarmane, SVP of product management for IoT and analytics; Daniel Chong, SVP and GM, Asia Pacific; Gerry Leitão, VP of managed services & global delivery; John Magee, VP of portfolio marketing; John Murphy, VP of global solutions offerings; Bill Schmarzo, CTO of IoT and data analytics; Guido Schroeder, SVP of engineering; Mike McQuaid, SVP of data analytics sales; Kimberly King, VP of partner programs and strategy; and John Tzioufas, SVP and GM, Americas.

Customer Momentum

-- Over the past year, Hitachi Vantara has established relationships with more than 1,000 new customers including Health City, a healthcare-focused economic development organization in Canada, MyRepublic, a telecommunications operator in the Asia Pacific region, and one of Germany’s central government agencies in partnership with IT Novum. These companies have chosen Hitachi Vantara solutions over competitive offerings to speed digital transformation and deliver exceptional customer experiences. -- Hitachi Vantara also continues to partner with more than 10,000 existing customers from around the world in a variety of industries including Aldo, CERN, City of Las Vegas, CPFL Energia, Nasdaq, SFS Group and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

Partner Ecosystem Enablement and Expansion

-- Over the past year, Hitachi Vantara strengthened its ecosystem by adding new cloud, data analytics and IoT partners and expanding existing relationships to support digital transformation across the globe. This included expanded collaborations with CGI, Cognizant, Dicker Data, Hong Co Technology, NxtGen, SVA and Tech Data. -- In April, Hitachi Vantara launched a new simplified and agile Hitachi Vantara Partner Program that acknowledges an ever-changing marketplace, the new vision and strategy for Hitachi Vantara, and the transformations underway at our partner organizations. -- With partners like Arrow, Consiliant Technologies, Milestone Systems and DigitalCom, Hitachi Vantara continues to take large strides in the Smart Cities space. Earlier this month, the company also announced a partnership with the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance.

Supporting Customer QuotesUri Shavit, executive vice president, chief information officer, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange“The modern data center needs skilled and passionate people who can be trusted and relied upon – whether those are employees or partners. The data center is right at the heart of everything we do and needs to keep evolving and improving our efficiency so we can operate faster and without interruption. That’s one of the reasons we have been working with Hitachi for more than a decade. They have a great understanding of our business and systems and the latest Hitachi technology is providing greater automation and faster recovery times so that our data – and business – is protected no matter what.”

Michael Sherwood, director of technology innovation, City of Las Vegas“The City of Las Vegas uses Hitachi Smart Spaces and Video Intelligence to gain valuable data about bike, transit, foot, and vehicle traffic, as well as parking and public safety. This supports our smart city goals to improve efficiency, diversify our economy and drive innovation.”

Patrick Bichler, head of infrastructure, corporate IT, SFS Group“With Hitachi Vantara’s converged infrastructure solution we have created an outstanding basis for the future of development in our private cloud. This was made possible by the tireless commitment of all project participants. This shows how important good and partner-like cooperation is.”

Industry Recognition

-- Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays -- Gartner 2018 Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays -- Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Industrial IoT Platforms -- Gartner 2018 Critical Capabilities for Object Storage -- IDC MarketScape 2018 for Worldwide Object-Based Storage -- Forrester Wave Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018 -- 2018 Stratus Award for Cloud Computing: Private Cloud Provider -- 2018 Fortress Cyber Security Awards: Regulatory Compliance -- IoT Breakthrough’s 2018 IoT Innovation Award: Enterprise Solution of the Year -- Frost & Sullivan 2017 Hall of Fame Award: Global Media and Entertainment Storage Customer Value Leadership

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About Hitachi NEXT 2018NEXT 2018 is the premier event for the digital revolution. It’s for data-driven innovators who lead the transformation in their industry. They lead with clear insights drawn from their own data to make the right decisions for the best results. Data changes the way the world works, advancing business and even society itself. There can never be too much data and it can never come too quickly if organizations manage, govern, mobilize and analyze it effectively. At NEXT 2018, leaders see what’s next for their data in IT, operational technology and the internet of things, from Hitachi and our many partners. They bring back insights and strategies they can use right away to transform their businesses and build them for tomorrow. At NEXT 2018 we change the way the world works. NEXT 2018 is held September 25-27 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. For more information and to register, please visit HitachiNEXT.com.

About Hitachi Vantara Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at www.HitachiVantara.com. Connect With Hitachi Vantara

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About Hitachi, Ltd.Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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