TOKYO and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - Today Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") and VMware (
- Hitachi will join the VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services program. VMware vCloud Datacenter Services offer enterprise-class hybrid cloud services to multiple countries around the world. Hitachi plans to offer VMware vCloud Datacenter Services as a part of the Hitachi cloud solution in fiscal year 2013.
- Hitachi's social innovation business initiative seeks to provide social infrastructure to support customers with highly efficient and highly reliable information and telecommunications system technologies. As one of its high-priority initiatives, Hitachi is seeking to provide reliable and trusted hybrid cloud solutions on a global scale.
- Hitachi will open a VMware Competency Center in December 2012 in Yokohama City, Kanagawa. The center aims to accelerate the development of hybrid cloud services based on VMware vCloud Datacenter Services, as well as IT platform products and services that support cloud computing. In parallel, the companies will jointly market and sell in the cloud services market.
- VMware solutions will be supported as a premium level of Hitachi Support services.
- Under the technical partnership with VMware, Hitachi will add VMware solutions to its premium level of support services. This enables customers to secure support for their business-critical cloud environments.
- Hitachi is expanding its enterprise license agreements with VMware solutions globally, and will use them across the company's global IT systems of the Hitachi Group.
Evolution of Hitachi and VMware Partnership
Hitachi and VMware have had a strategic alliance in the storage business since 2004. Since then, the companies have promoted collaboration in a variety of fields such as the development of IT platform products, cloud, and utilization of big data.
In October 2012, Hitachi Data Systems introduced new converged infrastructure offerings with servers, network and storage solutions based on VMware cloud infrastructure. These solutions enable customers to construct and operate cloud environments quickly and easily. Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Pro for VMware vSphere® is a pre-configured converged infrastructure solution that enables integrated infrastructure management from VMware vCenter™ Server to perform orchestration of the underlying physical infrastructure in addition to virtual servers. Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Select for VMware View® is a pre-validated solution with flexible servers and storage options to meet the specific needs of the customer.
Masaya Watanabe, Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Strategy Officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, Ltd.
"We are enthusiastic about the expansion of our strategic partnership with VMware. By joining the VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services program, we can provide highly reliable, secure and optimized hybrid cloud services to our customers. In addition, as we work toward the development of future cloud services, we will work together to implement R&D, market and sales activities. We are excited about the collaboration between VMware and Hitachi."
Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware
"Hitachi and VMware have had a longstanding partnership, and we are pleased to expand our strategic partnership with them. VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services offered by Hitachi will give global customers the ability to use enterprise-class cloud services that are reliable, scalable and secure."
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