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7/21/2015

HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF KUBERNETES ON THE HITACHI UNIFIED COMPUTE PLATFORM

Hitachi UCP Converged Infrastructure Provides Container Orchestration as the First Enterprise Infrastructure Platform Available for Kubernetes

OSCON 2015 – PORTLAND, Ore. – July 21, 2015 --- Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced support and community validation of Kubernetes on Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) converged infrastructure systems, providing a proven enterprise-class private cloud infrastructure for developers and customers to orchestrate and run container-based applications with a full microservices architecture. Hitachi introduced the first UCP solutions in 2010, with enterprise support and end-to-end integration with industry-leading software from VMware, SAP and Microsoft. Kubernetes now joins the list of solutions validated to run on our enterprise UCP platform.

With this announcement Hitachi has validated Kubernetes and VMware running side-by-side on the UCP platform, providing an enterprise solution for container-based applications and traditional virtualized workloads. UCP provides the ideal platform to leverage the power of Kubernetes to orchestrate container-based workloads with migration capabilities.

The Hitachi Unified Compute Platform is an enterprise-class converged infrastructure system that is proven to provide five-nines service levels with the industry’s highest recovery time objectives for site-to-site replication, failover and recovery as a turnkey solution. UCP provides the best infrastructure platform for enterprise applications and workloads to move seamlessly from test/dev environments to highly scalable production deployments with predictable performance and high availability. The UCP portfolio helps customers rapidly and more easily support core-to-edge IT workloads. The UCP family, with industry leading Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Director infrastructure automation software, allows customers to drive operational efficiencies through rapid deployment and provisioning of infrastructure for managing an agile data center, prepared to change workloads to match business needs.

The combined infrastructure orchestration of UCP Director and power of Kubernetes can reduce costs by eliminating error-prone manual tasks and decoupling application dependencies, thereby accelerating software development for businesses and speeding time-to-market.

OSCON 2015

Hitachi Data Systems will participate in the Kubernetes launch event at this week’s Open Source Convention (OSCON), July 20-24, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and Social Innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value – what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world’s data. Only Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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Kevin Komiega
Hitachi Data Systems
978-834-6898
Kevin.Komiega@hds.com