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Hitachi Data Systems And Verizon Pave The Way To Simplify Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Companies Collaborate to Deliver Increased Efficiency and Flexibility With Adaptive Cloud Tiering – Now Available Through the Verizon Cloud Marketplace

Santa Clara, CA, November 24, 2014 – Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) adaptive cloud tiering for Verizon Cloud is now available on the Verizon Cloud Marketplace. HCP adaptive cloud tiering for Verizon Cloud brings the power of a tightly integrated enterprise-cloud model together with the sophistication and flexibility of Hitachi enterprise content management. HDS will provide a first of its kind comprehensive implementation and support service via the Verizon Marketplace to assist Verizon Cloud customers in deploying optimal tiering configurations quickly, thus helping to automate and efficiently manage their ever growing volumes of structured and unstructured data.

Hitachi adaptive cloud tiering technology allows organizations to easily transition from traditional IT to private clouds, from private clouds to hybrid clouds, and from hybrid clouds to public clouds. HCP adaptive cloud tiering for Verizon Cloud gives customers increased business agility, secure data access for reduced business risk, cost optimization through automation, and the flexibility to scale cloud consumption up or down as needed. With HCP, customers can easily create service plans that automatically move selected data to and from Verizon Cloud storage services. Data can also be compressed and encrypted before being sent to the Verizon Cloud while local copies of data can be retained for performance, analytics and other operations.

“Verizon Cloud Marketplace is designed to meet the requirements of enterprise customers by providing one-stop access to the cloud-based applications required to enable their business operations,” said Siki Giunta, senior vice president of cloud services, Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “Working with companies such as Hitachi Data Systems and others across the cloud ecosystem, we will continue to expand the number of pre-certified cloud application to streamline the cloud purchasing process and help enterprises improve efficiency and deployment cycles.”

“Together, Hitachi Data Systems and Verizon help customers harness the power of the cloud while ensuring that their critical application workloads and data management directives perform at their best,” said Mike Walkey, senior vice present, Global Partners and Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems. “Since the inception of hybrid cloud, data management has been difficult to guarantee. By using the power of Hitachi Data Systems and Verizon Cloud, customers can simplify the path to hybrid cloud services.”

The Verizon Cloud Marketplace is a robust cloud ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies that runs on its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing platform, offering customers a ”pay-as-you-go” cloud adoption model with pre-built applications that are certified to operate in the Verizon Cloud Compute and Verizon Cloud Storage environments. As a result, IT staff regains the time and effort required to configure, deploy and tune applications, speeding innovation cycles with easy, predictable deployments of new cloud-based services and applications.

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