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Hitachi and VMware Expand Strategic Partnership
Hitachi to Join VMware vCloud(R) Datacenter Services Program; Collaboration Aims to Provide Reliable and Trusted Hybrid Cloud Solutions
By: Marketwired .
Nov. 15, 2012 08:00 AM
TOKYO and PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/12 -- Today Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") and VMware (NYSE: VMW) announced the expansion of their strategic partnership to accelerate the deployment of reliable and trusted hybrid cloud solutions. As part of this partnership expansion, Hitachi plans to join the VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services program.
Evolution of Hitachi and VMware Partnership
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."
About Hitachi Ltd.
For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
VMware, VMware vCenter, VMware View, VMware vCloud and VMware vSphere are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective organizations. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.
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