SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 21, 2012--Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced a new embedded OEM agreement with VMware to further scale customers’ IT infrastructures and accelerate their cloud deployments. With the expanded partnership, Hitachi Data Systems will bundle VMware cloud infrastructure software and sell individual software licenses to provide organizations with complete, converged infrastructure solutions, services and support. These offerings will help organizations to effectively and easily build and manage their physical and virtual data center initiatives. HDS will spotlight its virtualization and cloud technologies in VMware environments and feature demonstrations and breakout sessions at VMworld ® 2012, August 26-30, at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
“Customers want a fully virtualized IT infrastructure that helps them scale and be agile while lowering costs,” said Mike Walkey, senior vice president, Global Partners and Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems. “This agreement is significant because it allows Hitachi Data Systems to manage support of the HDS and VMware components, and provide customers with the reliability and expertise they’ve come to know from both HDS and VMware. This integrated foundation for customers’ growing VMware environments helps them realize their data center or cloud investments.”
“VMware and Hitachi Data Systems share a vision to help customers deliver adaptive, high performing and reliable IT services,” said Scott Aronson, senior vice president, Global Channels and Alliances, VMware. “The combination of reliable, high-performance server and storage technologies from HDS, coupled with VMware’s extensive virtualization and cloud infrastructure expertise will provide customers with a solution to further reduce IT costs and protect their existing investments.”
The enhanced OEM agreement enables HDS to resell VMware cloud infrastructure technologies such as VMware vSphere®, VMware vCloud® Director, VMware vCenter™ Server and VMware View® to support virtual desktop infrastructure deployments, as well as VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager and the VMware vShield™ product family. The agreement strengthens the long-standing HDS and VMware partnership.
Since 2002, Hitachi Data Systems and VMware have delivered innovative, end-to-end virtualization for storage consolidation, backup and archiving, business continuity and storage management. As an Elite-level partner in the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program, and a VMware Ready™ program partner, HDS bridges the gap between server and storage infrastructures in customers' data centers. HDS also helps customers optimize the operational efficiency and resiliency of their IT environments to save significant costs.
About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems provides best-in-class information technologies, services and solutions that deliver compelling customer ROI, unmatched return on assets (ROA) and demonstrable business impact. With a vision that IT must be virtualized, automated, cloud-ready and sustainable, Hitachi Data Systems offers solutions that improve IT costs and agility. With more than 5,800 employees worldwide, Hitachi Data Systems does business in more than 100 countries and regions. Hitachi Data Systems products, services and solutions are trusted by the world’s leading enterprises, including more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100 and more than 80 percent of the Fortune Global 100. Hitachi Data Systems believes that data drives our world – and information is the new currency. To learn more, visit: http://www.hds.com.