Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), has announced a leap forward in its technology leadership that goes beyond storage and infrastructure to solutions for cloud, mobility, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT).

HDS solutions enable customers to simplify IT and free data from traditional hardware and location constraints, making it more accessible for all existing and new analytics-driven workloads. These new enhanced offering have been designed to help customers achieve greater levels of information access through virtualized, hyper-converged and scale-out platforms that are built to accelerate the journey to IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) through application- led, software-defined architectures. Hitachi Data Systems also announced new solutions and services to make society safer, smarter and healthier.

Combines its Hitachi heritage in operational technology (OT) with its deep domain expertise in information technology (IT), advanced data analytics and data infrastructure to deliver holistic solutions that address an array of modern IT challenges in a multitude of industries. The company made several strategic acquisitions over the past year to bolster its Social Innovation and analytics portfolio – including Avrio, oXya, Pantascene and Pentaho – and is now well positioned to help data-driven public and private sector organizations extract deeper, more sophisticated insights and unlock greater value from their data. Concurrently today, Hitachi Data Systems also announced a powerful new lineup of software-defined infrastructure solutions to simplify IT and support mission-critical workloads.

The Hitachi Data Systems Social Innovation initiative and solutions portfolio address critical business and societal challenges – including population growth and urbanization, aging public infrastructures and populations, rising healthcare costs and public safety concerns. By helping to address these issues, the company is delivering value for both businesses and societies. Leveraging its market leading data infrastructure technologies and smart analytics software foundation, Hitachi Data Systems is developing purpose-built solutions for a variety of markets that combine the power of connected devices and technologies – or the Internet of Things (IoT) – with operational technology (OT), machine-to-machine (M2M) and advanced data analytics, and best-of-breed IT infrastructure, all in a unified, fully integrated stack.

HDS in the Philippines

“These are exciting times for the Philippines, who is being hailed as a tiger economy” said Colin Tan, Managing Director for Philippines, Vietnam and Sri Lanka, Hitachi Data Systems.

According to a recent market survey from Bloomberg, the Philippines will be the second fastest growing economy in the world in 2015, second only to China.

This healthy economy is being translated into HDS sales as the Philippines contributed to 44% growth in FY14 and looking to continue that momentum with strong double digit growth in 1HFY15.

HDS will also continue to invest locally to serve its customers and partner eco-system as it broadens its solutions offerings and value to businesses and organizations.

Supporting Quotes

“The fundamentals of IT are changing. Whether it is the adoption of ‘third platform’ technologies and striking the proper balance among the different modes of IT, or the ongoing move to providing IT as a service, there is real change taking place, all while our customers are trying to move to IT as a service,” said Mark Ablett, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, Hitachi Data Systems. “Customers are looking for ways to be more agile and flexible to gain a competitive advantage. Hitachi is delivering a new generation of software-defined technologies built to support the changing needs of customer application environments to deliver on those goals and connect what works today with what’s next.”

“Hitachi Data Systems is rapidly evolving to become more than just a storage company. We are driving better business and societal outcomes for their customers through the expansion of expertise and offerings that integrate the Internet of Things, operational technology, and machine-to-machine and data analytics, which are increasingly important to organizations in both the public and private sectors,” said Sunil Chavan, Senior Director for Solution Sales-Asia Pacific, Hitachi Data Systems. “ In a world where rampant data growth and increasing IT and organizational complexity are often the culprits for stunted business growth, vendors that can streamline the path to becoming a truly data-driven organization ultimately stand to gain significant mind and market share.”

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

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