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Hitachi Data Systems Expands alliance with Symantec to Provide Data Management and Data Protection to Clienteles Worldwide


New Delhi: Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, an exclusively possessed subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced an agreement with Symantec to resell Symantec NetBackup data protection software and Enterprise Vault information archiving software. Hitachi Data Systems cherry – picked Symantec’s information management solutions because of their proven reliability in assisting customers shield and store their critical information inside the evolving data center.

Enterprise customers from their quarter want an end-to-end solution from a single vendor to disentangle their data protection and retention glitches. Businesses from their barrio do want to know that – their data is protected now more than ever before. The escalation in big data analysis and the competitive advantage it brings along has made that data more valuable to business. Accordingly, the need to protect data is swelling along with complexity, while budgets are decreasing. With its comprehensive agreement with Symantec, HDS can now afford the best information management, software and services by leveraging the combined capabilities of the two enterprises.

“Symantec is excited to provide Hitachi Data Systems customers access to its market-leading critical data protection and information governance solutions,” alleged Brent Simon, vice president, Global Systems Integrators and Partners, Symantec. Rhetoricising that – “Symantec and HDS have worked together successfully in the field for many years, delivering enterprise-class solutions to our joint customers. This agreement extends our partnership, enabling customers to acquire a complete hardware, software and services solution for their backup and recovery and retention needs from Hitachi Data Systems.”

Symantec NetBackup and Enterprise Vault are offered to HDS customers in North and South America, EMEA and Asia Pacific through existing Hitachi TrueNorth Partners or directly from HDS. Through a phased strategy for data protection solutions, HDS and TrueNorth Partners will work with customers to build a more advanced data management-based protection and recovery solution.

“The combined solution of Enterprise Vault and Hitachi Content Platform enables customers to reduce overall storage costs, reduce backup windows, and achieve regulatory and corporate governance mandates,” held Mike Walkey, senior vice president, Global Partners and Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems. Supplementing that – “This holistic approach helps customers meet the challenges of rapid data growth and exceed service level agreements, while reducing data loss risk and management costs. Together with Symantec, we now offer a fully integrated data protection and archiving solution that customers can buy from a single source and achieve a faster time to value. It’s been tested, certified and backed by the Hitachi Data Systems global support organization to deliver the highest levels of data integrity in an efficient, easy to manage and optimized solution.”

On record, that is, today’s announcement builds on the HDS strategy to expand from its roots as the world’s most advanced data infrastructure company, to its place today as the leader in data management software, services and infrastructure. That business transformation is evidenced by recent key milestones, such as Hitachi Content Platform available on the Verizon Cloud, and just last month with an OEM agreement with SAP.


Jawed Akhtar

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