Hitachi Data Systems Corporation

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation

November 23, 2010 09:30 ET

Hitachi Information Forum 2010 Makes Canadian Stop

Industry's First 3D Scaling Storage Platform to be Unveiled to Canadian Customers; Infamous Hacker "MafiaBoy" to Share Cautionary Tale Based on Tell-All Book

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2010) -

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Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT), is holding the Canadian stop of the Hitachi Information Forum 2010 in Toronto today at the Westin Harbour Castle. Today's event featured the new Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP), the industry's first 3D scaling storage platform designed for all data types. Michael Calce, aka MafiaBoy, will deliver a cautionary tale based on his tell-all book, How I Cracked the Internet and Why It's Still Broken.

The theme of the Toronto Hitachi Information Forum is "Transforming the Data Centre." Executives from HDS, Brocade and research firm IDC will deliver presentations on issues, trends and technologies related to data centre transformation. At the heart of Hitachi Data Systems vision for data centre transformation is a single, virtualized platform for all data with the ability to manage multivendor environments.

"We are thrilled to bring the Hitachi Information Forum to Canada and share our vision of turning the data centre into the information centre with our Canadian customers and partners," says Barry Morrison, regional vice president, Hitachi Data Systems Inc. "The explosive rise in digital content stresses the IT resources of organizations of all sizes beyond their limits. Hitachi VSP is a major milestone on the road to enabling data centre transformation, and helps customers achieve increased storage asset utilization and efficiency, as well as reduced operational costs without added complexity – all to help them leverage their existing investments longer."

The Toronto Hitachi Information Forum is part of a global series of 43 educational events that are designed to bring together HDS executives, customers, partners and other industry leaders to discuss the latest innovations in information infrastructure as well as today's most pressing IT challenges.

"Internet security is one of the biggest issues for businesses today and they need to know how to protect themselves online," says Michael Calce. "I commend Hitachi Data Systems for its efforts in creating awareness about this very important subject."

The Toronto Information Forum Technology Partner sponsors include Brocade, CommVault, FalconStor, Intel and SilverPeak. The event is also sponsored by HDS Inc. Channel partners ESI Technologies, FlexITy Solutions and HighVail Systems.

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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 4,300 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:

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT)(TSE:6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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