September 8, 2008

Hitachi Data Systems to Participate at the Microsoft 360 Virtualization Launch As a Platinum Partner

 WHO:            Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), and the only provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions  WHAT:           Hitachi Data Systems is participating as a Platinum Partner at the Microsoft 360 Virtualization Launch, where Microsoft will launch its new virtualization products.  As the leading provider of services oriented storage solutions leveraging pioneering controller-based storage virtualization technology, Hitachi Data Systems is focused on delivering solutions that complement key server virtualization technologies, including Microsoft Hyper-V, to improve the operational efficiency and resilience of customers' storage infrastructures, while also increasing the return on assets.  WHEN:           Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT  WHERE:          Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th St. Bellevue, Washington 98004   (Advance registration is required) 

About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation provides Services Oriented Storage Solutions that enable heterogeneous storage to be dynamically provisioned according to business needs and centrally managed via industry-leading Hitachi storage virtualization software. As an integral part of the Hitachi Storage Solutions Group, Hitachi Data Systems delivers storage infrastructure platforms, storage management software, and storage consulting services through direct and indirect channels in over 170 countries and regions. Its customers include nearly 60-percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT) (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 390,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2007 (ended March 31, 2008) consolidated revenues totaled 11,226 billion yen ($112.2 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, logistics, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's Web site at

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