Hitachi Data Systems

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Hitachi Data Systems

A leading provider of high-end storage hardware, software and services. Part of the Information Systems & Telecommunications Division of Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) was founded in 1989 when Hitachi and EDS acquired National Advanced Systems (NAS) from National Semiconductor.

NAS was formed in 1979 when National Semiconductor took over Itel's Computer Products Group, which had been selling National's IBM-compatible mainframes. Later, NAS ceased manufacturing and marketed systems from Hitachi. For many years, Hitachi sold IBM-compatible mainframes, but later exited the business. See Hitachi-LG Data Storage and HGST.

An HDS Mainframe
Hitachi Data Systems sold its Skyline series of IBM-compatible mainframes to Fortune 500 companies. (Image courtesy of Hitachi Data Systems.)
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“We at Pixcelldata are excited to become a Hitachi Data Systems Technology Alliance Partner for Healthcare and Life Sciences,” says Alan Hanley, CEO, Pixcelldata.
"Under conditions of shrinking budgets, organizational change and increased competition, enterprises are being challenged to make information both available and secure while their IT organizations are asked to do more with less," said Randy DeMont, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Services and Support, Hitachi Data Systems. "We are solving the industry's most pressing challenges with our approach of one platform for all data, coupled with our leadership in virtualization technology.
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"Hitachi TrueCopy Remote Replication and Hitachi Universal Replicator are among our flexible and customizable selection of business continuity technologies that address our customers' most stringent requirements for operational resilience and disaster recovery," said Asim Zaheer, vice president of product and competitive marketing, Hitachi Data Systems. "We've worked closely with Riverbed to test the joint solution that addresses the performance challenges enterprises encounter during DR operations between datacenters.
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