Storage provider Hitachi (News - Alert) recently revealed it is joining the VMware vCloud Datacenter Services program to help accelerate the deployment of hybrid cloud services.
This partnership expands on the companies’ strategic alliance in the storage business dated back to 2004. Since then, they have worked together to promote collaboration in a variety of fields such as the development of IT platform products, cloud, and utilization of big data.
VMware vCloud Datacenter Services offer enterprise-class hybrid cloud services to multiple countries around the world. Under this service, Hitachi plans to offer VMware vCloud Datacenter Services as a part of the Hitachi cloud solution in fiscal year 2013.
Masaya Watanabe, vice president and executive officer, chief strategy officer of Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Information & Telecommunication Systems Group, Hitachi, said in a statement, “By joining the VMware vCloud Datacenter Services program, we can provide highly reliable, secure and optimized hybrid cloud services to our customers.”
Additionally, the twosome have decided to work toward the development of future cloud services by implementing R&D, market and sales activities.
As part of Hitachi’s ambition to provide reliable and trusted hybrid cloud solutions on a global scale, the company will open a VMware Competency Center in December 2012 in Yokohama City, Kanagawa. The company will also expand its footprint by marketing and selling in the cloud services market.
Gary Green, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware, concluded, “Hitachi and VMware have had a longstanding partnership, and we are pleased to expand our strategic partnership with them. VMware vCloud Datacenter Services offered by Hitachi will give global customers the ability to use enterprise-class cloud services that are reliable, scalable and secure."
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Edited by Jamie Epstein