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Hitachi Data Systems Names Winning Partners

  • 22 November, 2007 09:00

<p>Hitachi Data Systems, provider of Services Oriented Storage Solutions™ and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), has announced the winners of its partner awards at its annual partner conference, TrueNorth Leadership Forum in Cairns, Queensland.</p>
<p>Eight awards were presented at the gala dinner event recognising the outstanding achievements, successes and investment made by its partners over the past 12 months.</p>
<p>The 2007 winners include:</p>
<p>- Outstanding Partner of the Year: Alphawest Services</p>
<p>- Storage Champion of the Year: Jonathan Pannell – Corpnet</p>
<p>- Business Solution of the Year: CSC Australia</p>
<p>- Outstanding Achievement Award: Dataflex</p>
<p>- Global Partner of the Year: Sun Microsystems</p>
<p>- Platinum Partner of the Year: Alphawest Services</p>
<p>- Gold Partner of the Year: Corpnet</p>
<p>- Associate Partner of the Year: Hawk Integrated Systems</p>
<p>“Hitachi’s success lies clearly with the growth of our channel partner community. We are thrilled with the commitment that our partners have shown to Hitachi and this is reflected in the partner initiatives and their outstanding results of the past 12 months,” said Kerstin Baxter, Channel Director, Australia &amp; New Zealand.</p>
<p>Fifty business and technical leads from 25 different partners across ANZ turned out for three days of interactive sessions designed to provide Hitachi’s partner community with insight into Hitachi’s vision and direction as well as the opportunity to influence Hitachi’s ANZ channel strategy.</p>
<p>The event also provided an exclusive networking opportunity with their peers and access to key international executives including Lewis Winning, Vice President of Worldwide Sales Operations and Peter Smails, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing and the ANZ Management team.</p>
<p>About Hitachi Data Systems</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>About Hitachi, Ltd.</p>
<p>Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totalled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 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, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at</p>
<p>© 2007, Hitachi is a registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Hitachi Data Systems is a registered trademark and service mark of Hitachi, Ltd. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks, services marks, company names are properties of their respective owners.</p>

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