HDS said the deal expands its ability to offer an end to end data protection and retention solution for its enterprise customers.
Symantec vice-president global systems integrators and partners, Brent Simon, said the company is excited to offer HDS customers with access to its products.
“Symantec and HDS have worked together successfully in the field for many years, delivering enterprise-class solutions to our joint customers. This agreement extends our partnership, enabling customers to acquire a complete hardware, software and services solution for their backup and recovery and retention needs from Hitachi Data Systems.”
The products covered in the deal are available to HDS customers in North and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific through existing Hitachi TrueNorth Partners or directly from HDS.
“The combined solution of enterprise vault and Hitachi content platform enables customers to reduce overall storage costs, reduce backup windows, and achieve regulatory and corporate governance mandates,” said HDS senior vice president, global partners and alliances, Mike Walkey.
“Together with Symantec, we now offer a fully integrated data protection and archiving solution that customers can buy from a single source and achieve a faster time to value.”