Hitachi has flagged a fresh focus on targeting top tier enterprises following the launch of its new Vantara brand, a new entity made up of the Japanese technology conglomerate’s Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho businesses.
The Tokyo-headquartered firm’s new business entity is aimed at leverage the broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across Hitachi Group’s companies in a bid to deliver data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises.
The new business, which will focus on serving global Fortune 1000 companies, adopts an essentially global presence in all the markets Hitachi Data Systems and the company’s associated businesses operate, including Australia and New Zealand.
It remains to be seen how the merger of the three entities will affect Hitachi’s employee footprint and broader operations in the local market.
Regardless, rolling Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group, and Pentaho into a single integrated business sees the company work to capitalise on its social innovation capability in both operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT).
It is hoped that by combining Hitachi’s background in OT with its IT products and solutions, Hitachi Vantara will give customers a “powerful, collaborative partner in data”.
At the same time, Hitachi Vantara will continue to provide infrastructure and analytics technologies to enterprises for mission-critical data in data centers, in the cloud and at the edge.
The new company is also targeting the emerging internet of things (IoT) market opportunities.
Hitachi said its Vantara business will continue to develop Hitachi’s data management and analytics technologies, including its data infrastructure, storage and compute solutions, and Pentaho software.
It will also drive the development of strategic software and services solutions, including Hitachi Smart Data Center software and services, Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform, and Hitachi co-creation services.
“Hitachi Vantara marks a monumental change for Hitachi as we continue to advance our unified corporate vision of Social Innovation,” said Hitachi president and CEO, Toshiaki Higashihara. “Hitachi has been helping customers harness the power of their data to support meaningful business action for years.
“Now as the world is being transformed by digital tools and processes, we are unifying our strongest digital solutions companies together as a new Hitachi company that delivers exponential business impact for our customers and the betterment of society.
“The formation of Hitachi Vantara underscores Hitachi’s commitment to collaborative creation with customers and partners, and being a true innovation partner for the era of IoT,” he said.