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Hitachi Data Systems Appoints Solutions Director for APAC

  • 05 February, 2007 09:47

<p>SYDNEY, 5 February, 2007 – Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today announced the appointment of Vivekanand Venugopal as director of Solutions and Products director for Asia Pacific. Vivekanand will play a key role in providing pre-sales teams across the region with best practices to help companies meet business needs by leveraging storage solutions from Hitachi Data Systems and its partners.</p>
<p>These storage solutions will help customers match business application requirements to Hitachi storage system attributes precisely to address performance, availability, and scalability. This will enable customers to boost business performance at lower cost of ownership. The solutions will deliver on Hitachi’s strategic initiatives including Tiered Storage, Storage Management, and Business Continuity, Content and File Services and Data Protection solutions.</p>
<p>Vivekanand brings to the role strong technical expertise and a sound understanding of Hitachi Data Systems’ products, services and strategic software initiatives. He joined Hitachi Data Systems, India in 2001 as business development manager, and later handled sales across India.</p>
<p>In 2004, he was responsible for driving the storage management solution business line across Asia Pacific. Prior to this role he was sales director, Software Solutions for Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Hitachi Data Systems, Vivekanand worked with a storage integration company based in Bangalore, India.</p>
<p>“I am pleased to announce the promotion of Vivekanand Venugopal,” said Michael Cremen, senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Hitachi Data Systems, “With his expertise, Vivek will be instrumental in developing tools and programs to equip our teams with the necessary skills and best practices to delivery robust storage solutions that better meet client needs and expectations in the region.”</p>
<p>Said Vivekanand Venugopal. “It is an exciting time as companies continue to look at leveraging technology in a smarter way. I look forward to addressing the specialized needs of our customers here and developing our relationships through the APAC region.”</p>
<p>Vivekanand has a Graduate Degree in Computer Science and Engineering and Post Graduate Degree in Marketing Management.</p>
<p>About Hitachi Data Systems</p>
<p>Hitachi Data Systems leverages global R&amp;D resources to develop storage solutions built on industry-leading technology with the performance, availability and scalability to maximise customers' ROI and minimise their risk. By focusing on the customer's perspective as we apply the best hardware, software, and services from Hitachi and our partners, we uniquely satisfy our customers' business needs. With approximately 3,200 employees, Hitachi Data Systems conducts business through direct and indirect channels in the public, government and private sectors in over 170 countries and regions. Its customers include more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, please visit our 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 356,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2005 (ended March 31, 2006) consolidated sales totalled 9,464 billion yen ($80.9 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>© 2006, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation. Hitachi Data Systems is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a trademark and service mark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trade names, trademarks, and service marks used herein are the rightful property of their respective owners.</p>

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