In brief: Hitachi Data Systems opens Adelaide office

The company has appointed a new state manager to head the office

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will establish a new Adelaide office from next year to build relationships with its South Australian customer base.

The office will open on 3 January next year and will join the company’s already established offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and Wellington.

Newly appointed state manager, Chris Clarkson, will head up the office and focus on industries including resources and mining, defence and government. The company will also hire an initial three to four staff to run the office, but could not give exact numbers of expected staff hires in the future.

Clarkson previously held a similar role with Symantec, where he managed the South Australian operations in addition to a variety of sales roles in companies including Sun Microsystems, Silicon Graphics, SAS Institute and Camtech.

The company recently launched its latest virtualised storage platform, Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) and Hitachi Command Suite management software, which provides three different scaling dimensions to improve performance, capacity and connectivity on-demand, and provide compatibility for external storage from multiple vendors to complement the internal SAS-based storage.

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