For the last five years, Hitachi Data Systems has been following a three-step vision and strategy that was defined by our CEO, Jack Domme, which he first presented at an Executive Advisory Board in August 2010.
The foundation for this vision and strategy starts with a continuous infrastructure that enables the non-disruptive access to data, applications, and information over a virtualized infrastructure. The second step was a content management system for structured and unstructured data, that could scale from edge, to core, to public cloud and be accessible anywhere, any time, over any device. The third step was information intelligence that can aggregate, identify, and analyze the data and information served up by the infrastructure and content management.
Our storage, server, virtualization and converged solutions give our customers a solid infrastructure platform. Our content management system built around Hitachi Content Platform gives our users a complete solution from secure file sync/share on mobile devices, remote self service edge filers, core content repositories, to private clouds and hybrid/public clouds, all under one management.
Industry analysts like Gartner, Forrester and influencers like The Register and Storage Switzerland recognize our success in executing on these first two steps.
What may not be as well known is our progress on the third step, information intelligence. Aside from our success with SAP HANA on our converged UCP platform, and big data projects with our parent company like the UK Intercity “train as a service” project, not much has been publicized. That has dramatically changed in the last year. As a result of the following announcements our three step looks like this today.
Some of the key announcement links are listed below. One of major announcements was the promotion of Jack Domme our CEO to executive officer of our parent company, Hitachi Ltd. In his expanded role he will function as a representative of the Hitachi group and focus on growing the Hitachi Social Innovation business as well as allocating investments in new strategic growth areas.
When Bloomberg published an article on our engineering partnership to develop Hadoop technology with HortonWorks on February 12,
Merv Adrian of Gartner tweeted:
“Hitachi Data Systems is on fire - partnering, acquiring and generally disrupting. Will it work? We’ll have to watch”
This was before the announcement of our intent to acquire Pentaho!
The following are recent press releases that show our progress in the third step of our strategy: