Philip Townsend

Hitachi Data Systems Completes oXya Acquisition.

Blog Post created by Philip Townsend on Mar 31, 2015

One of the most exciting elements of working for a company like Hitachi is the opportunity to be part of a global organization with the vision and capability to address real world challenges. Hitachi calls the resulting achievements, “Social Innovation.”. 

The past year I had pleasure to team with global Hitachi colleagues on a number of initiatives to extend our capabilities and portfolio of managed cloud services and increase expertise to enable Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Solutions in SAP and SAP HANA environments -- all in support of making Hitachi’s Social Innovation vision a reality.


Our February announcement  was met with enthusiasm from press  (see Intent to Acquire , SAP Happy) and customers alike, and we are excited to see this momentum continue.


Today marks a milestone in our journey. I am so pleased to share that we officially closed acquisition of oXya, a leader in solutions and cloud services for SAP.  oXya comes to us as a community of over 500 talented professionals who have garnered top customer satisfaction accolades for over 17 years.


So what can we expect?


SAP-as-a-service solutions will expand our portfolio beyond our existing infrastructure services of backup-, storage-, and compute-as-a-service solutions.  Applications as a service such as these are frequent requests from our customers. Further, applications are also the bridge into analytics services and Social Innovation solutions. The additional capabilities brought in by oXya will encourage more engagement with systems integrators and other members of the Hitachi ecosystem. Altogether, the acquisition of oXya helps HDS bring more value to our customers and be more competitive in the market.


The oXya team will join the HDS Global Services organization. We will retain the existing business model and accelerate it by adding new services capabilities that will expand our position in cloud services. We will strengthen the growth and success of HDS in this space by building out the oXya services capabilities and by using the global sales and marketing expertise of HDS and our partners.


oXya is headquartered in Paris, France, and has offices around the world, including Belgium, Canada, China, France, the UK, and the United States. In the coming months, we look forward to sharing with you more details on expansion, plus customer and partner response.


This merger and acquisition was made possible by the hard work of a lot of Hitachi and oXya team members, along with a number of key partners around the world, including Wells Fargo Securities and Gide. Please join me in welcoming the global oXya team to the HDS family and let us know your thoughts about today's great news.


At a recent oXya employee town hall, I had the chance to connect with the oXya team and share in the enthusiastic welcome of oXya to the HDS family.

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