Global leader: Jack Domme, CEO
Local leader: Kevin Eggleston, senior VP and GM, Asia-Pacific
Core activity: Data storage hardware, software and consulting
Revenue: US$2.9 billion (FY08-09 ended March 31)
Key customers: Air New Zealand, TelstraClear, eBay, Vita Group, TNT
One highlight of Hitachi’s year was the release of three new products in April that mark its entry into the server and network monitoring business:
the Hitachi IT Operations Analyser; the Virtual Server Reporter; and the Storage Command Portal.
The IT Operations Analyser provides a single-pane view of datacentre servers and IP networks, as well as Fibre Channel storage area networks, LANs and the storage hardware attached.
The Virtual Server Reporter provides an end-to-end view of virtualised VMware servers and their respective storage. The Storage Command Portal consolidates storage reporting within the Hitachi Storage Command Suite of management software.
In Asia, a major event was the opening of Hitachi’s new ASEAN office in February. The new Singapore facility also hosts a business solutions centre, which is a training facility and certification centre for HDS customers. HDS
executives say the company plans to invest S$10 million in the facilities and increase its Singapore headcount. Teng Fang Yih
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