Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT/ TSE: 6501), today announced that it will expand its family of blade and rack server products for the enterprise market. The forthcoming Hitachi Compute Systems will be based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family introduced today by Intel Corporation. “By leveraging the new Intel Xeon processor E5 family, upcoming Hitachi Compute Systems will feature faster performance, higher density and greater energy efficiency,” said Roberto Basilio, vice president, Infrastructure Platforms Product Management, Hitachi Data Systems. “Hitachi Compute Systems offer innovative designs with unique advantages in scalability, flexible I/O configuration and high availability. They are ideal servers upon which to build converged data center solutions. Seamless management integration with Hitachi Data Systems storage and data networking components give customers an easy operational interface. This saves costs, reduces errors and allows faster, more effective deployment and management of virtual IT environments – all of which create greater efficiencies across the data center.” Hitachi Compute Systems are built upon a solid foundation of more than 50 years of R&D innovation and leadership in the enterprise server market. Hitachi Data Systems sells Hitachi Compute Blade and Hitachi Compute Rack servers based on Intel Xeon processors globally. They are part of an expanding portfolio of pre-tested converged data center solutions that offers tight integration between Hitachi storage, compute and industry-standard data networking systems. This integration delivers significant advantages in enterprise-class reliability, deployment speed, performance and management compared to loosely coupled solutions offered by other vendors that require significantly more time to configure and manage. Organizations can deploy applications faster and with more predictability because Hitachi Data Systems converged data center solutions are pre-configured and optimized for leading applications such as Microsoft® Exchange 2010, SAP HANA™ and solutions with VMware. Hitachi converged data center solutions drive operational efficiencies that can reduce costs and improve centralized management of enterprise application implementations.
Hitachi (NYSE:HIT) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $63.44, above its previous 52-week high of $63.17 with 8,582 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 60,800 shares over the past 30 days.