October 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Global Partnership Delivers Simplified Data Management and Maximized Storage Efficiency for Enterprise Customers

Bangalore, October 18, 2007 — CommVault® (NASD: CVLT) today announced that it has added the Simpana™ 7.0 software suite of products to its OEM agreement with Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), for CommVault’s industry-leading data protection software suite, CommVault Simpana™ 7.0. Available immediately from Hitachi as the new Hitachi Data Protection Suite 7.0 Powered by CommVault®, this software is a powerful solution designed to improve the performance, availability and security of enterprise customers’ data storage assets, while reducing storage complexity, administrative overhead and operating costs. Today's news marks an extension to the existing worldwide OEM agreement the companies forged in March, 2005.

Commenting on today’s announcement, John Mansfield, senior vice president, Global Solutions Strategy and Development, Hitachi Data Systems said, “Building on the worldwide success of our partnership with CommVault, we are delivering an integrated solution that represents the combined synergies of Hitachi’s industry-leading storage systems and CommVault’s sophisticated data protection software. The Hitachi Data Protection Suite 7.0 enables enterprise customers to securely store, manage and retrieve their business-critical data, and ensures that valuable resources are focused on the business rather than managing storage environments.”

The Hitachi Data Protection Suite 7.0 Powered by CommVault®
Regulatory compliance and mitigating exposure to risk are two of the most pressing requirements facing IT organizations today. The Hitachi Data Protection Suite 7.0 offers several advanced capabilities to align with these important business priorities including smart client back-up, enterprise-wide search and discovery, single instance store (SIS), high-performance content indexing, data classification, expanded security and advanced encryption features. Unlike competitive point products, the Hitachi Data Protection Suite 7.0 is a truly integrated software solution that enables customers to gain greater visibility across their entire storage environment, including backup, archive and online data assets, which vastly improves storage utilization, service level agreements, and risk management.

Leveraging the advanced functionality of Hitachi storage systems, the Hitachi Data Protection Suite 7.0 benefits customers by delivering snapshot-assisted backup, snapshot management and rapid data movement, which improves data availability while also dramatically lowering management expenditures.

“CommVault’s Simpana 7.0 software suite is a bold step forward in helping transform the way users access, leverage and interact with corporate data,” said David West, CommVault’s vice president of business development and marketing. “With the new features and disk-based enhancements in CommVault Simpana, Hitachi Data Protection Suite 7.0 can help IT professionals address the issues behind the growing cost and complexity of their storage environments. Our relationship with Hitachi Data Systems allows us to jointly expand our leadership in this market.”

As a leading provider of systems and software solutions targeting patient safety and operational efficiency in healthcare facilities, Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) utilizes the Hitachi Data Protection Suite 7.0 to protect and manage its data stored on Hitachi storage systems.

“Our goal is to streamline access to our corporate data and provide consistency, security and high levels of reliability while maximizing our IT resources and budget,” said Jorge Taborga, vice president and CIO, Omnicell. “Hitachi Data Protection Suite 7.0 will continue to help us improve the availability of our data.”

About Hitachi Data Systems
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation provides Services Oriented Storage Solutions that enable heterogeneous storage to be dynamically provisioned according to business needs and centrally managed via industry-leading Hitachi storage virtualization software. As an integral part of the Hitachi Storage Solutions Group, Hitachi Data Systems delivers storage infrastructure platforms, storage management software, and storage consulting services through direct and indirect channels in over 170 countries and regions. Its customers include nearly 60-percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

About CommVault®
A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information ManagementTM solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault’s exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault’s SimpanaTM software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Information about CommVault is available at CommVault’s corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States. (cvlt-pt)