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Hitachi and SAP Sign Global OEM Agreement

Expand relationship with new innovations and deeper strategic alignment

Hitachi and SAP are expanding their worldwide strategic alliance by signing a global original equipment manufacturer (global OEM) agreement that introduces plans to include SAP HANA delivered by Hitachi Data Systems.

This agreement will focus on providing future technology innovation and combined sales and marketing activities to customers worldwide. The companies plan to extend further integration in areas such as cloud computing, the SAP Real-Time Data Platform and high-performance enterprise computing. Hitachi and SAP plan to co-innovate around Hitachi’s vision for social innovation, industries, and big data expertise with SAP HANA.

This global OEM agreement, a first for SAP, enables HDS to bundle a more complete Enterprise Data Center solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) on SAP HANA.

The global collaboration is designed to bring customers from SAP, Hitachi and HDS, a more cohesive solution with a focus on SAP HANA, storage virtualization, cloud computing, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and information life-cycle management (ILM) solutions.

“Today’s announcement represents a new level of collaboration with Hitachi and HDS, underscoring our commitment to ongoing innovation with our partners for the benefit of our customers,” said Steve Lucas, President, SAP Platform Solutions. Through our expanded collaboration, customers will more easily be able to gain significant advantage with SAP HANA, which will provide them tightly integrated, innovative solutions and reduced time to market, while minimizing migration costs.”

Brian Householder, COO, Hitachi Data Systems, said, “HDS is now able to offer a tightly integrated Enterprise Data Center solution that delivers a 5X performance increase for SAP HANA over competitive offerings. This increased collaboration with SAP also results in greater OPEX and CAPEX efficiencies for customers, and sets the stage for future joint innovation between our two companies.”

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