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Hitachi takes aim at IoT, cloud, data center and analytics

New entity Hitachi Vantara targets IoT for enterprises in verticals including manufacturing, financial services, government, transportation and telecommunications

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has announced the launch of Hitachi Vantara, a new business entity which will focus on the delivery of data-driven solutions for commercial and industrial enterprises.

This new company will unify the operations of Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Insight Group and Pentaho into a single integrated business as Hitachi Vantara, the company said. The new entity will combine Hitachi’s expertise in both operational technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT).

“Hitachi has been helping customers harness the power of their data to support meaningful business action for years. Now as the world is being transformed by digital tools and processes, we are unifying our strongest digital solutions companies together as a new Hitachi company that delivers exponential business impact for our customers and the betterment of society,” said Hitachi president and CEO Toshiaki Higashihara. “The formation of Hitachi Vantara underscores Hitachi’s commitment to collaborative creation with customers and partners, and being a true innovation partner for the era of IoT.”

Hitachi Vantara highlighted it will continue to provide infrastructure and analytics technologies that enterprises require for their mission-critical data in their data centers and in the cloud. The new company also said that it is targeting the emerging IoT market opportunity.

Hitachi Vantara will focus on the development of strategic software and services solutions, including Hitachi smart data center software and services, Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform, and Hitachi co-creation services. The firm’s IoT platform Lumada has been fully updated with enhanced artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and advanced analytics capabilities, the company said.

The Japanese company also said it will focus on serving global Fortune 1000 companies in a number of industries including financial services and insurance, government, manufacturing, telecom, and transportation.

“No other company brings together more than a century of operational technology expertise with informational technology trusted in the world’s most demanding enterprise environments,” said Hitachi Vantara CEO, Ryuichi Otsuki. “Hitachi Vantara capitalizes on this unique combination by creating solutions that meet the needs of an increasingly connected world.”


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