Hitachi, FalconStor Form Partnership

FalconStor Software, Inc. and Hitachi Engineering Co., Ltd. (HEC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., have formed a partnership to deliver business continuity solutions to the Japanese market.

HEC plans to offer storage management systems with FalcomStor’s IPStor data management software embedded to provide network-based storage services such as on-line snapshots, remote disaster recovery, synchronous/asynchronous mirroring, and backup/restore to its customers.

“FalconStor will bring to the partnership its innovative enterprise storage services, keeping critical corporate data highly available, and helping these businesses maintain 24 hours x 365 days operations,” said Mr. Kazuyoshi Nagata, HEC president. “This relationship reflects HEC’s continuing commitment to meet the growing corporate demand for storage systems with high reliability, performance and manageability. We are pleased to partner with FalconStor.”

“HEC’s extensive IT service capability and their relationship with the business community enable them to leverage IPStor to build a robust and high-available network storage architecture which offers continuous access to information–a critical factor for every enterprise,” said ReiJane Huai, FalconStor chairman and CEO. “FalconStor will continue to drive its commitment to providing fully interoperable, highly scalable solutions through strategic partnerships with leading IT vendors such as HEC.”

In related news, FalconStor announced the appointment of Mr. Akihiko Motai as country manager of FalconStor Japan.

The company said Motai will be responsible for all aspects of FalconStor operations in Japan, including sales, marketing, professional services and new business development.

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