VMware and Hitachi are partnering to provide enterprise-class hybrid cloud computing services around the world, building off a storage partnership the companies formed in 2004.
VMware said Hitachi will join the VMware vCloud Datacenter Services program and plans to offer the program as part of the Hitachi cloud platform in fiscal year 2013.
“As we work toward the development of future cloud services, we will work together to implement R&D, market and sales activities,” said Masaya Watanabe, Hitachi’s vice president and chief strategy officer for information and telecommunication systems.
Hitachi will also open a VMware competency center in December 2012 in Yokohama City to continue development of hybrid cloud services based on VMware vCloud Datacenter Services.
The Center will also work on information technology platform products and services that support cloud computing, which the companies will jointly market and sell in the cloud services market.
Hitachi is also expanding its enterprise license agreements with VMware and will use them across the company“™s global IT systems of the Hitachi Group.