RightScale Inks Reseller Deal with Hitachi Systems & Services

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One of Japan's Largest Systems Integrators Selects RightScale as Preferred Cloud Management Platform

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Hitachi Systems is a powerhouse technology solutions provider in Japan, with tremendous market reach through its 5,000 employees and 32-year track record of success

RightScale®, Inc., the leader in cloud computing management, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd to distribute and support the RightScale Cloud Management Platform in Japan. Starting April 1, Hitachi Systems & Services will promote, sell and provide a range of professional services for RightScale as part of Hitachi Systems' complete solutions for public and hybrid cloud computing.

"Hitachi Systems is a powerhouse technology solutions provider in Japan, with tremendous market reach through its 5,000 employees and 32-year track record of success," said Michael Crandell, RightScale CEO. "We are honored that Hitachi Systems has chosen to standardize on RightScale for cloud management across Japan, and we look forward to broadening awareness and adoption of RightScale through this important partnership."

Hitachi Systems & Services was established in 1978 in the Hitachi Group and is now one of the largest providers of systems integration services with approximately 5,000 total employees in Japan. Hitachi Systems & Services provides software as well as consulting, system design and implementation, and operations and on-going maintenance services to clients in a wide range of industries throughout Japan.

The RightScale Cloud Management Platform lets any organization tap the enormous power of cloud computing for scalable, cost-effective IT infrastructure on demand, with complete control and portability. The RightScale Platform dramatically reduces the time to deploy and manage applications in the cloud by offering preconfigured solutions, automation, systems management, and a repository for storing, sharing, and re-using standardized cloud components. By supporting multiple cloud infrastructures, Rightscale also enables organizations to launch business-critical applications rapidly without the risk of lock-in.

"We at Hitachi Systems are more than delighted to partner with RightScale as their first SI partner in Japan. RightScale provides automated management capabilities across various cloud platforms, which is essential to us in offering a 'Hybrid SI' solution that covers public clouds as well as private clouds. We strongly believe our partnership with RightScale will help Hitachi Systems' customers reduce costs, accelerate business and create new opportunities which could not have been realized in a traditional limited infrastructure," said Hiroshi Saijo, Division Director, Platform Solution Division at Hitachi Systems.

About RightScale
RightScale is the leader in cloud computing management. Founded in 2006, the company offers a fully automated cloud management platform that enables organizations to easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. The RightScale Cloud Management Platform is delivered as "software as a service" (SAAS) and is available in a range of editions, from the free Developer Edition to Enterprise Editions. To date, thousands of deployments and over one million servers have been launched on the RightScale platform for leading organizations such as Sony Music, Harvard University, Zynga and Sling Media. To learn more about RightScale, please go to http://www.RightScale.com.

RightScale is a registered trademark of RightScale, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Other product or company names mentioned may be trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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