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HDS' Yoshida to head DSI Scientific Advisory Board

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd, today announced that Hubert Yoshida, vice president and chief technology officer of the company, has been appointed chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Data Storage Institute (DSI), a research and development organization based in Singapore.

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DSI is part of the country’s Agency for science, technology and research, and serves as a vital node in a global community of knowledge generation and innovation, nurturing research talent and capabilities for world class R&D in next-generation technologies, HDS said in a press release.

As chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board, Yoshida will lead the team’s initiatives in reviewing and developing DSI’s technology roadmaps, and identifying relevant research programs and activities to achieve DSI’s research goals.

HDS said this announcement underscores Yoshida’s role as a storage industry and virtualization thought leader. Widely regarded as an industry luminary, he has been helping to lead innovation throughout the storage and information technology industries for more than 35 years.

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In October of 2006, Byte and Switch named him one of “Storage Networking’s Heaviest Hitters” and most recently, his blog, titled “Hu’s Blog”, was ranked among the “top 10 most influential” within the storage industry by Network World.

Yoshida has authored several papers on storage area networks (SANs), Fibre Channel, multi-protocol SANs and storage virtualization technologies. He has also served on the advisory boards of several technology companies.

“Hubert Yoshida is an acclaimed storage industry professional whose knowledge and vision are tremendous assets to the Data Storage Institute,” said Dr. Pantelis Sophoclis Alexopoulos, executive director of the Data Storage Institute.

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“We are privileged to have Mr. Yoshida serve as chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board. Our organization will benefit greatly from the Board’s guidance on the development of our technology roadmaps and recommendations for future research programs,” he said.

Yoshida said he is honored to serve as chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the DSI. “It’s the work of organizations like DSI that contributes greatly to fostering innovation and new technology breakthroughs. I am excited to offer my knowledge and insight to help steer these efforts forward.”

As the VP of Hitachi Data Systems, currently Yoshida is responsible for defining the company’s technical direction and leads the company's efforts to help customers address their data life cycle requirements around compliance, governance and operational risk issues.

HDS said he was instrumental in evangelizing the unique Hitachi Data Systems approach to storage virtualization, which leverages existing storage services within the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform® and extends it to externally attached, heterogeneous storage systems.

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