Enhancing Business Strategy in the Digital Human Resource Development and Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Fields
August 10, 2022
Hitachi Systems, Ltd.
Tokyo, August 10, 2022 --- Hitachi Systems, Ltd. ("Hitachi Systems"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that in July 2022, they entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services Inc. ("AWS") to expand the range of managed services offered.
This new three-year strategic collaboration agreement will allow Hitachi Systems to incorporate the agility, scalability, and security of AWS cloud services into the managed services Hitachi Systems provides. This will help customers achieve the goal of Digital Transformation (DX) faster. Furthermore, several experts from Hitachi Systems have achieved the status of "AWS Partner Ambassadors," "APN AWS Top Engineers," and "APN ALL AWS Certifications Engineers". Within three years, Hitachi Systems plans to increase the number of AWS certifications by more than 1,000, so they can deliver high-quality solutions to rapidly satisfy the more diverse requirements of customers in all industries. As a result of these efforts, Hitachi Systems aim for ten billion yen of new sales in AWS-related businesses over the next three years.
Upon entering into this agreement, Hitachi Systems will increase efforts to promote the acquisition of AWS certifications and strive to develop digital human resources. This is set to bolster public cloud service systems, allow customers to rapidly perform lift and shift cloud migration through Gateway for Business Cloud*1, and aid the creation of new services.
When creating new services, Hitachi Systems will promote the development of platforms that utilize AWS for "Prevention of Aggravation" and "Digital Therapeutics (DTx)*2" as part of their business strategy in the pharmaceutical and healthcare fields announced in August 2021.
After focusing on business development in collaboration with AWS in 2014, Hitachi Systems became certified as an "AWS Premier Tier Service Partner" in March 2022. By further enhancing Gateway for Business Cloud through this strategic collaboration agreement, we aim to expand the range of Hitachi Systems managed services and continue to provide high-value services and solutions to our customers.
Hitachi Systems and AWS have been collaborating since 2014, and have greatly supported our joint Japanese customers mostly in medical and healthcare as well as other various industries to drive their digitalized innovations. With this strategic collaboration agreement, we will strengthen our relationship even further and we look forward to many more years of working closely to support our joint customers as they are growing the business further.
Hitachi Systems joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) in 2014. Since then, they received the highest APN level "APN Premier Tier Service Partner" certification in March 2022. Based on the management, network, security, and other service know-how gained through their vast experience providing AWS migration and operation support services to customers from around 300 companies to date, Hitachi Systems created standard service packages to provide their "Gateway for Business Cloud" solution that allows customers to rapidly construct an appropriate environment for their cloud transformation journeys. In addition, Hitachi Systems also provide means for customers to improve existing cloud environments by accumulating and utilizing examples of advanced cloud applications, know-how, design guidelines, and other information from various industries in the comprehensive company-wide organization "BCCoE (Business Cloud Center of Excellence)".
In addition to being the only AWS partner in Japan to have received "AWS Life Science Competency" certification, Hitachi Systems have also been fully certified for the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) program, which allows them to provide next-generation MSP services based on advanced technology to help customers throughout all stages from design to construction, migration, operation, automation, and optimization of AWS.
Hitachi Systems is a leading IT service provider specializing in developing and implementing business systems for customers of diverse sectors and sizes. We also operate, monitor, and maintain those systems by using a multi-tiered service infrastructure comprising data centers, network and security operations centers, contact centers, and a nationwide network of around 300 service sites. Hitachi Systems assists customers with their digital transformation needs and works with them in creating new value by delivering unique services that leverage our diverse human capital and advanced IT solutions. We strive to become a global service company that earns the complete trust of customers.
Hitachi Systems provides true one-stop services covering all areas of the IT life cycle: from system consulting, to building, installation, operation, and maintenance.