Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Data Systems and IBM extend interoperability for storage systems, servers and software.
Hitachi, Ltd, its wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. Hitachi Data Systems See HDS. , and IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) announced a technology licensing agreement intended to extend the interoperability and compatibility of their respective storage systems, servers and software. The agreement is intended to make it easier for customers to be able to more easily install both Hitachi Data Systems and IBM products in their environments. The companies also announced plans for joint collaboration on product interoperability testing to support Hitachi storage system compatibility with IBM zSeries mainframe customer deployments.
As part of the agreement, Hitachi will license a portion of IBM's eServer zSeries enterprise storage related interface technologies for use in Hitachi storage platforms as well as future technologies. IBM has licensed the FICON/ESCON attachment specification for its high-end IBM TotalStorage DS8000 Series and IBM TotalStorage Enterprise Storage Server to Hitachi. The license will help Hitachi be better positioned to support clients who want the benefits of IBM's industry leading Global and Metro Mirroring capabilities, z/OS Global Mirror, FlashCopy, Parallel Access Volumes (PAV), and GDPS GDPS Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (IBM)
GDPS Global Data Processing System
GDPS Ground Data Processing System functions in an environment that includes IBM TotalStorage products as well as enterprise storage products marketed globally by Hitachi Data Systems as the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform Series, including its OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and and co-branded variants.