TOKYO, April 13 (Kyodo) — Hitachi Ltd. and Microsoft Japan Co. said Friday they will jointly start offering a new service this fall by collaborating in their cloud computing services to help Japanese companies expand globally.
The two companies said they aim to meet the demands of Japanese companies which want to keep core data within the country and handle large-capacity data between Japan and abroad smoothly.
The companies plan to offer the new service effectively through collaboration between Hitachi's domestic data centers, where important customer data would be stored, and Microsoft's global data centers, they said.
The cloud computing system allows shared access to software and data via the Internet. The two companies aim to offer the services to Japanese companies engaging in such businesses as manufacturing and financial services.