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Patent Portfolio(#1) for Storage Virtualization Technology

Hitachi implemented four types of advanced virtualization technology (storage-device virtualization, volume-capacity virtualization, storage-tier virtualization, and storage-system virtualization) to produce Hitachi’s enterprise storage products Hitachi Universal Volume Manager in 2004, Hitachi Dynamic Provisioning in 2007, Hitachi Dynamic Tiering in 2010, and Global Storage Virtualization in 2014.

Our development and implementation of the first three types of advanced virtualization technology received recognition and won the 46th Ichimura Industrial Award (Contribution Prize) #2. Furthermore, Hitachi’s volume-capacity virtualization technology (JP4369520) was honored as an outstanding invention in science and technology, and received the 2014 National Commendation for Invention from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology#3.

Our implementation of the storage virtualization technology is a result of our dedication for advanced R&D focused on storage virtualization technology, and we have filed a large number of patent applications#4.

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“Patent portfolio” refers to a patent asset applied for or owned by a company (applicant).
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“Ichimura Industrial Award”
The prize is organized by the New Technology Development Foundation to commend technology developers or groups that developed outstanding technology and contributed to and accomplished the development of industrial field. The awards are given for a creative, revolutionary and globally high-level of technology, a technology that has a significant effect on the creation of new industrial fields and the expansion of market through the practical application of such technology, and a technology that takes a leading role in the growth of industry and society and is expected to have ripple effects. In 2014 one Grand Prize, one Achievement Award and 5 Contribution Awards are selected.
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“National Commendation for Invention”
The National Commendation for Invention was established in 1919 with the purpose of contributing to the progress of science and technology and the development of industry by rewarding achievement of researchers and scientists with relation to creators for their invention, devices or design and the implementation and encouragement of invention in Japan.
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Please see the links below to the patents related to Hitachi’s storage virtualization technology.
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Hitachi filed these patent applications in Japan in the years noted here, and filed patent applications in other countries with a claim for priority under Article 4 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
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Hitachi filed this patent applications as an international application under Patent Cooperation Treaty.
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The patent numbers listed here are U.S. patent numbers.

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