Hitachi nabs a Legend

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has engaged Legend Australia as a new distributor for the Australian territory. Legend, an IT component distributor, will offer the full range of Hitachi hard disk drives and channel partners will have greater access to Hitachi's product line, which ranges from 1-inch Microdrive digital media to 3.

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has engaged Legend Australia as a new distributor for the Australian territory.

Legend, an IT component distributor, will offer the full range of Hitachi hard disk drives and channel partners will have greater access to Hitachi's product line, which ranges from 1-inch Microdrive digital media to 3.5-inch Ultrastar drives for enterprise applications.

"Hitachi's strategic relationship with Legend will allow us to strengthen our presence in the Australian market by delivering storage solutions to customers across a broad range of traditional and non-traditional segments," Pete Andreyev, sales vice president at Hitachi Asia-Pacific, said in a statement.

Hitachi is also launching channel initiatives in Australia, including a Strategic Partner Program that offers training, support and financial incentives for systems integrators.