HGST Delivers Flexible Scaling Object Storage System for Anytime, Anywhere Access to Data

New Entry Capacity Points and Unprecedented Cloud-scale Data Durability Enable Cloud and Enterprise Customers to Economically Scale Storage in Line with Business Growth

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12, 2016 – Helping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced immediate worldwide availability of the new object storage-based HGST Active Archive System, SA-1000 model. Targeted for media and entertainment digital data preservation, life sciences data pools, and cloud backup, the HGST SA-1000 enables smaller object storage footprints with easy-to-manage building blocks to scale capacity as needed. Software enhancements have been added, including scale-up, scale-out, clustering, and end-to-end security features for all HGST Active Archive Systems.

With the ability to scale from 672 terabytes (TB) to 28 petabytes (PB) of total capacity geo-dispersed across three data centers in a single namespace, the SA-1000 brings dramatic deployment flexibility to customers wanting to start small, and scale as they grow. Cloud-scale data durability, secure data manageability, multi-geo data dispersion for wide-open access to data, and easy disaster recovery give enterprises the competitive advantage needed to tackle the challenges of storing, analyzing, and monetizing enormous amounts of unstructured data.

"World Wide Technology (WWT) is excited to work closely with Western Digital Corporation as a key reseller," said Rich Harper, leader of the Object Storage Practice within WWT. "I’ve been impressed with HGST’s Active Archive platform and its ease of deployment, its performance throughput, as well as its very reasonable price per PB. Now, with the options to support an initially small-to-medium configuration, which can later easily expand to a jumbo one, it enables a much larger range of object storage deployment scenarios for our customers."

"Our long-term product strategy is to deliver a flexible, scalable capacity model in order to satisfy growing customer demand for a wide array of offerings to capture cloud storage footprints that were not previously addressed," said Barbara Murphy, vice president of marketing for Western Digital Corporation. "We are pleased to answer customer and end-user requests as object storage continues to proliferate throughout addressable vertical markets like media and entertainment, life sciences, and all things cloud storage."

The HGST Active Archive System, model number SA-1000 is available for immediate orders. The system will be sold through HGST sales partners, solution providers, system integrators and select OEMs. Multiple options for service and support are available. For more information, visit www.hgst.com/activearchive.

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About Western Digital Corporation

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with effective technology deployment, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers. For more information, please visit www.hgst.com and www.wd.com.

About HGST: 

HGST (@HGSTStorage) branded storage solutions power the markets and companies that shape our lives—enabling possibilities for the cloud, enterprise and sophisticated infrastructures everywhere. For more information, please visit www.hgst.com.

One GB is equal to one billion bytes and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). One PB is equal to 1,000 TB (one quadrillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting. Usable capacity will vary from the raw capacity due to object storage methodologies and other factors.

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Erin Hartin
HGST, a Western Digital Corporation brand
Office: 303-284-7790
Erin.Hartin@HGST.com

Katie Watson
Porter Novelli
Cell: 408-439-2002
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