HGST Keynotes and Participates in the Flash Memory Summit 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Flash Memory Summit 2012 (Booth #809), August 13, 2012 – HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it is participating in the Flash Memory Summit 2012. As a platinum sponsor, HGST will discuss and highlight next-generation storage ecosystems, technologies and trends for cloud and enterprise IT infrastructures.

WHO:    HGST delivers the broadest hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) portfolio for tiered storage needs in cloud and enterprise IT datacenters. Among HGST’s most forward-thinking customers are the largest big data, internet search, social networking, online retail and banking companies that are designing vast, next-generation architectures to support the pervasive and growing use of social networks, mobile applications, web TV, and online video services.

WHAT:  Keynote: Brendan Collins, vice president of Product Marketing, will be delivering a keynote, titled “Four Walls Do Not Make a Data Center: It’s the Ecosystem” on Wednesday, August 22 from 2-2:30 pm PT.

Panel Discussion: Ulrich Hansen, director of Market Development, will be on an Enterprise SSD panel (Tutorial C-11) on Tuesday, August 21 from 8:30 to 11:25 am PT, taking about “The SSD Endurance Race: Who’s Got the Write Stuff?”.

Panel Discussion: Mitch Abbey, senior product line manager for Enterprise Solid State Drives, will be discussing “Interface Trends for the Enterprise I/O Highway” on August 21 from 2:10 to 4:45 pm (SSD Technology panel, Tutorial C-12).

HGST Booth #809: HGST will be displaying its full Ultrastar™ enterprise-class SSD and HDD product line and will be showcasing a technology demonstration of a 12 gigabit per second (12Gb/s) SAS SSD, representing the next performance step in the evolution of SAS, the preferred interface technology for enterprise servers and storage solutions.

To see keynotes, panel discussions or exhibit hours, please visit the Flash Memory Summit’s Program-at-a-Glance. Only exhibits and open sessions are open to the public and registration is free before August 20. To attend the full conference, please register at www.flashmemorysummit.com.

WHEN:  The Flash Memory Summit 2012, August 21-23, 2012.

WHERE: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

About HGST: 

About HGST

HGST (@HGSTstorage) helps organizations harness the power of data. Our smarter storage solutions power the markets and companies that shape our lives - enabling possibilities for the cloud, enterprise and sophisticated infrastructures everywhere. HGST is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC). Learn more at www.hgst.com. #LongLiveData

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Contact Info: 

For more information contact:

Erin Hartin
HGST
Office: 303-284-7790
Erin.Hartin@HGST.com

Katie Watson
Voce Communications
Cell: 408-439-2002
kwatson@vocecomm.com