Media Alert: HGST to Deliver Keynote, Exhibit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Booth #209

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (Booth #209) -- Oct. 30, 2013 – HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced its chief technology officer, Steven Campbell, will deliver a keynote speech on new developments in enterprise storage for the cloud (#cloud) at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley2013 (@CloudExpo). Additionally, Brendan Collins, HGST vice president of product marketing, will present on the revolutionary new Helium hard-disk drive (HDD) platform for enabling higher capacity and lower total cost of ownership for high-density data center applications. HGST also will demonstrate at the conference how its enterprise-class HDDs, and its PCI Express (PCIe) and 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state drive (SSD) technologies, can dramatically improve performance and capacity in cloud storage and data center environments, while lowering system latency and improving net costs.

WHAT: HGST to speak, exhibit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 2013, November 4-7

PRESENTATIONS:

Keynote:Navigating Storage in a Cloudy Environment” – Wednesday, November 6, 9:05 to 9:50 a.m. – Steve Campbell, CTO, HGST.

General Session Presentation: Lighten Your Data Center TCO with Helium Storage Solutions” – Monday, November 4, 1:20 to 2:05 p.m. – Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, HGST.

Technical Track: Accelerating “Hot” Data with SSD Innovations” – Monday, November 4, 2:10 to 2:55 p.m. – Zia Rehman, senior director of business development, HGST.

Technical Track: Understanding Workloads: All Data is Not Created Equal, Nor are Hard Drives” – Tuesday, November 5, 2:10 to 2:55 p.m. – Clint Ludeman, product line manager, enterprise storage, HGST.

EXHIBIT:

The company will demonstrate, for the first time, a revolutionary HDD technology designed to boost drive’s capacity with lowest TCO, while enabling new market innovations. HGST will also demonstrate its PCIe-based flash solutions configured in a cluster shared by multiple servers, highlighting the SSDs’ remote-storage capabilities and will also show industry-leading performance of its 12Gb/s SAS Ultrastar® SSDs.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 7: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.

WHERE:

HGST, Booth #209
Santa Clara Convention Center

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

Ultrastar is a registered trademark of HGST, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Info: 

Contacts:

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

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