Primetime Plus Sponsor HGST to Speak on Best Practices for the (R)evolution in Datacenter Storage at GigaOM Structure 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 13, 2013HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it is a Primetime Plus sponsor, exhibitor and workshop session speaker at GigaOM Structure 2013, June 19-20 in San Francisco. Bringing next-generation cloud computing disruptors to the stage, this year’s Structure 2013 theme is “From Cloud to Clear Strategy,” and will focus on how real-time business needs are shaping IT architectures, how hyper-distributed infrastructure will take you beyond the four walls of your traditional data center, and how your cloud tomorrow will look completely different from everything that’s come before.

What: GigaOM Structure 2013, June 19-20

Workshop Session: "The Overlooked Disk Drive and the (R)evolution of Storage "

Abstract: Whether you think about it or not, storage is at the center of your applications, services and datacenters – and it’s at the heart of the world’s digital infrastructures. Learn about the future of HDDs and Flash, and discover new innovations and value propositions that can help improve your bottom line.

When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:20pm PT

Where: Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

Who: Mike Alexenko, Senior Director, Cloud Market Development at HGST

Exhibit: HGST will be exhibiting its full line of enterprise-class HDDs and SSDs that are powering today’s largest search, social and cloud datacenters. Exhibit hours are June 19 from 7:30 am to 6 pm PT, and June 20 from 8 am to 4 pm PT. Please visit the Structure 2013 exhibit map for exhibitor locations.

“Due to the growing popularity of cloud, social, mobile and big data, data – both structured and unstructured – is growing at an exponential rate. This is causing many enterprise and cloud datacenter managers to rethink their infrastructures in order to optimize how they store this avalanche of content effectively, efficiently and affordably,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing at HGST. “We are defining best practices in the storage industry to afford our customers with greater capital savings and operational efficiencies for the cloud and enterprise datacenter, and we look forward to sharing those insights at GigaOM Structure.”

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If you are a member of the press or analyst community and are interested in setting up a meeting with HGST at the show, please contact Katie Watson,

About HGST: 

<p><strong>About HGST</strong></p><p>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 <a href=""></a>. #LongLiveData</p>

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