Western Digital Corp. Demonstrates Affordable, Cloud-Scale HGST Object Storage System At Gartner Data Center Conferences 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 30, 2015 – Helping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), will demonstrate its HGST (@HGSTstorage) Active Archive System at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conferences in London, UK and Las Vegas, NV. For data centers battling massive data growth, flat budgets and limited IT resources, the HGST Active Archive System is a fully integrated, ready to use object storage system that transforms data storage silos into cloud-scale active archive data lakes—making it simpler to extract value from enterprise data.

What: WDC demonstrating HGST Active Archive System at Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conferences 2015

Park Plaza Westminster, London, UK, Booth #S4 from November 30, 2015 – December 1, 2015
Venetian, Las Vegas, NV, Booth #470 from December 7, 2015 – December 10, 2015


HGST Active Archive System: A fully integrated, scale-out object storage system delivering 4.7 petabytes (PBs) of raw data storage in a single rack. The system provides the industry’s best capacity and density with support for geo-dispersed replication, data-at-rest encryption (DARE), as well as distributed erasure coding for cloud-scale data durability and reliability—at a total cost of ownership that beats public cloud and build-it-yourself alternatives.


Topic: Transforming Data Silos with Active Archives – Data continues to grow exponentially, but is often deleted or archived to tape, making extracting intrinsic value from it, a virtual impossibility. While tape backups offer great storage economics, object storage systems provide instant accessibility, allowing enterprises to make faster and better decisions. During this session, Steve Phillpott, CIO of HGST, a Western Digital Corporation brand will share how HGST is transforming silos of cold storage into cloud-scale active archives. He will also show how active archives are removing storage layers, eliminating latency in copying data to the HGST Big Data Platform, and creating self-service for retrieval and restoration.

When: Monday, December 7, 2015, 6:40pm PT

Where: Expo Floor Theater, Venetian, Las Vegas

Who: Steve Phillpott, CIO of HGST, a Western Digital Corporation brand

Follow HGST on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and #HGSTStorage

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.

HelioSeal, Simplicity at Scale, and Long Live Data are trademarks, and Ultrastar is a registered trademark of Western Digital Corporation and its Affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Contact Info: 

Erin Hartin
Office: 303-284-7790

Katie Watson
Porter Novelli
Cell: 408-439-2002