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WESTERN DIGITAL EXPANDS NEXT-GENERATION DATA CENTER STORAGE FAMILY

Company Introduces Entry-Level Object Storage System that Removes Economic Barriers for Scale-up and Scale-out Data Center Infrastructures

 Delivering the possibilities of data, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced the introduction of a new entry-level storage system focused on addressing cloud-scale challenges. Expanding its existing systems, solutions and platforms portfolio, the new plug-and-play object storage system, the ActiveScale™ P100 system, provides the foundation for the future of petabyte (PB) scale storage infrastructure. The ActiveScale P100 is the company’s latest integrated storage system, which disrupts the economics of scaling capacity into petabytes, and enables the creation of massive data storage repositories across both on-premise and hosted cloud architectures.activescale-wd

New ActiveScale P100 Storage System 

 The ActiveScale P100 joins the Data Center System (DCS) business unit’s portfolio that also includes the  Active Archive System, the InfiniFlash™ all-Flash storage platform, and the disk-based platforms. The ActiveScale P100 is an economic entry-level configuration that scales from 720TB to 2PB of raw capacity to meet application data growth needs in increments of easy-to-install capacities. It’s an extensible, fully integrated architecture that utilizes a standard Amazon® S3 interface for object storage. The system is ideal for high-capacity demanding markets, including on-premise and off-premise cloud, life sciences, government/defense, and media and entertainment industry applications. The ActiveScale system easily addresses both capacity and performance challenges for data-intensive workloads, such as large content repositories, media streaming and media services, data analytics, data protection and archiving.

Included in the ActiveScale P100, and available today for current HGST Active Archive System customers, is ActiveScale CM (cloud management), a new cloud-based system monitoring tool that allows customers to simply and effectively manage their systems. It is provided at no additional cost. ActiveScale CM provides remote system health monitoring and predictive capacity and performance analytics to proactively manage the storage and access to petabyte-scale data, subsequently reducing IT and administrative costs.

“Object storage is a key technology that has enabled hyperscalers to build cloud-scale infrastructure,” said Terri McClure, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “We believe that the ActiveScale P100 system will enable strong consistency at cloud-scale, and enables enterprises to achieve new levels of scale and flexibility far easier and at a much better cost point than traditional storage.”

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