VMware Certified 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, PCIe, and HelioSeal™ Helium-Filled HDD Provide Flexibility to Efficiently Scale-out VSAN Environments

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 12, 2015 — /BackupReview.info/ — Helping the world harness the power of data, HGST (@HGSTStorage), a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced a broad portfolio of certified devices for VMware Virtual SAN™, VMware’s software-defined storage product. The HGST hardware certification list includes 12Gb/s SAS solid state drives (SSDs), PCIe Flash accelerators, as well as performance and capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) from the company’s award winning Ultrastar family, including the industry’s only helium-filled HDD product line. Together, these certified devices provide interoperable storage tiers for VMware Virtual SAN.

“HGST supporting VMware Virtual SAN with a broad portfolio of certified devices will give enterprises and cloud data centers an extensive choice to optimally implement their software-defined storage initiatives,” said Gaetan Castelein, senior director, Storage and Availability, VMware. “Storing and managing data are two of the most important functions in the data center. We’re pleased to further extend our relationship with HGST, a company that understands the storage pain points of the enterprise. We’ll continue to work closely with HGST to offer customers powerful and flexible solutions to keep pace with enterprise IT demands.”

Leader in Enterprise SAS SSDs and Helium HDDs: The Building Blocks for High-Performance, High-Capacity Virtual SAN Workloads
HGST is the leader in Enterprise SAS SSDs and Helium HDDs, delivering innovation to the fast growing storage market. VMware VSAN customers can now incorporate these leading technologies to meet the demands for more efficient storage environments, creating a better balance between capacity, performance, physical space and energy usage in their Virtual SAN deployment. With the certified PCIe, 12Gb/s SAS SSD and HDDs, as well as the industry’s only helium-filled HDD, customers have the ability to customize and tier their infrastructure deployment for mission-critical, high-performance applications.

“As one of the first storage solutions providers to offer certified devices for use with VMware Virtual SAN environments, we remain committed to expanding our portfolio to the VMware ecosystem,” said Ulrich Hansen, vice president of SSD product marketing, HGST. “Today, we’re offering the industry a broad certified storage portfolio that allows customers of all sizes to leverage the advanced technology and performance tiers of VMware Virtual SAN to drive real-time insights from the increasing volume, velocity, variety and longevity of data across all infrastructure environments.”

The VMware Compatibility Guide includes the Ultrastar He6 SAS 512n, from the industry’s only family of Ultrastar helium-filled HDDs;  the Ultrastar C10K1800 SAS 512n and Ultrastar C15K600 SAS 512n high performance HDDs;  the entire HGST FlashMAX® PCIe SSD family; the HGST s1122 PCIe Accelerator; HGSTS842 and S846 SAS SSDs; and HGST’s family of 12Gb/s SAS Ultrastar SSD800MH.B and UltrastarSSD1600MM SSDs. All of these solutions offer VMware Virtual SAN customers the flexibility to granularly scale-up or scale-out their storage environment, while maintaining superior performance and endurance for mission-critical applications.

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About HGST
HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. HGST addresses customers’ rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. To find out more about HGST enterprise-class HDD, SSD and SW solutions, please visit www.hgst.com.

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