Combined Solution Offers Massively Scalable Object Storage with Leading Data Protection Software to Transform Long Term Data Retention

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 19, 2016 — / — Helping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) and Veritas Technologies, today announced that the HGST Active Archive System is now certified with Veritas NetBackup™ enterprise data protection software. The combined solution, through native configuration and management, delivers massive object store capacity scaling and reduced backup complexity via an economical private cloud. Enterprise users can cut administrative costs and infrastructure overhead, including the high costs associated with tape management, tape rotation and offsite storage and retrievals.

“The HGST Active Archive System and Veritas NetBackup solution allows customers to protect any workload, and deliver an optimized, scalable, and easy-to-manage storage solution to meet customer data SLAs,” said Brian Greene, senior director, NBU Product Management at Veritas. “As the sheer volume of data continues to increase, companies have to protect their data and drive down costs. Pairing our technology with HGST, one of the first object storage platforms to be certified by Veritas, the HGST Active Archive System enables customers to deploy a private cloud solution in a short period of time. The combined solution not only can reduce complexity, it allows more data to affordably remain on disk over the long-term where businesses can more quickly capture its value.”

WDC’s HGST Active Archive System is an easy-to-deploy, Amazon S3®-compliant, scale-out object storage solution with the ability to scale from 672 terabytes (TB) to 28 petabytes (PB) of usable capacity. Leveraging enterprise-class HelioSeal® helium-filled disk drive technology and end-to-end optimization of software and hardware, the system provides the industry’s best capacity, density, and TCO that rivals the economics of traditional tape and cloud infrastructures. Utilizing distributed erasure coding, it is capable of surviving an entire data center outage, maintaining a global consistent view and data accessibility from any location.

“Veritas NetBackup certification is a cornerstone to our backup and archive solutions strategy. With native HGST Active Archive System integration, a private cloud solution is now available that delivers the TCO and resiliency of public cloud backup,” said Barbara Murphy, vice president of marketing at WDC. “By working together, HGST and Veritas are delivering leading infrastructure that solves the backup challenge while still keeping data available and online.”

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About WDC
Founded in 1970, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is an industry-leading developer and manufacturer of storage solutions that enable people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Western Digital Corporation addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage products 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. Financial and investor information is available on the company’s Investor Relations website at

About HGST
HGST (@HGSTStorage), a Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) brand, helps the world 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. For more information, please visit #LongLiveData

One MB is equal to one million bytes, one GB is equal to one billion bytes, one TB equals 1,000GB (one trillion bytes) and one PB equals 1,000TB when referring to storage capacity. Usable capacity will vary from the raw capacity due to object storage methodologies and other factors.

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