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2019 Press Releases

February 22, 2019

Western Digital ActiveScale Object Storage System Veeam Ready

Western Digital Corp. announced that its ActiveScale object storage system is Veeam Ready for its Cloud Tier, a new feature part of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4.

The ActiveScale system provides Veeam enterprise customers with a fast hybrid-cloud backup repository that helps manage the avalanche of data in data centers.

The combination of the Veeam Backup and Replication suite and Western Digital’s ActiveScale object storage system gives enterprise customers a powerful and cost-effective scale-out data protection solution for today’s modern data centers,” said Matt Lloyd, Veeam global alliance manager. “Western Digital is a valued partner in our alliance ecosystem, helping deliver a wide breadth of storage solutions that offer fast online backup and recovery, while helping to dramatically lower TCO for scale-up and scale-out architectures.

We’re delighted to expand our relationship with Veeam,” said Stefaan Vervaet, senior director of solutions and alliances, Western Digital’s data center systems business unit. “Together, our goal is to help ensure that our customers’ data is always protected and available for quick and easy recovery when using our ActiveScale system or IntelliFlash all-flash arrays.”

The combination of Western Digital systems and Veeam software delivers a scalable and an economical solution for end-to-end backup of enterprise and service provider applications.

ActiveScale systems represent the next-generation of object storage for petabyte-scale unstructured data growth. Supporting up to 19-nines of data durability, the system facilitates a ‘Data Forever’ architecture, allowing customers to economically store petabytes of data over multiple generations of storage with confidence. With unified data access, it can ingest and manage data in traditional file system format and improve storage usage in environments with mixed file and object workloads.

Available, the ActiveScale family starts at 500TB usable capacity and can scale to 49PB in a single namespace. Use cases include backup and archive, data collaboration, and digital repositories for media workflows, analytics, machine learning and IoT.
The ActiveScale object storage family complements company’s data center portfolio that supports workloads across all application tiers from business-critical to long-term archive.

The family includes the IntelliFlash hybrid, all-flash and NVMe storage systems; OpenFlex NVMe-over-Fabric (NVMf) open composable infrastructure; Ultrastar sever and storage platforms; Ultrastar memory extension drive and its family of Ultrastar data center HDDs and SSDs.

Solution providers are encouraged to apply for the Western Digital Enterprise Partner Program and gain access to a selection of resources to help create solutions and services that target specific markets and customer needs while growing their business and maximizing profitability.

Western Digital is unifying its brands to provide customers with more brand clarity, portfolio flexibility and simplification of choice. Over the coming months, customers will see products previously branded as Tegile and HGST, as well as some SanDisk and WD commercial and enterprise products, transition to Western Digital branding.