Western Digital and Veeam Streamline Data Backup and Recovery for Scale-out Hybrid Cloud Environments

Western Digital’s ActiveScale™ S3-Compatible, Object Storage System
Supports Veeam Cloud Tier, part of New Veeam Availability Suite 9.5
Update 4, Unleashing New Levels of Efficiency and TCO for Enterprise

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC), a leading data infrastructure company,
today announced that its ActiveScale
object storage system
supports Veeam Cloud Tier, a feature of the
new Veeam
Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4
. The
ActiveScale system provides Veeam customers with a fast, cost-effective
hybrid-cloud backup repository that helps manage the avalanche of data
inundating today’s data centers.

“As a leading data infrastructure company, Western Digital is a valued
member of the Veeam Alliance Partner Program, and we’re are extremely
pleased that their ActiveScale system is one of the first to be
compatible with Veeam Cloud Tier,” said Ken Ringdahl, vice president of
Global Alliance Architecture at Veeam. “Their membership, as well as
ActiveScale’s support for Veeam Cloud Tier, allows us to work together
to develop technologies that can transform our customers’ environments
and enable Intelligent Data Management.”

“We’re delighted to expand our relationship with Veeam,” said Stefaan
Vervaet, senior director of Solutions & 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 highly scalable and an economical solution for
end-to-end backup of enterprise and service provider applications.”

Western Digital’s 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 easily ingest and manage data in
traditional file system format and improve storage usage in environments
with mixed file and object workloads. Now available, the ActiveScale
family starts at 500TB usable capacity and can scale to 49PB in a single
namespace. Ideal 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 Western Digital’s full 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-class
and SSDs.

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Digital Enterprise
Partner Program
 and gain access to a comprehensive selection of
resources to help create solutions and services that target specific
markets and customer needs while growing their business and maximizing

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. Visit the
company’s new website at WesternDigital.com
for more information.

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About Western Digital

Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. The company is
driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve,
access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere
data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal
devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of
data. Western Digital data-centric solutions are marketed under the
G-Technology™, SanDisk®, Upthere™ and WD brands.

One terabyte (TB) equals one trillion bytes and one petabyte (PB) equals
1,000TB when referring to storage capacity. Usable capacity will vary
due to object storage methodologies and other factors. Product
specifications subject to change without notice. Not all products are
available in all regions of the world. ©2019 Western Digital Corporation
or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Western Digital, the Western
Digital logo, G-Technology, SanDisk, Tegile, Upthere, WD, ActiveScale,
IntelliFlash, OpenFlex and Ultrastar Design are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the US
and/or other countries. The NVMe and NVMe-over-Fabric word marks are
trademarks of NVM Express, Inc. All other marks are the property of
their respective owners.


Erin Hartin
Western Digital Public Relations

Peter Andrew
Western Digital Investor Relations

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