Western Digital announced new additions to its data center solutions portfolio, giving customers the flexibility to design modern infrastructures and extract greater value from data. The new solutions include the ActiveScale 5.3 object storage system, extensions to the IntelliFlash N Series family of all-flash arrays, and the new Ultrastar Serv60+8 hybrid storage server platform
Phil Bullinger, senior vice president and general manager of Western Digital’s Data Center Systems business unit said “With these new additions, expanding the breadth and depth of our portfolio, we are enabling our data center customers to build and scale their operations with the flexibility of complete systems for easy deployment, and scalable, storage server platforms for DIY SDS environments. These new capabilities and offerings further expand our commitment to reducing data center operating costs and delivering higher value to our customers.”
Western Digital is introducing four new IntelliFlash N-Series systems to deliver extreme performance with exceptional economics for a wide range of enterprise workloads. Powered by IntelliFlash OS 3.9, the N Series portfolio can scale from 19TB to 1.3PB of solid-state storage. Version 3.9 leverages nearly a decade of innovation in flash data management to offer a full suite of capabilities including multiple protocols, data reduction, data protection and automated data healing. The new IntelliFlash N Series systems will be available later this year.
With ActiveScale 5.3 now supporting up to 19-nines of data durability, the system facilitates a “Data Forever” architecture, Now the ActiveScale family starts at 864TB raw capacity and can scale to 63PB in a single namespace. Ideal uses cases include data collaboration, digital repositories for media workflows, analytics, machine learning, IoT, and tape and legacy NAS consolidation in backup and archive workloads.Ultrastar Serv60+8 Hybrid Storage Server Platform
The Ultrastar Serv60+8 high-capacity, performance-optimized storage server, representing a cornerstone in the company’s entry into the SDS server market. Designed for SDS archive, backup, media streaming, content repositories, and remote office and private-cloud environments, it features dual Intel Xeon scalable processors combined with 60 bays for SSD, HDD or hybrid drive configurations, and a dedicated high-performance, eight-bay SSD section that can accept SAS, SATA or NVMe SSDs for added data acceleration.