Western Digital To Showcase The Future Of Data Infrastructure At Flash Memory Summit 2018

Santa Clara, CA - July 31, 2018

Company to Deliver Featured Keynote and Demonstrate New Solutions for Big Data, Fast Data and Personal Data

FLASH MEMORY SUMMIT (FMS) 2018, Booth #207 – Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced that it will be at FMS 2018 showcasing how it is driving innovation and value across a complete spectrum of data-intensive environments, from hyperscale data centers to industrial and consumer applications. With one of the broadest portfolios of data technologies, devices, platforms and systems, Western Digital helps bring new possibilities for data to life for the growing array of data-intensive environments such as AI, machine learning, analytics, IoT and cloud-scale applications. In a featured keynote, Western Digital will deliver an in depth perspective on a next-generation data-center architecture that will deliver breakthrough levels of scalability, efficiency, agility and performance for public, private and hybrid cloud environments.

WHEN:  August 7 – 9, 2018

WHERE:  Flash Memory Summit 2018, Santa Clara Convention Center

KEYNOTE:  On August 7, 2018 at 12:10 pm PT, Phil Bullinger, general manager and senior vice president at Western Digital, will deliver a keynote focusing on how the data-centric infrastructure for the future can be deployed today through the convergence of emerging technologies, open standards, innovation and an existing ecosystem of application and solution partners.

EXHIBIT AND DEMOS:  Booth #207. Everywhere data lives, from sensors to mobile devices to the cloud, Western Digital is driving innovation necessary to stay ahead of new demands. Come see the company's broad range of solutions from centralized clouds out to the edge, including high-performance IntelliFlash™ all-flash arrays, ActiveScale™ object storage systems, Ultrastar® storage servers and platforms and  Ultrastar NVMe™, SAS and SATA SSDs.

Tuesday, August 7:  4-7 PM
Wednesday, August 8:  Noon - 7 PM
Thursday, August 9: 10 AM - 2:30 PM

PROGRAM SPEAKERS:  Over a dozen Western Digital thought-leaders will participate in sessions and on panels throughout the three-day event. These thought-leaders will address technologies, architectures, use cases and workloads for Big Data and Fast Data, from the cloud to the edge. For more information, please visit the FMS Conference Program for specific topics, days, times and locations.

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™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the capabilities, features and performance of the company's data technologies, devices, platforms and systems. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate including, among others: volatility in global economic conditions; business conditions and growth in the storage ecosystem; impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptance and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components; actions by competitors; unexpected advances in competing technologies; our development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets; risks associated with acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recently filed periodic report to which your attention is directed. The company undertakes no obligation to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances change after the date of this release.

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