Western Digital Showcases The Next Evolution of Storage at 2019 Open Compute Project Global Summit

SAN JOSE, OCP GLOBAL SUMMIT, Booth #D14 - March 12, 2019

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), a leading data infrastructure company, will be showcasing one of the broadest storage portfolios in the industry—from embedded flash to scale-out object storage systems—which enable customers to leverage the value of data like never before. Attendees who visit Western Digital will learn how the company is supporting the open source community and its ecosystem with innovation from silicon to systems. Western Digital will demonstrate how it is delivering not only the infrastructure underpinning tomorrow's data centric business models, but fueling and accelerating the next decade of big and fast data with NVMe™, NVMe-over-Fabrics™ and high-capacity enterprise solutions designed to support a variety of applications from edge to core.  

As an active member of the Open Compute Project (OCP) and Gold Sponsor to this year's Global Summit, Western Digital shares in the community's commitment to reimagine hardware to be more efficient, flexible and scalable to achieve greater choice, customization, value and cost savings for customers. Western Digital will be sharing information on its support and contributions to the OCP with a comprehensive set of open standards, architecture and products to address the ever-increasing demands of high-scale private and public cloud data centers.

When: March 14 –15, 2019

Where: Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit, San Jose, McEnery Convention Center, Booth #D14


OpenFlex™ NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) Flash Storage Platform and Open Composable API: See how Western Digital is delivering a flexible, NVMe composable infrastructure with its standards-based OpenFlex architecture and F3000 NVMe-oF Flash Storage Platform. The OpenFlex product family helps customers disaggregate resources into shared pools enabling on-demand allocation, helping customers achieve higher utilization, as well as achieve up to 40 percent savings in total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to traditional hyper-converged infrastructures (HCIs). As part of the company's commitment to open architectures, Western Digital will be providing an Open Composable API and mechanical designs of its first Fabric-attached device, OpenFlex F3000, to the OCP Storage Project, which will enable the global community to develop Fabric-attached devices in the OpenFlex F3000 form factor and ensure compatibility with Western Digital's E3000 enclosure.

Data Center-Class HDDs and SSDs: As the pioneer and leader of enterprise-capacity helium-sealed HDDs, and one of the world's leading manufacturers of NAND flash technology, Western Digital offers a broad portfolio of high-quality HDDs and SSDs demanded by today's enterprises and cloud customers. Come see Western Digital latest NVMe SSDs with 64-layer TLC 3D NAND technology for public, private, and hyperscale cloud environments, as well as increasingly demanding workloads at the edge. The company's SSDs come in a variety of form factors and interfaces, including SATA, SAS and NVMe for extreme performance, endurance and capacity.  Visitors to the booth will also see demos of its Ultrastar® HDDs with shingled magnetic recording (SMR) and dual-stage actuator technology that deliver critical storage density, and low watts/TB and $/TB for creating the most cost-efficient data infrastructures.   


  • Thurs., March 14 from 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM PT, Clint Ludeman, product marketing, will be speaking at Expo Hall 1 on "TCO of Innovation in the Data Center."
  • Thurs., March 14 from 5:00 PM – 5:25 PM PT, Eyal Bek, vice president, product marketing, will be speaking in the Executive Track (210 BF) in a session titled, "Accelerating the Evolution of Data Storage."
  • Fri., March 15 from 2:00 PM – 2:18 PM PT, Matias Bjørling, director, solid-state system software, will be presenting (212 AB) a session titled, "From Open-Channel SSDs to Zoned Namespaces."
  • Fri., March 15 from 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM PT, Jorge Campello, senior director, will be participating in a Panel Discussion (212 AB) on Computational Storage.

Western Digital's full data center portfolio includes the IntelliFlash™ hybrid, all-flash and NVMe all-flash storage systems; ActiveScale™ petabyte-scale, hybrid-cloud object storage system;  OpenFlex NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVM-oF) open composable infrastructure; Ultrastar server and storage platforms;  Ultrastar memory extension drive;  and its family of Ultrastar data center-class HDDs and SSDs.

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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 comprised of the Western Digital, G-Technology™, SanDisk®, Upthere™ and WD® brands.

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