Gain Insights, Extract Value, and Improve Business Outcomes

More and more, companies are looking to increase their competitiveness and gain valuable insights by treating data as a business asset. However, unlocking value often introduces challenges in managing, scaling, storing, and analyzing massive amounts of unstructured file or object data.

ActiveScaleTM addresses these challenges by delivering an integrated system that can be up and running quickly with an architecture that is designed for petabyte-scale datasets. This architecture provides the foundation for storing data forever and extracting more value.


~80% Lower TCO

Lower acquisition, power/TB and operating costs than comparable NAS systems

Up to 99.99999999999999999%

19 nines of data durability using patented protection technologies

63 Petabytes

Scales up and out to 63PB1 (raw) to keep up with rapid data growth


  • Ready to Deploy - Pre-configured system speeds implementation
  • Scalable - Scales up to 7PB1 (raw) and scales out to over 63PB1 (raw)
  • Highly Resilient - Patented technologies provide up to 19 nines of data durability
  • Excellent TCO - Low acquisition cost, power/TB, and operating costs
  • Easy to Use - Manage the entire namespace from a single pane of glass

Applications and Workloads

            Data Protection

  • Backup and Archive
  • Tape Conslidation
  • Disaster Recovery
  •         Digital Repositiories

  • Digital Assets
  • Sync and Share Collabration
  • Unstructured Data Repositories
  •         Analytics & Machine Learning

  • Data Lakes and Big Data Analytics
  • Predictive Modeling
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  •         Media & Entertainment

  • Digital Media Archives
  • Cloud Burst
  • File Ingest

Can Data Live Forever?

Your data will probably outgrow and outlive the storage infrastructure where it currently resides, requiring a painful forklift upgrade and/or data migration to a more scalable environment.

ActiveScale leverages our patented BitSpread® technology and dynamic data placement to enhance data durability and facilitate a Data Forever architecture. This enables the underlying storage infrastructure to be improved and expanded over time without disruptive hardware changes.

BitDynamics® maintains high data integrity, with data verification and self-healing performed in the background.


Sundance Institute Preserves History with ActiveScale Technology

A Solutions Portfolio That Is Right for You​

Solving complex challenges rarely depends on a single technology, but rather on a holistic solution – a synthesis of hardware, software, and design know-how that can be tailored and deployed in a variety of ways to change the way an organization operates.

ActiveScale represents the next-generation cloud object storage system for capacity-intensive data needs across a wide range of industries and use cases.

Whether you have an IT hurdle to overcome or a business need to understand and capitalize on the value of data – capturing, accessing, analyzing, transforming, and preserving it – Western Digital has a solution that is right for you.


ActiveScale Series
Product Portfolio

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ActiveScale P100

ActiveScale X100

ActiveScale CM


Lowest Cost of Entry

Scales up to 2PB1 and scales out to over 23PB1 (raw) to keep up with rapid data growth

Modular Design

Rapidly deploys into your existing rack space

Extreme Data Durability

Patented BitDynamicsTM delivers high data integrity with data verification and self-healing


ActiveScale P100


Base capacity (raw/usable) 12TB HDDs1


Maximum Namespace (raw/usable) 12TB HDDs


Maximum number of objects


Maximum multi-part object size



Operating system software

ActiveScale OS 5.x

Management interfaces

Real-time System Management Console, CLI, RESTful API

System analytics

ActiveScale CM, a cloud-based storage analytics service


Data encryption in flight SSL/TLS using AES-256, Data encryption at rest (AES-256)

Data protection

BitSpread: Advanced Erasure Coding and Dynamic Data Placement

SW/FW upgrades

Nondisruptive rolling upgrades



Client throughput performance up to 6 GB/sec

Data durability

Up to 19 nines (99.99999999999999999%)



RESTful S3

Client connectivity

60 Gb/sec (6x10 Gbps) for base configuration

Physical Size

Rack dimensions (mm/in)2

Customer provided

Max Configuration weight (kg/lbs)

656 kg/1,447 lbs


Max Power consumption - typical/max (W)

4.61/5.08 kW

Max Power consumption - typical/max (KVA)

4.67/5.12 kVA

Power characteristics

100-240V, single-phase or three-phase with redundancy and intelligent power



Redundant high efficiency fans

Temperature range- operating (C, F)

10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) derated 1°C per 300m over 950m altitude increase

Temperature range- non-operating Humidity-operating

-40°C to 66°C (-40°F to 151°F) derated 1°C per 300m over 3000m altitude increase 20-85% relative humidity


FCC/ICES-003, CE, VCCI, CISPR 22, CISPR 24, KN22, KN24, EN60950-1 2nd edition, UL60950-1 2nd edition

Max BTUs/hr (typical/max)

21.83/25.25 K BTU/h

Max Carbon footprint

0.003 Metric Tons

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One MB is equal to one million bytes, one GB is equal to one billion bytes, one TB equals 1,000GB (one trillion bytes) and one PB equals 1,000TB when referring to storage capacity. Usable capacity will vary from the raw capacity due to object storage methodologies and other factors.


Rack not included, customer must supply rack and PDU 

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