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HGST Keynotes And Participates In The Flash Memory Summit 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

HGST Keynotes And Participates In The Flash Memory Summit 201208:01 EDT Monday, August 13, 2012HGST Highlights Enterprise Storage Trends and New Datacenter Ecosystems During Flash Memory Summit 2012SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flash Memory Summit 2012 (Booth #809) - HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it is participating in the Flash Memory Summit 2012. As a platinum sponsor, HGST will discuss and highlight next-generation storage ecosystems, technologies and trends for cloud and enterprise IT infrastructures.WHO:HGST delivers the broadest hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) portfolio for tiered storage needs in cloud and enterprise IT datacenters. Among HGST's most forward-thinking customers are the largest big data, internet search, social networking, online retail and banking companies that are designing vast, next-generation architectures to support the pervasive and growing use of social networks, mobile applications, web TV, and online video services.WHAT:Keynote: Brendan Collins, vice president of Product Marketing, will be delivering a keynote, titled "Four Walls Do Not Make a Data Center:  It's the Ecosystem" on Wednesday, August 22 from 2-2:30 pm PT.Panel Discussion: Ulrich Hansen, director of Market Development, will be on an Enterprise SSD panel (Tutorial C-11) on Tuesday, August 21 from 8:30 to 11:25 am PT, taking about "The SSD Endurance Race: Who's Got the Write Stuff?". Panel Discussion: Mitch Abbey, senior product line manager for Enterprise Solid State Drives, will be discussing "Interface Trends for the Enterprise I/O Highway" on August 21 from 2:10 to 4:45 pm (SSD Technology panel, Tutorial C-12).HGST Booth #809: HGST will be displaying its full Ultrastar? enterprise-class SSD and HDD product line and will be showcasing a technology demonstration of a 12 gigabit per second (12Gb/s) SAS SSD, representing the next performance step in the evolution of SAS, the preferred interface technology for enterprise servers and storage solutions.To see keynotes, panel discussions or exhibit hours, please visit the Flash Memory Summit's Program-at-a-Glance. Only exhibits and open sessions are open to the public and registration is free before August 20. To attend the full conference, please register at Flash Memory Summit 2012, August 21-23, 2012.WHERE:Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054. About HGSTHGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a Western Digital company, develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting. Western Digital, WD, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.Contact:Erin HartinHGSTOffice: 303-284-7790 Erin.Hartin@HGST.comKatie WatsonVoce CommunicationsCell: 408-439-2002kwatson@vocecomm.comSOURCE HGST, A Western Digital Company