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Company Launches Next-Gen Ultrastar SAS SSD for Enterprise Storage and Server Workloads; Joins Western Digital’s Vast Portfolio of Microsoft-Certified Solutions that Help Streamline Data-Intensive and Business-Critical Applications

ORLANDO, FL, Microsoft Ignite 2019, Booth #909, November 4, 2019 – Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) is at Microsoft Ignite demonstrating how its innovations in SSDs, HDDs and storage server platforms help data center mangers and architects deliver scale-out performance and extreme storage density with unmatched TCO for today’s most demanding IT environments. With Western Digital’s expansive lineup, Microsoft enterprise customers can accelerate mission-critical applications and hybrid-cloud workloads, and optimize virtualized, hyperscale and Azure Stack HCI environments to better store, move, process and extract the most value from their data. 

WHERE: Microsoft Ignite, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, Booth #909

EXHIBIT & NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION: Visitors to Western Digital’s booth will experience live demonstrations of the world’s highest capacity HDDs that deliver the best TCO value at scale – the 18TB1 CMR and 20TB SMR Ultrastar® HDDs with energy-assisted recording technology. It is also highlighting its latest Ultrastar 96-layer NVMe™ SSD familes and Ultrastar Serv60+8 hybrid storage server, along with their industry-leading Ultrastar Data60 storage enclosure. Additionally, the company is introducing its sixth-generation SAS SSD, the Ultrastar DC SS540, for all-flash arrays (AFAs), caching tiers, high-performance computing (HPC), and software-defined storage (SDS) environments (Blog: SAS Lives On and Here’s Why).


  • Scale Storage Performance

With Ultrastar NVMe, SAS, and edge SSDs and capacity-optimized HDDs for architecting efficient and purpose-built infrastructure to achieve the best TCO in the Zettabyte Era 

  • Balanced Storage Performance for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

With the Ultrastar Serv60+8 performance-optimized hybrid storage server for SDS, SQL Server, VDI, virtualization, edge, Microsoft Office, scale-out storage, and hybrid cloud

  • Expanded, Affordable Storage Capacity for all Microsoft Environments

Designed for high-density and flexibility, the Ultrastar Data60 storage platform supports up to 840TB of disk storage in a compact form-factor, optimized for VDI, virtualization, scale-out storage, and hybrid cloud


Monday, November 4: 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 5: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, November 6: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday, November 7: 8:30 AM – 5:15 PM

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About Western Digital

Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. As a leader in data infrastructure, 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® and WD® brands.

1One megabyte (MB) is equal to one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) is equal to 1,000MB (one billion bytes), and one terabyte (TB) is equal to 1,000GB (one trillion bytes) when referring to storage capacity. Actual user capacity may vary based on operating environment.