Western Digital’s ActiveScale™ S3-Compatible, Object Storage System Supports Veeam Cloud Tier, part of New Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, Unleashing New Levels of Efficiency and TCO for Enterprise Customers
Dubai, UAE; 25 February 2019: Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC), a leading data infrastructure company, today announced that its ActiveScale object storage system supports Veeam Cloud Tier, a feature of the new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 . The ActiveScale system provides Veeam customers with a fast, cost-effective hybrid-cloud backup repository that helps manage the avalanche of data inundating today’s data centers.
“As a leading data infrastructure company, Western Digital is a valued member of the Veeam Alliance Partner Program, and we’re are extremely pleased that their ActiveScale system is one of the first to be compatible with Veeam Cloud Tier,” said Ken Ringdahl, vice president of Global Alliance Architecture at Veeam. “Their membership, as well as ActiveScale’s support for Veeam Cloud Tier, allows us to work together to develop technologies that can transform our customers’ environments and enable Intelligent Data Management.”
“We’re delighted to expand our relationship with Veeam,” said Stefaan Vervaet, senior director of Solutions & Alliances, Western Digital’s Data Center Systems business unit. “Together, our goal is to help ensure that our customers' data is always protected and available for quick and easy recovery when using our ActiveScale system or IntelliFlash™ all-flash arrays. The combination of Western Digital systems and Veeam software delivers a highly scalable and an economical solution for end-to-end backup of enterprise and service provider applications.”
Western Digital’s ActiveScale systems represent the next-generation of object storage for petabyte-scale unstructured data growth. Supporting up to 19-nines of data durability, the system facilitates a “Data Forever” architecture, allowing customers to economically store petabytes of data over multiple generations of storage with confidence. With Unified Data Access, it can easily ingest and manage data in traditional file system format and improve storage usage in environments with mixed file and object workloads. Now available, the ActiveScale family starts at 500TB usable capacity and can scale to 49PB in a single namespace. Ideal use cases include backup and archive, data collaboration, and digital repositories for media workflows, analytics, machine learning and IoT.
The ActiveScale object storage family complements Western Digital’s full data center portfolio that supports workloads across all application tiers from business-critical to long-term archive. The family includes the IntelliFlash hybrid, all-flash and NVMe™ storage systems; OpenFlex™ NVMe-over-Fabric™ (NVMf) open composable infrastructure; Ultrastar® sever and storage platforms; Ultrastar memory extension drive and its family of Ultrastar data center-class HDDs and SSDs.