Media Alert: HGST to Deliver Keynote, Exhibit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Booth #209

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (Booth #209) -- HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced its chief technology officer, Steven Campbell, will deliver a keynote speech on new developments in enterprise storage for the cloud (#cloud) at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 2013 (@CloudExpo).  Additionally, Brendan Collins, HGST vice president of product marketing, will present on the revolutionary new Helium hard-disk drive (HDD) platform for enabling higher capacity and lower total cost of ownership for high-density data center applications. HGST also will demonstrate at the conference how its enterprise-class HDDs and PCI Express (PCIe) and 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state drive (SSD) technologies can dramatically improve performance and capacity in cloud storage and data center environments, while lowering system latency and improving net costs.


WHAT:    HGST to speak, exhibit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley 2013, November 4-7


Keynote: "Navigating Storage in a Cloudy Environment"Wednesday, November 6, 9:05 to 9:50 a.m.Steve Campbell, CTO, HGST.

General Session Presentation: "Lighten Your Data Center TCO with Helium Storage Solutions" – Monday, November 4, 1:20 to 2:05 p.m.Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, HGST.

Technical Track:  "Accelerating "Hot" Data with SSD Innovations" – Monday, November 4, 2:10 to 2:55 p.m.Zia Rehman, senior director of business development, HGST.

Technical Track:  "Understanding Workloads: All Data is Not Created Equal, Nor are Hard Drives" – Tuesday, November 5, 2:10 to 2:55 p.m.Clint Ludeman, product line manager, enterprise storage, HGST.


The company will demonstrate, for the first time, a revolutionary HDD technology designed to boost drive's capacity with lowest TCO, while enabling new market innovations.  HGST will also demonstrate its PCIe-based flash solutions configured in a cluster shared by multiple servers, highlighting the SSDs' remote-storage capabilities and will also show industry-leading performance of its 12Gb/s SAS Ultrastar® SSDs.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 5: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3:00-5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 7: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m.


HGST, Booth #209
Santa Clara Convention Center

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About HGST
HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. HGST addresses customers' rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Datacenter, 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  

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to expected availability dates for HDD and/or SSD storage products. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including changes in markets, demand, uncertainties related to the development, introduction, and timing of products based on new technologies, and other risks and uncertainties listed in Western Digital's recent SEC filings to which your attention is directed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak on as of the date hereof, and HGST/WD undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Ultrastar is a registered trademark of HGST, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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SOURCE HGST, A Western Digital Company