Western Digital and Kioxia Announce 6th-Generation 3D Flash Memory

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Western Digital and Kioxia announced earlier this week that they have developed their sixth-generation, 162-layer 3D flash memory technology. Marking the next milestone in the companies’ 20-year joint-venture partnership, this is the companies’ highest density and most advanced 3D flash memory technology to date, utilizing a wide range of technology and manufacturing innovations. This sixth-generation 3D flash memory features advanced architecture beyond conventional eight-stagger memory hole array and achieves up to 10 percent greater lateral cell array density compared to … Read more

Western Digital IntelliFlash™ All-Flash Arrays Now a Veeam® Integrated Solution

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Western Digital today announced support for Veeam® Universal Storage API on its family of IntelliFlash all-flash arrays. The release of the IntelliFlash Storage Snapshot Plug-in for Veeam enables customers to take full advantage of the advanced capabilities of Veeam Availability Suite™, ultimately providing customers with flexibility, scalability and increased backup and recovery performance for today’s modern data center environments. The IntelliFlash family, which includes the NVMe™ N-Series all-flash array, is Western Digital’s latest addition to its broad portfolio of data … Read more

Western Digital launched Zoned Storage

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With a focus on enabling purpose-built, open and scalable data center architectures, Western Digital today launched Zoned Storage, an initiative that brings together new innovations and industry standards for cloud and hyperscale data center architects to design efficient storage tiers that help maintain competitive TCO and achieve greater economies of scale as we approach the zettabyte-scale era. By 2023 and beyond, enterprises, machines, industries, consumers, science and more will be generating 103 zettabytes per year, according to IDC*. For this … Read more

Western Digital Surveillance-Class Storage with Extreme Endurance for AI-Enabled Security

Extreme Endurance for AI-Enabled Security

Western Digital Corp. last month unveiled the new Western Digital® WD Purple® SC QD312 Extreme Endurance microSD™ card for designers and manufacturers of AI-enabled security cameras, smart video surveillance and advanced edge devices that capture and store video at higher bit rates than mainstream cameras. According to IHS Markit, global shipments of professional video surveillance cameras are expected to grow from 127 million to over 200 million between 2017 and 2022, and those with on-board storage are expected to grow by … Read more