Western Digital today announced new additions to its data center solutions portfolio, including the ActiveScale 5.3 object storage system, extensions to the IntelliFlash N Series family of all-flash arrays, and the new Ultrastar Serv60+8 hybrid storage server platform.
ActiveScale 5.3 Object Storage System
ActiveScale 5.3 is now supporting up to 19-nines of data durability. The system, which is Western Digital's ActiveScale P100 and X100 systems, is designed for petabytes of unstructured data. facilitates a "Data Forever" architecture, allowing storing of petabytes of data over multiple generations of storage. New ActiveScale enhancements include Unified Data Access, a NFS interface for ingest and management of data in traditional file system format and for improving storage usage in environments with mixed file and object use cases. Hybrid cloud replication is new with built-in bucket-level replication from an on-premises ActiveScale system to an Amazon AWS bucket. It also features 20 percent higher storage density for new and existing scale-up or scale-out configurations. Western Digital is also introducing Docker container support to select customers for more efficient workload deployment closer to the data. Now available, the ActiveScale family starts at 864TB raw capacity and can scale to 63PB in a single namespace. Uses cases include data collaboration, digital repositories for media workflows, analytics, machine learning, IoT, and tape and legacy NAS consolidation in backup and archive workloads.
IntelliFlash NVMe Flash Arrays
As one of the first Unified, NVMe flash arrays to market, Western Digital's IntelliFlash N Series is designed for real-time transactional applications, machine learning, artificial intelligence and deep analytics. Western Digital is introducing four new IntelliFlash N-Series systems to deliver extreme performance with economics for a wide range of enterprise workloads. Powered by IntelliFlash OS 3.9, the N Series portfolio can scale from 19TB to 1.3PB of solid-state storage. Version 3.9 offers multiple protocols, data reduction, data protection and automated data healing. The new IntelliFlash N Series systems will be available later this year.
Ultrastar Serv60+8 Hybrid Storage Server Platform
Western Digital's Ultrastar Data and Ultrastar Serv family of platforms are purpose-built for DIY, SDS and cost-sensitive environments. New to the family is the Ultrastar Serv60+8 high-capacity, performance-optimized storage server. Designed for SDS archive, backup, media streaming, content repositories, and remote office and private-cloud environments, it features dual Intel Xeon scalable processors combined with 60 bays for SSD, HDD or hybrid drive configurations, and a dedicated eight-bay SSD section that can accept SAS, SATA or NVMe SSDs for added data acceleration.
Its design leverages ArcticFlow and IsoVibe technologies, which help improve reliability, maintain predictable performance, and enhance energy efficiency. The Ultrastar Serv60+8 storage server platforms start at 144TB and are now available, in multiple configurations.