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Primetime Plus Sponsor HGST to Speak on Best Practices for the (R)evolution in Datacenter Storage at GigaOM Structure 2013

June 13, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it is a Primetime Plus sponsor, exhibitor and workshop session speaker at GigaOM Structure 2013, June 19-20 in San Francisco. Bringing next-generation cloud computing disruptors to the stage, this year’s Structure 2013 theme is “From Cloud to Clear Strategy,” and will focus on how real-time business needs are shaping IT architectures, how hyper-distributed infrastructure will take you beyond the four walls of your traditional data center, and how your cloud tomorrow will look completely different from everything that’s come before.

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    What:             GigaOM Structure 2013, June

    Workshop Session: "The Overlooked Disk Drive and
                      the (R)evolution of Storage"

    Abstract:         Whether you think about it or
                      not, storage is at the center
                      of your applications, services
                      and datacenters - and it's at
                      the heart of the world's
                      digital infrastructures. Learn
                      about the future of HDDs and
                      Flash, and discover new
                      innovations and value
                      propositions that can help
                      improve your bottom line.

    When:             Thursday, June 20, 2013 at
                      3:20pm PT

    Where:            Mission Bay Conference Center at
                      UCSF, 1675 Owens Street, San
                      Francisco, CA 94158

    Who:              Mike Alexenko, Senior Director,
                      Cloud Market Development at

    Exhibit:          HGST will be exhibiting its full
                      line of enterprise-class HDDs
                      and SSDs that are powering
                      today's largest search, social
                      and cloud datacenters. Exhibit
                      hours are June 19 from 7:30 am
                      to 6 pm PT, and June 20 from 8
                      am to 4 pm PT.  Please visit
                      the Structure 2013 exhibit map
                      for exhibitor locations.

“Due to the growing popularity of cloud, social, mobile and big data, data – both structured and unstructured – is growing at an exponential rate. This is causing many enterprise and cloud datacenter managers to rethink their infrastructures in order to optimize how they store this avalanche of content effectively, efficiently and affordably,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing at HGST. “We are defining best practices in the storage industry to afford our customers with greater capital savings and operational efficiencies for the cloud and enterprise datacenter, and we look forward to sharing those insights at GigaOM Structure.”

To attend Structure 2013, please register at: http://event.gigaom.com/structure/registration/.

If you are a member of the press or analyst community and are interested in setting up a meeting with HGST at the show, please contact Katie Watson, kwatson@vocecomm.com.

About HGST
HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world’s most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, 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 http://www.hgst.com.


    Erin Hartin                                       Katie Watson

    HGST                                              Voce Communications

    Office: 303-284-7790                              Mobile: 408-439-2002

    Erin.Hartin@HGST.com                              kwatson@vocecomm.com

SOURCE HGST, A Western Digital Company

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