MEDIA ALERT: G-TECHNOLOGY® RELEASES SDK FOR G-RACK™ 12 HIGH-PERFORMANCE NAS Solution

Developer Kit Enables Customized Functionality for Content Creators

SAN JOSE, CA – Sept. 14, 2017 - Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced the availability of a new software development kit (SDK) for its G-Technology® 12-bay G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS solution for content creation professionals managing libraries of video and audio. Utilizing the SDK, G-RACK 12 third-party partners now have the capability to develop customized applications for the G-NAS operating system (OS) that can run natively on the G-RACK 12 and its dual 6-core Xeon® processors, offloading tasks from local machines and streamlining workflow.

A handful of key strategic G-Technology partners have already developed various workflow solutions running directly on the G-NAS OS-powered G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS solution, including Archiware, Avalache.io, and axle Video. The below solutions will be showcased in the G-Technology booth (Hall 7, Stand 7.J31) at IBC, September 14-19, in Amsterdam:

  • Archiware, an expert in data management software, have integrated its P5 Software Suite with the G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS to create a solution that will facilitate disaster recovery, data migration, and archival options for Media and Entertainment workflows.
  • Avalache.io, a leading innovator of cloud-based media production technology, has enabled the G-RACK 12 to be one of the first storage solutions to fully implement the new SMPTE standard for asset identification for the Cinema Content Creation Cloud Identification System or C4 ID.
  • axle Video, a pioneer of affordable “radically simple” media management, is delivering a version of its axle 2017 flagship media management software that runs directly on the G-RACK 12, eliminating the need for an extra server appliance and simplifying facility management, space, and logistics, while providing high performance for search, browse, annotation, and sharing tasks constantly performed by production teams of any size.

The G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS solution streamlines demanding media and entertainment video workflows, including 4K and above resolution, with a scalable 12-bay server offering capacities up to 144TB – and now 720TB raw capacity with the four G-RACK 12 Expansion units and the newly available 12TB HGST Ultrastar® enterprise-class hard drives. Its reliability, high-performance, and centralized storage capabilities are perfect for small-to-medium size post-production houses, TV/broadcast studios, ad agencies, and in-house creative departments using Adobe Premiere® Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro® X, Avid Media Composer® or other creative applications. The G-RACK 12 high-performance NAS solution is the ideal storage solution for collaboration, utilizing four 10-gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 connections for high-speed data transfers, saving both time and money.

About Western Digital

Western Digital is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers. Financial and investor information is available on the company's Investor Relations website at investor.wdc.com.

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