WESTERN DIGITAL IS NOW SHIPPING ITS AWARD-WINNING G-TECHNOLOGY® NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE SOLUTION FOR CONTENT CREATORS IN EUROPE

12-Bay G-RACK 12 Enables Teams of Creative Professionals to Streamline Media and Entertainment Workflows with Reliability, Scalability, and Studio-Friendly Technology

For more information contact:

Erin Hartin
Western Digital Corporation
Cell: 303-601-8035
erin.hartin@hgst.com

Brian Chui
Grayling
Cell: 510-207-9898
brian.chui@grayling.com

IBC2016, Amsterdam (Hall 7, Stand H39), September 6, 2016 – G-Technology®, a trusted premium storage brand by Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC), today announced the European availability of the G-Technology® G-RACK™ 12 – the brand’s first NAS-based device that enhances its award-winning product portfolio for content creation professionals worldwide. The G-RACK 12 and other G-Technology storage solutions will be on display at IBC2016, September 9-13, in Amsterdam, Hall 7, Stand H39. 

G-RACK 12 NAS solution streamlines demanding media and entertainment video workflows, including 4K and above resolution, with a scalable 12-bay server offering capacities up to 120TB1 – and now 600TB2 with the four G-RACK 12 Expansion units. 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. G-RACK 12 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.  

The G-RACK 12 solution made its U.S. debut at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas and is now making its European presence at IBC2016. A significant value of the G-RACK 12 solution is the G-Technology-developed NAS OS that garnered NAB award-winning praise for the intuitive, simple-to-use management interface. With a commitment to continual improvement, a number of updates to this NAS OS has been released for new and existing customers. These updates include the ability to now support a total of four G-RACK Expansion units that will provide up to 500TB of usable storage capacity. This latest OS version will also showcase a new platform for third-party partner applications embedded onto the G-RACK 12 to provide additional functionality. Improved user support and enhanced RAID management capabilities are also included in the latest version of the G-RACK NAS OS.

“The G-RACK 12's wickedly fast read/write speeds make it an unparalleled NAS option for professional environments, and its intuitive OS server interface allows us to get our entire department working off the G-RACK the same morning we unboxed it, all without hiring a specialist,” said Ted Pacult, post production supervisor for Documentary Now. 

"RED Studios Hollywood is constantly looking for the latest storage innovations, such as the G-RACK 12,” said Jarred Land, president of RED Digital Cinema. “The 10-gigabit network speeds and ability to work within our Adobe, Final Cut Pro, and Avid ecosystems makes our G-RACK 12 an extremely valuable asset.”  

“From our flexible Evolution Series™ and high-capacity, high-performance portable G-SPEED® Shuttle XL to our new 12-bay G-RACK 12 NAS solution, the G-Technology brand offers one of the broadest storage portfolios for virtually any content creation workflow,” said Mike Williams, vice president of G-Technology, a Western Digital brand. “Our goal is to continue to optimize efficiencies in pre- and post- production workflows, so whether you’re working on a TV commercial, a corporate video, or major motion picture, we can help you through the most demanding production environments, while delivering capacity, reliability, performance and style.”

G-RACK 12 incorporates a G-Technology-developed NAS operating system with the BTRfs file system, the SCST high-performance iSCSI engine, and an easy-to-use graphical interface that removes the complexity of typical NAS administrative systems. The 12-bay, expandable units incorporate enterprise-class hard drives and are available in 48TB, 72TB, 96TB, and 120TB storage capacities.  

G-RACK 12 pricing varies depending on capacity and configuration. The G-RACK 12 is sold through authorized resellers across North America and Europe. To find an authorized reseller or to become an authorized reseller please visit www.g-technology.com.

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About Western Digital
Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) 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. 

 

1 120TB Total storage capacity, 100TB useable capacity in a common RAID 6 configuration.
2 600TB of Total storage capacity with a 120TB G-RACK 12 server and four 120TB G-RACK 12 EXP chasis’, supporting 500TB of useable storage capacity across five chassis each in RAID 6.

G‐Technology external hard drives serve as an element of an overall backup strategy. It is recommended that users keep two or more copies of their most important files backed up or stored on separate devices or online services.

© 2016 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates.  Western Digital, G-Technology, G-DRIVE, G-RACK, and G-SPEED and Evolution Series are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Apple and Final Cut Pro are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. in the US and/or other countries. Adobe and Adobe Premiere are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the US and/or other countries. Avid and Media Composer are registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. in the US and/or other countries.