OpenFlex Fabric Products Deliver Highly Scalable Performance and Capacity
Western Digital's family of OpenFlex fabric-attached products will be offered in a variety of performance levels and capacities to enable data center architects and IT managers to purpose-build a scalable and flexible data center for their unique needs. Highlights include:
OpenFlex™ F3000 Series Fabric Device: For performance intensive Fast Data applications. Available in capacities up to 61TB, it delivers low-latency NVMe flash performance over two 50Gb Ethernet ports.
OpenFlex ™ E3000 Series Fabric Enclosure: A 3U enclosure that houses up to ten hot swappable F3000 fabric devices.
OpenFlex™ D3000 Series Fabric Device: For capacity intensive Big Data applications. The 1U device offers up to 168TB of hard disk capacity over two 25Gb Ethernet ports.
The OpenFlex F3000 fabric device and OpenFlex E3000 enclosure will be available in the fourth quarter of calendar 2018. The OpenFlex D3000 fabric device will be available in 2019.
Additional Information and Resources
During Flash Memory Summit, Western Digital will showcase the OpenFlex architecture and products at a feature keynote presentation and in the exhibit hall (Booth #207) where the product will be running a wide range of data center applications.
Further details and materials on today's announcement can be found at Innovation.wdc.com/OpenFlexArchitecture.html.
About Western Digital
Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. The company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Western Digital® data-centric solutions are marketed under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.
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 - Based on internal estimates of utilization efficiencies and component pricing as of July 2018
- Based on internal estimates of utilization efficiencies, expenditure models, and component pricing as of July 2018
 - IDC White Paper, sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, "Quantifying Data Center Inefficiency: Making a Case for Composable Infrastructure," March 2017
 - 1 terabyte (TB) equals one trillion bytes
 - Gb denotes gigabits
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