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Western Digital Selected by Acronis

For Ultrastar high-capacity storage platform deployed to improve reliability and meet capacity needs

Western Digital Corp. announced that Acronis International GmbH has selected its Ultrastar Data60 and Ultrastar Data102 hybrid storage platforms, in order to meet capacity demands and support the business’ long-term expansion plans.

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Acronis turned to technology partner DIAWAY OÜ in Estonia to design a scalable architecture that could be deployed across its 14 data centers and they selected Western Digital.

To keep pace with growing data demands, Acronis needed a storage solution that could deliver reliability and data protection, as it adds capacity over time.

Acronis has completed phase one of the planned overhaul, upgrading most of its storage infrastructure with Western Digital Ultrastar platforms. Its environment totals more than 220PB of capacity, with more to be added. By investing in Ultrastar platforms, it has reduced its storage acquisition and operational costs, and simplified the management of its storage footprint. Having a standardized storage architecture also means capacity planning is easier and costs more predictable.

Alex Beyk, director of global technical operations, Acronis said: “As a company, our growth depends on our ability to offer customers efficient and reliable cyber protection solutions at an affordable price. With DIAWAY, we have an integrator that truly understands our needs, and with Western Digital, we’re getting a storage solution that we can trust, with a TCO that other storage vendors could not match. Standardizing on Ultrastar platforms for our global storage infrastructure was an easy decision to make.

Ultrastar Data60 and Data102 are 12Gb SAS JBODs that can be configured with up to 60 and 102 HDDs and up to 24 of those drives configurable to SSDs in a 4U form factor, with up to 900TB and 1.5PB raw capacity1. These hybrid storage platforms are dense JBODs which provide the flexibility to specify the HDD and SSD combinations for balancing capacity, performance, and cost. Both are elements of next-gen disaggregated storage and SDS systems.

Due to Western Digital’s silicon-to-systems capabilities, Ultrastar Data platforms provide the long-term reliability that Acronis’ customers demand. They include features like IsoVibe vibration isolation technology to help maintain consistent performance under heavy workloads, and ArcticFlow thermal zone cooling technology, providing a cooling solution that enhances drive reliability.

We make every effort to provide our customers with great products and services, and we work just as hard to make sure they are selecting the most appropriate solutions to fit their needs,” said Alexander Ragel, managing partner, DIAWAY OÜ. “Western Digital is committed to providing modular and efficient platforms that we use when architecting multi-petabyte style environments for our customers. We believe that Western Digital is a perfect match for Acronis.

Nigel Edwards, VP sales, EMEAI, Western Digital said: “We’re delighted that Acronis has standardised on storage from Western Digital in its data centres. When designing petabyte-scale environments, high-density, reliability and costs are all important factors. We’re committed to supporting Acronis’ storage needs as it looks to expand its infrastructure around the world and grow its business.

1 1GB is equal to one billion bytes, 1TB is equal to 1,000GB (one trillion bytes), and 1PB is equal to 1,000TB (one quadrillion bytes). Actual user capacity may be less due to operating environment.