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Western Digital Streams Greater Efficiency and Innovation into Huawei Big Data and Video Applications

As a leader in enterprise-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) and the
inventor of helium HDD technology, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:
WDC) today announced that Huawei has qualified its host-managed shingled
magnetic recording (SMR) helium-based HDD, the Ultrastar®
Hs14 – the industry’s
first 14TB HDD designed for demanding big data applications. An
early adopter of Western Digital’s SMR HDDs, Huawei is breaking new
ground by optimizing its distributed cloud storage OceanStor®
9000 system for the sequential nature of data capture in video
surveillance applications. Seeing the value in enabling significant TCO
improvements, Huawei has made considerable investments in the
integration of Western Digital’s SMR HelioSeal® HDDs, which
deliver unsurpassed density, power efficiency and reliability.

“With the explosive growth of data, our worldwide customers from
different industries require high density, good performance and low
power to meet their growing demands. Huawei provides comprehensive data
management solutions for customers based on high-performance all-flash
storage for critical business scenarios. Huawei has optimized its
distributed file system for massive unstructured data scenarios, which
enables OceanStor 9000 to support capacity up to 14TB SMR drives. This
helps customers to manage massive video data with a lower TCO,” said
Meng Guangbin, president of storage product line at Huawei. “Huawei will
continue to focus on the development of various emerging technologies,
including storage medium, also through continuous technological
innovation to help customers manage their data in a more efficient way.”

Large data volumes is the typical feature for video archiving, data
backing up and more. Huawei’s OceanStor®
9000 makes full use of the Ultrastar Hs14 SMR drive’s capacity and
drive characteristics through its ROW (Redirect on write) technology.
With the OceanStor 9000 solution based on high-density 14TB SMR hard
drives, customers can save up to 40 percent of a room’s floor space, and
power consumption can be reduced by more than 40 percent compared to 8TB
hard drive solutions commonly used in the industry today.

“Huawei is an early innovator and valued partner, and their
qualification of our 14TB SMR HDD underscores the strength of our
long-standing relationship,” said Mark Grace, senior vice president of
Devices at Western Digital. “Today, more than 70 percent of the exabytes
we ship into the capacity enterprise segment are based on our HelioSeal
technology platform, which deliver among the highest capacities and the
lowest TCO for scale-out cloud and enterprise data centers. We’re proud
that Huawei continues to see the technology innovation and value we
bring to their business.”

The Ultrastar Hs14 is the world’s first enterprise-class 14TB HDD. Based
on host-managed SMR technology, this 3.5-inch HDD is optimized to
deliver the highest capacity at low TCO. It provides unprecedented
capacity leadership by harnessing two core complementary technologies –
fourth generation HelioSeal technology and second-generation
host-managed SMR. These field proven technologies provide the foundation
for delivering efficiency, quality and reliable performance required for
cloud and hyperscale data center customers.

The Ultrastar
Hs14 14TB HDDs are now available.

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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.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology
(ICT) solutions provider. As a responsible steward, an innovative
information society enabler, and a win-win industrial contributor,
Huawei is committed to build a Better Connected World. Huawei adheres to
continuous innovation around customer needs, opens up cooperation with
partners, and builds end-to-end solution advantages in telecommunication
networks, enterprise networks, terminals, and cloud computing. With
180,000 Huawei employees who are dedicated and dedicated to the world,
they are committed to creating maximum value for operator customers,
corporate customers and consumers, and providing competitive ICT
solutions, products and services. At present, Huawei’s services are used
in more than 170 countries and regions in the world, and serve more than
one-third of the world’s population. Huawei Corporation is a private
company that holds all shares of its employees founded in 1987.

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About Huawei’s business

Huawei’s enterprise business mainly provides products and solutions for
enterprise-based networks, enterprise communications, data centers, and
industrial applications. It also makes full use of the opportunities
brought by cloud computing technology innovation and business model
innovation, and provides cloud-based data center solutions and parts.
Cloud computing enterprise application. At present, Huawei Enterprise
has established its enterprise business organizations in more than 100
countries around the world. With Huawei’s years of deep technology
accumulation and strong innovation capabilities, in the era of cloud
computing and ICT convergence, Huawei’s corporate business will grow
together with customers and partners to create a better future.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
statements concerning the development, performance and capacity,
capabilities, applications, and availability of the Ultrastar Hs14 and
the HelioSeal platform, and adoption of our products by customers. There
are a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause these
forward-looking statements to be inaccurate including, among others:
volatility in global economic conditions; business conditions and growth
in the storage ecosystem; impact of competitive products and pricing;
market acceptance and cost of commodity materials and specialized
product components; actions by competitors; unexpected advances in
competing technologies; our development and introduction of products
based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets;
risks associated with acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures;
difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and
uncertainties listed in the company’s filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including our most recently filed periodic report
to which your attention is directed. The company undertakes no
obligation to update the information in this release in the event facts
or circumstances change after the date of this release.

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reserved. Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology,
SanDisk, Tegile, Upthere, WD, HelioSeal, and Ultrastar are registered
trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its
affiliates in the US and/or other countries. All other marks are the
property of their respective owners.

As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes.
Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.
Product specifications subject to change without notice. Not all
products are available in all regions of the world.

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