Western Digital Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and provision of data storage solutions that enable consumers, businesses, governments and other organizations to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. The company’s product portfolio includes hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs), direct attached storage solutions, personal cloud network attached storage solutions, and public and private cloud data center storage solutions. The company’s products are marketed under the HGST, WD and G-Technology brand names. Sales and Distribution The company maintains sales offices in selected parts of the world including the major geographies of the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs): OEMs, including large-scale datacenter operators, purchase its products, either directly or through a contract manufacturer such as an original design manufacturer (ODM), and assemble them into the devices they build. In addition, the company also sells directly to cloud infrastructure players, which the company classifies as OEMs for purposes of channel information. Distributors: The company uses a group of distributors to sell its products to non-direct customers, such as small computer and CE manufacturers, dealers, systems integrators, online retailers and other resellers. Retailers: The company sells its branded products directly to a select group of major retailers, such as computer superstores, warehouse clubs, online retailers, and computer electronics stores, and authorize sales through distributors to smaller retailers. The company also sells its branded products through its Websites. Data Storage Solutions The company offers a line of data storage solutions to meet the storage needs of its end users. Its HDD offerings include high performance 10,000/15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) drives targeting server and storage system OEMs, enterprise capacity drives for bulk storage applications for both hyperscale cloud customers and OEMs. The company also delivers a line of SSDs for servers and storage systems applications that includes 2.5’ serial attached SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) (SAS) drives, as well as peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) NVMe SSDs and embedded flash solutions. The company designs, manufacturers and provides hard drives for a range of digital storage uses, from PCs and data centers to video recording systems, home network storage devices, and video surveillance. The company also packages these hard drives into consumer appliances, which offer portable, desktop and personal cloud storage for accessibility from anywhere and sharing functionality. Enterprise Storage: Enterprise storage solutions consist of HDDs and SSDs for performance enterprise and capacity enterprise markets. The company’s enterprise storage offerings include performance HDDs which are optimized for performance applications providing a range of capacity and performance levels primarily for use in enterprise servers, supporting high volume on-line transactions, data analysis and other enterprise applications. The company offers a range of SSDs for the enterprise applications based on the SAS and PCIe interfaces. Storage Platforms and Systems: The HGST Active Archive system delivers a fully-configured S3-compliant, scale-out object storage system that utilizes helium-filled HDDs for improved storage economics. Client: Desktop and Notebook PCs: Client compute solutions consist of HDDs for desktop and mobile PCs. The company’s client compute storage solutions include HDDs designed for use in desktop PCs requiring high performance, reliability and capacity with various attributes such as low cost per GB, quiet acoustics, low power consumption and protection against shocks. The company also offers Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) HDDs specifically designed for home and small office network attached storage systems and optimized for energy efficiency and reliability, hard drives for video recording applications, including surveillance, as well as HDDs designed for advanced single-user co
western digital corp
(WDC:German Stock Exchange)
3355 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
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