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Western Digital (Tegile) Named a Visionary in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays


Company Recognized for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ:WDC) today announced that Western Digital
(Tegile) was recognized as a Visionary in the 2018 Gartner Magic
Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays for the fourth year in a row.*

"We believe that our position as a Visionary in this Gartner Magic
Quadrant is a testament to the exceptional customer value that
IntelliFlash™, our award-winning portfolio of solid-state arrays,
delivers in the market," said Narayan Venkat, vice president of
marketing, Western Digital's Data Center Systems business unit. "We are
investing heavily in our data center systems business to expand our
NVMe™ and high-density all-flash array offerings, and accelerate
innovation in data management for various Big Data and Fast Data
applications in the enterprise, including real-time analytics, machine
learning and AI."

As part of the Western Digital family of brands, IntelliFlash all-flash
arrays leverage the power of the company's Symbiotics
approach. This unique approach enables innovation and
optimization across multiple technologies and software and hardware
design points - from silicon to devices to systems - to deliver
breakthrough value in workload acceleration for a full range of
data-centric applications.

IntelliFlash Product Family
Western Digital's IntelliFlash
are an enterprise flash storage system that helps
organizations accelerate business-critical applications, simplify
storage management, and reduce costs by consolidating a variety of
workloads onto a single system architecture. Addressing both Big Data
and Fast Data needs of an enterprise, the IntelliFlash portfolio of
NVMe, all-flash and hybrid-flash arrays offers customers a wide range of
storage choices to meet the performance and economic service levels of
every application and workload. Every IntelliFlash array is powered by
IntelliFlash OS, a purpose-built software operating system for flash,
which delivers a full suite of capabilities, including multiple
protocols, data reduction, data protection and automated data healing.

The Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays evaluates vendors that offer
solid-state arrays. Each vendor in the Magic Quadrant is evaluated based
on its ability to execute (product or service, overall viability, sales
execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution,
customer experience, and operations) and its completeness of vision
(market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering
(product) strategy, business model, vertical/industry strategy,
innovation, and geographic strategy).

To access a complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for
Solid-State Arrays, click

Visit Western Digital at the Flash
Memory Summit 2018
in Santa Clara, California, August 7-9, 2018
(booth #207).

Become an Enterprise Channel Partner: Solution providers are
encouraged to apply for the award-winning Western Digital Enterprise
Partner Program
and gain access to a comprehensive selection of
resources to help create solutions and services that target
specific markets and customer needs while growing their business and
maximizing profitability.

Tegile, a Western Digital brand:

Western Digital:

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays, Valdis Filks, John
Monroe, Joseph Unsworth, Santhosh Rao, 23 July 2018. In the 2015,
2016, and 2017 reports, Western Digital was listed as Tegile because
Western Digital acquired the company in September 2017.

Gartner Disclaimer
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product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not
advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest
ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of
the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be
construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties,
expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any
warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains
certain forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the
applications, benefits, capabilities, features and performance of
Western Digital products. 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.

© 2018 Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates. All rights
reserved. Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology,
SanDisk, Tegile, Upthere, WD, IntelliFlash and Symbiotics Design are
registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or
its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. The NVMe word mark is a
trademark of NVM Express, Inc. All other marks are the property of their
respective owners.

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