HGST joins HP ProActive Alliance

HP ProActive improves performance and uptime while also lowering operating costs; HGST has announced that it is a founding member of the Alliance

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HGST joins HP ProActive Alliance HGST has announced that it is a founding member of the HP ProActive Insight Architecture Alliance.
By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  September 19, 2012

HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, now a WDC company) has announced that it is a founding member of the HP ProActive Insight Architecture (PIA) Alliance. HGST was selected by HP for its enterprise-class Ultrastar hard disk drive (HDD) family which the company says contributed to the reliability of HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8).

HP ProActive helps improve performance and uptime while simultaneously lowering operating costs. Through the embedded HP Proliant Gen8 server technology, HP PIA members can evaluate data and other analytics to optimise and improve on the needed business results.

"As one of the leading enterprise-class HDD and SSD companies in the world, we are honored to be a founding member and active participant in HP's ProActive Insight Architecture Program," said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, HGST, a Western Digital company.

"We have had a long history with HP, continually meeting their stringent quality and performance standards, and in 2011 we won their Global Supplier Quality of the year award. With our quality reputation and commitment, HP ProLiant Gen8 customers will continue to benefit from our field-proven Ultrastar hard drive platform with industry-leading technology, performance and high reliability."

"The cost of manual operations and system optimisation needed to support growing IT requirements is unsustainable," said Jim Ganthier, vice president, Marketing and Operations, Industry Standard Servers and Software at HP. "The PIA Alliance brings together some of the world's leading technology companies to eliminate manual maintenance tasks and significantly improve data center efficiency."

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