Western Digital, CTERA Link On Object Storage Offering

Irvine-based storage giant Western Digital and data archiving software provider CTERA said today that they have teamed up on a new, object storage solution, which combines data archiving systems from WD's HGST unit, with CTERA's software. The companies said they are providing a joint solution aimed at the enterprise and service provider market. Financial details of the link were not anonunced. Wesetern Digital's HGST archive systems uses object storage, which scales from 672TB to 4.7 petabytes, and also links into cloud storage services like Amazon S3.