Meet the HGST Active Archive System. #LongLiveData

Today is a significant moment in HGST history with the birth of the Active Archive System that will enable organizations to easily store, retain and harness the power of data like never before. First referenced in September during our #LongLiveData launch event, and now a fully-realized solution, the Active Archive System supports HGST’s strategy to bring higher value systems to customers enabling them to transform their data into business valueHGST Active Archive System. #LongLiveData indeed.

In a nutshell, the Active Archive System is a fully integrated, turnkey, S3-compliant, scale-out object storage system that rivals the scale and TCO of traditional cloud infrastructure. It delivers 4.7 petabytes (PB) of raw data storage per rack and is ready to go out-of-the-box! Just add network and power and this baby is ready to go. It’s beautiful and has incredible features.

So why name the latest addition to our family Active Archive System? It might not have the flair of Bob Geldof’s first-born Fifi Trixibelle, or Gwyneth’s Apple, but it exactly describes the category we are creating. For data that is past its early useful life, but not so old that it should be put out to pasture–aka tape–nothing provides unprecedented levels of accessibility, scalability, simplicity and affordability like our latest addition–Active Archive System.

In fact, Active Archive System’s breakthrough TCO beats the white box economics of traditional cloud infrastructure to enable organizations to store and access more data, driving deeper insights and ultimately unlocking the value of their data.

Get to know our Active Archive System better on its product page, by attending our live web-stream event or visit us at the below conferences, where we will be showing off our latest arrival:

  • LIVE WEBSTREAM: Please join the webstream and live Q&A on Wednesday, April 8 at 9 am PT at
  • PRODUCT SHOWCASE: HGST will be showcasing the Active Archive System at HIMSS, April 12 – 16 in Chicago (Booth #HX360 M9 & M12) and NAB, April 13 – 16 in Las Vegas (Booth # SL14018).

Happy birthday Active Archive System. We couldn’t be more excited you’re here. #ProudParents


About Barbara Murphy

avatarBarbara Murphy is the vice president of marketing for the Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit at HGST. With a mission to help organizations harness the power of data to unlock greater business potential, she is responsible for leading the global marketing efforts for the portfolio of innovative technology, platforms, converged systems and solutions to drive growth and success for HGST, and its partners and customers.