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As a natural extension to Western Digital's ongoing contributions to various open source projects and standard organizations, and its long history of making its ZBC/ZAC tools available to the open-source community, the company has launched as part of its [Zoned Storage Initiative] ( is aimed to document support for zoned storage devices available through various open source projects to jump-start application development initiatives within the developer community as well as help data center infrastructure engineers take advantage of zoned storage technologies. This site hosts information about software development libraries, tools, standards information and software resources that provide a unified framework to manage SSDs with ZNS support and capacity-optimized ZBC/ZAC HDDs. Through this open-source initiative, developers can gain confidence in the burgeoning ecosystem of community and industry contributors and supporters.

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