Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) and Samsung have joined hands to standardize and advance the broad adoption of next-generation data placement, processing, and fabrics (D2PF) storage technologies. The companies are the first to lead the standardization of Zoned Storage technology.

As per the partnership, the companies will initially concentrate on synchronizing their efforts and building a robust ecosystem for Zoned Storage products. These initiatives will allow the industry to concentrate on a wide range of applications that will ultimately provide more value to customers.

This partnership reflects its unwavering commitment to meeting and exceeding its customers' expectations today and in the future. Samsung said that their combined efforts will encompass both hardware and software ecosystems to guarantee that as many customers as possible benefit from this critical technology.

Furthermore, this is the first time Samsung and Western Digital have teamed up as technology leaders to promote public alignment and knowledge of essential storage technologies. The agreement is intended to generate a variety of partnerships around technical standardization and software development for D2PF technologies like Zoned Storage, with a focus on corporate and cloud applications.

Meanwhile, end-users may feel confident that these upcoming storage technologies will be supported by various device vendors as well as vertically integrated hardware and software companies as a result of this partnership. Additionally, this partnership is projected to act as a foundation for future-generation, high-capacity storage devices with improved data placement and processing technologies, as well as zone-based device interfaces.