Western Digital has recently given a detailed summary of its mission to unlock the potential of data by harnessing the possibility to use it.
In a series of keynotes delivered by company leaders, Western Digital also unveiled breakthrough HDD and Flash innovations inspired by the ways individuals and businesses use data to create what’s next.
“Everything we do starts with the belief in human potential as it intersects digital innovation and in turn, creates possibility,” said David Goeckeler, CEO of Western Digital. “Inspired by the many ways in which our customers use data and empowered by our strong go-to-market engine, we uniquely address the broad storage needs of our diverse customers, at any scale — from the smallest intelligent devices to the largest public clouds.”
“Innovating into the future starts with the right tools. We know that when people are given the tools to push boundaries, they are unstoppable,” said Rob Soderbery, EVP and GM of the Flash Business Unit at Western Digital. “From autonomous cars, artificial intelligence and augmented reality to computing, streaming and gaming, our flash products help to fuel our customers’ potential and allow them to perform at their best.”
“As the areal density leader in the HDD industry, intentional innovation that delivers TCO for our customers is our greatest responsibility,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, EVP and GM of the HDD Business Unit. “We know that data is our customers’ most valuable asset, and we bring together the brightest minds to develop solutions for today’s exponential rate of data creation to enable deeper connections, new breakthroughs and smarter decisions.”
The growth of the cloud, the explosion of connected intelligent devices, and the ever-expanding amount of digital information created with these devices each day around the world, all demand more and more storage capacity.
Joined onstage by partners including AMD, Intel and Microsoft, Rob Soderbery, EVP and GM of the Flash Business Unit at Western Digital, reinforced the company’s commitment to delivering the purpose-built solutions that power the most important and exciting digital applications in the world.
EVP and GM of the HDD Business Unit, Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, addressed the changing economics of the data center and introduced the industry’s first 22TB CMR and 26TB UltraSMR HDDs, built upon the foundation of a series of significant innovations cultivated over decades.
In a conversation with Dropbox, he illustrated Western Digital’s commitment to be a partner to cloud customers by delivering the innovations they need to achieve their goals.