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From Big Data to Fast Data – Transform Your Infrastructure at Gartner Event

This is an incredible time of change and transformation for IT infrastructure, organizations and leaders. The data center of tomorrow looks very different than the legacy infrastructure of the past decades. Businesses are contending with massive data growth, particularly in unstructured data, security challenges, the adoption of software-defined and cloud architectures, and new tools of AI, ML and IoT. At the heart of these changes is data, and a prodigious journey of digital transformation.

Creating Environments for Data to Thrive

This month, IT peers, analysts, and experts will meet at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference in London and Las Vegas. We’re thrilled to join the event and showcase how we’re creating environments where data can thrive; everywhere it’s needed and dependent upon.

Western Digital’s wealth of technologies and products deliver value at every step where data is captured, accessed, aggregated, transformed and preserved. The Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference will be a great opportunity to see our innovation across our portfolio of solutions for both Big Data and Fast Data and how we’re enabling new possibilities for data to thrive.

2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage

Earlier this week, we announced that Western Digital and the ActiveScale™ object storage family of data center systems, has been recognized by Gartner, Inc. in its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage¹. You can view a complimentary copy here.

We are honored to be recognized by Gartner and we will be showcasing how the ActiveScale System provides the foundation for “Data Forever” environments, simplifying unstructured data management, Big Data analytics, backup and archive, and how it is disrupting the economics of data at petabyte scale.

Booth #440 – A Wealth of Technologies 

 If you’re at the event, join us in booth #440. Our experts will be there to help you on your journey of IT transformation. Here are some of the demos you’ll be able to see:

  • ActiveScale Big Data Solutions – See how our self-contained, scale-out object storage system with AWS S3™ compliant interface rivals the scale and total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits of traditional cloud infrastructures by leveraging our high-capacity helium-sealed drives. The ActiveScale system helps customers implement a “Data Forever” strategy that delivers the seamless scalability and extreme data durability required for long-term data storage, across generations of hardware technology.
  • IntelliFlash™ Fast Data Solutions – We are thrilled to have the latest member of our family of brands, Tegile, join us at the Gartner show. See how IntelliFlash is tailor-made to leverage NVMe™ technology to deliver the optimal balance between performance and economics for Fast Data applications. This will also be a great opportunity to learn more about our high-performance and low latency NVMe flash devices.
  • Up the stack with performance-optimized storage servers – With integrated CPUs and NVMe SSDs, see how we can deliver performance-optimized and cost-optimized platforms so you can take advantage of Big Data and Fast Data with ultimate flexibility of software-defined storage.

Western Digital’s expertise in manufacturing every level of the stack – from the hard disk drive components to NAND flash, storage servers and storage systems – delivers you with industry leading reliability, significant cost efficiencies and a foundation for data forever architectures. You can trust your data to us.

Speaking Session: What’s driving the adoption of Object Storage?

When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 3:45pm
Where: Venetian G, Level 2

I’ll be speaking about our recent customer survey about the value of object storage deployments. Find out what’s on the mind of CIOs who deploy new storage technologies. My session will cover survey results and dive into the details of the top business drivers and use cases for adoption of object storage.

Whether optimization, agility, scale or flexibility, let us help you build the right infrastructure strategy for your digital transformation journey. I look forward to seeing you at the show!


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Stefaan Vervaet
As a storage expert and director of global strategic alliances for HGST’s Cloud Infrastructure business unit, Stefaan Vervaet heads up the partner ecosystem driving innovation and business growth for HGST’s scale-out cloud and storage solutions.Stefaan brings 15 years of experience in the data storage and backup industry. As a business-focused technologist with an extensive start-up background, he brings a unique perspective to HGST. His background includes product management and go-to-market positions in the backup space (Veritas), as well as technical sales and support executive positions in the object storage world (AmpliData).As an innovator with a proven track record, Stefaan successfully helped build startup companies like DataCenter Technologies, a dedupe technology (acquired by Veritas in 2005) and Amplidata, a leading object storage vendor (acquired by HGST in 2015, a Western Digital Company). Immediately before joining HGST, he established and built the US office running technical sales, support and operations worldwide for Amplidata.Stefaan holds a master’s degree in Applied Informatics from the University of Ghent, Belgium and is currently based out of HGST’s San Jose headquarters.