HGST, a Western Digital brand, will be presenting at the upcoming Huawei Connect 2017 Conference in Shanghai and I am very excited! Why?, you may ask; it is just another tradeshow…but it is not. It is an incredible opportunity, for several reasons: 1) China is the land of technology growth, 2) China’s huge population is embracing new technologies such as cloud and mobile, and 3) The data behind these new cloud and mobile apps plays a critical role in creating new markets!
Let’s start with the first point: China is the land of technology opportunity. According to a recent IDC report, “State of the Market Q2 2017; IT Spending Review and Outlook”, year over year growth in Asia/Pacific is targeted at 6%. Furthermore, a majority of servers will be supporting IoT, big data, social, robotics, cognitive/AI and cloud rather than traditional workloads.
China is an exciting place to be right now. With over a billion people, there is tremendous opportunity. It is a country who has and continues to embrace new and innovative technology. China is also a late bloomer, which means these new mobile technologies can be deployed without the challenge of integrating them with or replacing existing legacy technologies.
Huawei Connect 2017’s theme “Grow with the Cloud” is perfect for China and its neighbors. The cloud is the growth engine for computer server and storage technology. As new technologies, including data storage, are deployed in the cloud, new applications, new economics and new markets are enabled. The mobile world expands and is supported by the growing cloud. This includes content and support for new and more sophisticated mobile content & applications, autonomous vehicle functionality, security/surveillance support and IoT technologies, to name a few.
Along with this growth in the mobile and cloud realms comes growth in data. Western Digital enables the capture, access, aggregation, transformation and preservation of data through a wealth of technologies and products that bring to life new ideas and possibilities.
Speaking Sessions at Huawei Connect 2017
We will have both corporate thought leaders and local visionaries present at Huawei Connect 2017. Hear our subject matter experts at the following speaking sessions:
Tuesday, September 5
Title: Advanced IoT Security with Cloud-Based High-Performance Storage 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Walt Hinton, Senior Global Director, Client and Enterprise Solutions Marketing
Title: Big Data for China 3:25 p.m.
Speaker: Kheng Bin Ng, Product Marketing Director
Title: Flash in the Cloud 4:15 p.m.
Speaker: Edwin Ye, Senior Sales Engineer
Wednesday, September 6
Title: Storage Technologies and Trends for the Cloud 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dean Amini, Vice President, Enterprise Portfolio Management
We will show the following exciting demos in booth A2:
HGST Storage Landscape Demo: Enabling a Connected Life with Data 数据互联生活
Partnerships Demos: HGST + SanDisk® + Huawei Better Together
Technology Station (3D NAND) : Unleashing the Power of 3D NAND Technology释放3D NAND技术的庞大潜能
HGST Cloud and Device Storage Solutions : Mission Critical Data Storage关键业务数据存储
Embedded Storage Solutions Demo: Edge Solutions Driving Data Growth in the Cloud 推动云服务的边缘解决方案
If you’re up for a little cardio competition, stop by the booth and test your skills in our “Harnessing the Power of Data” competition. There will be prizes.
If you are in Shanghai for the exciting Huawei Connect 2017, please visit our booth to learn more about our exciting and innovative “Edge to Cloud” storage solutions for mobile, cloud and more. If you are unable to attend in person, follow @HGSTStorage, @storagebuff and @rwcallaghan using #HWConnect on Twitter for daily show updates and pictures. Follow us on WeChat at闪迪商用(SanDiskForBusiness).
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Rob Callaghan brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise storage product marketing.At SanDisk, Rob drives outbound marketing efforts for SanDisk’s Fusion ioMemory PCIe Application Acceleration products and solutions.Prior to SanDisk, Rob was the manager of product marketing in the Datacenter Solutions Group at LSI Corporation. Before joining LSI, Callaghan held product and marketing management positions at Quantum Corporation, Nortel, 3COM and Adaptec. He is an accomplished speaker, presenting at many industry events, including VMworld, Oracle World, Microsoft Ignite, Super Computing and Flash Memory Summit, and he is actively involved with SNIA in the Solid State Storage Initiative. He is the former Chair for the SNIA Storage Management Forum.Rob holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems from California State University East Bay and an MBA from Santa Clara University.