Supporting Mission-Critical Data at AFCEA WEST 2017
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Supporting Mission-Critical Data at AFCEA WEST 2017

As the growth of data is outpacing the capabilities of legacy storage infrastructure, we are proud to participate in the upcoming Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) event to share our industry-leading storage solutions and know-how in supporting mission-critical data for armed forces that serve in the air, on land, and at sea.

Webinar: Flash Solutions for Modernizing IT Infrastructure

February 9, 2017 • 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m.

PDT Register: www.afcea.org/signal/webinar

Leading up to WEST 2017, Bob Ackerman, Editor in Chief of SIGNAL Magazine will host Gary Lyng, Sr. Director Data Center Solutions, Western Digital, for a free webinar on how to modernize your IT infrastructure with next-generation solutions.

Whether your goal is
IT modernization, utilizing Big Data analytics to drive actionable insights, or considering cloud deployment models, flash storage delivers the efficiencies, cost savings, performance and scale required to meet
the demands. In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • How to begin moving mountains of data from burden to asset
  • Why the best cloud deployments rely on flash storage technology from Western Digital

Join Us at AFCEA WEST 2017 – Data Durability in Booth #713

This year’s 27th edition of WEST 2017, the premier naval conference and exposition on the West Coast, will take place in San Diego on February 21-23.  This is the foremost event in which the makers of platforms and the designers of technologies can network, discuss, and demonstrate their solutions in a single locale.

When it comes to data durability, there is probably no company on the globe to better entrust your highly critical data than us. We are a global leader in storage technology. Our innovative storage solutions provide high density, flexibility and exceptional speed, and are at the heart of many of the world’s largest data centers. Whether your goal is IT modernization, reducing costs, building mission value, increasing effectiveness, citizen satisfaction, or improving outcomes – our solutions consistently deliver stability, trust and reliability. Join us in booth #713 to learn how.

Speaking Session – Enable Field-Based Data Collection And Analytics

If you’re attending WEST, make sure to join our joint speaking session with IBM to learn about a new solution that enables mission-critical decisions in near-real time for field-based data collection and analytics.

Superpowers Western Digital and IBM Join Forces to Enable Field-based Data Collection and Analytics

Tuesday, Feb. 21 • 3:00 – 3:40pm

Innovation Showcase, Exhibit Hall B, Isle 2200

Even as mobile platforms for reconnaissance and intelligence gathering collect an increasing amount of data, bandwidth to ground stations remains relatively limited. Performing Big Data analytics at deployed collection platforms can help make mission-critical decisions in near-real time and allow transmittal of only the most relevant data or results for further action.

To address these mission challenges, IBM has created a solution based on the industry’s leading software-defined storage portfolio and best-of-breed flash hardware. The IBM DeepFlash™ Elastic Storage™ Server combines the performance features of IBM’s Spectrum Scale™ parallel filesystem and declustered RAID solution with highly-reliable SanDisk® InfiniFlash™ storage enclosures. This unified solution provides high-performance,  scalable, robust and fault-tolerant dense storage with fast RAID rebuilds and lower power requirements — which helps to enable field-based data collection and analytics.

Speakers: Chris Howard, Chief Technologist, Government and Defense, Western Digital and Keith D. Ball, Client Technical Specialist, US Federal, IBM Systems, Software Defined Storage Solutions (SDSS)

Supporting Mission-Critical Data: We’ve Got Your Back!

Our storage solutions power the markets and companies that shape our lives-enabling possibilities for the cloud, enterprise and sophisticated infrastructures everywhere for the data-driven world.

We look forward to meeting you at these upcoming AFCEA events!

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Victoria Koepnick
Victoria has a passion for bringing enterprise storage technology to market. Her fifteen year career in the computer storage industry covers both enterprise hardware and software solutions and includes product management, strategic alliances, and marketing communications.At SanDisk, Victoria focuses on articulating the value of SanDisk Enterprise software through social media, key industry partners, bloggers and customer deployments.Prior to SanDisk, Victoria led the marketing efforts of IO Turbine resulting in an acquisition by Fusion-io. Her experience includes product marketing and strategic alliance roles at NetApp, as well as leading the communications and product marketing efforts at several successful start-ups resulting in acquisitions by IBM, Maxtor, and HDS.Victoria holds a B.A. in Political Science/Pre-law from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.