Western Digital Corporation is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.
It’s hard work to uncover real business results through analytics. It's common that you spend more time curating data than improving your algorithms. When diving into analytics for business value, you have to roll up your sleeves and prepare to put in the work. A data strategy for analytics may include finding real data sets from many sources that can be used in training your machine as quickly and effectively as possible, but one thing is imperative, the scalability and manageability of data is critical to the success of your analytics project.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
>Why an analytics strategy is paramount in driving business results
>Questions you should ask before building a strategy for analytics
>How to identify the different data needs for typical analytic workloads
Rajeev Sharma, Senior Product Manager, Data Center SystemsRecorded: May 15 201929 mins
Businesses across the globe are grappling with how to not only capture and preserve their data, but more importantly, how to transfer the data into actionable insights. After all, data is the currency of the modern economy, and the speed by which an organization can unlock the possibilities of its data is paramount to its success. As a result, many organizations are turning to NVMe – a protocol that is disrupting all-flash array architectures – to provide higher performance and improve their data’s time-to-value. But, transitioning an infrastructure to NVMe may bring up questions, specifically how this will impact existing FC SAN and iSCSI environments.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- Why organizations are considering NVMe, and benefits of NVMe-based storage
- How to address the challenges of transitioning to NVMe-based storage
- How to leverage NVMe-based solutions in existing FC and iSCSI storage
- How to effectively consolidate storage silos without any trade-offs in performance
- How Western Digital’s IntelliFlash N-Series enables high performance at low
latency for the most demanding workloads, your mission critical applications
Dave Montgomery, Director, Storage Platforms Marketing, Western DigitalRecorded: May 1 201924 mins
Every IT shop is trying to balance two different objectives: 1) increase capacity; 2) deliver the requisite performance against a variety of workloads. Indiscriminately spending money that doesn’t align capacity and storage performance with the workloads’ needs, is wasteful. However, connecting storage capacity and performance across the network with workloads is an easy way to allocate storage resources cost effectively, as needed.
To address today’s dynamic data requirements, we must consider that end users need a next-generation infrastructure that aligns storage resources with workloads without jeopardizing performance, capacity, or incurring unwarranted expense. Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is a storage protocol that aims to simplify the interconnection of computer memory, storage, and networking, while improving performance of the storage infrastructure and related applications, to meet IT departments’ objectives and drive business value.
In this webinar, you will learn:
• What is NVMe-oF
• The business value of NVMe-oF
• The role that NVMe-oF will play in transforming data centers of the future
Manfred Berger, Sr. Mgr. Business Development Platforms EMEIA Western Digital;Michel Portelli, Sr Dir EMEA Marketing DataCoreRecorded: Apr 18 201945 mins
Software Defined Storage is a growing trend in the datacenter, as IT managers are moving away from traditional Tier-1 OEM solutions in an effort to increase flexibility and reduce cost. But putting together a SDS solution, based on various hardware and software components can be challenging. Enter the pre-tested reference architectures from Western Digital and DataCore, that take on storage solutions of Tier-1 OEM vendors by providing equally high performance and world class reliability. But at a much more cost-attractive price point and with much greater flexibility in its tiering capability.
Join Manfred Berger from Western Digital’s Business Development team and Michel Portelli, Senior Director EMEA Marketing at DataCore Software for this webinar, in which you will learn more about:
1. DataCore SDS Software Solution
2. Western Digital hardware JBOD and server platforms
3. Western Digital and Datacore’s joint storage solutions to take on the SDS market
Erik Weaver, Global Director, M&E Market Development, Western Digital; Tridib Chakravarty, CEO, StorageDNARecorded: Apr 17 201925 mins
In part-two of our DNAFabric series, we will dig deeper into how abstraction, combined with Tableau, enables a new generation of data insights. To empower decision-makers to derive actionable insights from large data sets, we will highlight the power of laying a foundation that supports next-generation artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to both see and understand data.
David Ridgeway, Senior Manager of Product Marketing. Data Center Systems @ Western DigitalRecorded: Apr 10 201926 mins
Accelerating time to insights is the new currency and lifeline for your business. To tap into these insights, today's businesses need an advanced storage option that delivers performance, simplicity, and economics. Success requires you to take advantage of the latest high-performance storage constructs – flash memory, NVMe standards, and fast data storage – to eliminate bottlenecks, management complexity, and the high cost of traditional storage solutions.
In this webinar you will learn how NVMe enables higher performance all-flash arrays (AFAs) with the requisite enterprise-class management and high efficiency for cost-effective on-premises storage. Even if you’re considering your first AFA, this webinar will provide the information you need when deploying next-generation NVMe AFA solutions:
-Learn about the benefits that NVMe AFAs bring to enterprise, such as fast data acceleration and accelerating multi-site disaster recovery
-Five key features to look for in next-generation AFAs
-Find out how CIOs are using NVMe All-Flash storage to support mission-critical applications
-Discover, with support from the Forrester Total Economic Impact Study, how flash storage helps consolidate multiple tiers of storage to save on power, cooling, and rack space at a lower total cost
Erik Ottem, Senior Director, Data Center SystemsRecorded: Apr 3 201928 mins
Traditional data infrastructures can’t keep up with the rapid growth of low latency semiconductor storage and multi-core processors. Today’s system design requires a multi-lane data infrastructure to keep up with today’s high-performance servers supporting hundreds, if not thousands, of virtual workloads. Join us to see how enterprise storage is evolving – from a slow two-lane country road powered by SAS and SATA to a fast 12-lane divided highway driven by NVMe – to deliver the infrastructure your business needs to stay relevant.
Esther Spanjer, Enterprise Business Development Director; Cagatay Kilic, Business Development ManagerRecorded: Mar 28 201931 mins
Join Cagatay Kilic and Esther Spanjer from the EMEAI Business Development team, for this webinar if you are interested in understanding more about HDD technology features and how they are implemented in the Western Digital Enterprise Grade HDD product line. Cagatay will discuss topics such as PRM vs SMR vs XMR recording, micro-actuator vs dual-actuator , HAMR vs MAMR and why Western Digital fills its high capacity drives with Helium. Additionally, Esther will share with you Western Digital’s view on the HDD Market and the co-existence of HDD and SSDs in the datacenter. For those of you that want to know of what’s going on “under the hood” in an Enterprise Grade HDD will come away with knowledge on the following:
1. HDD technology features
2. Market trends for HDDs in the datacenter
3. Western Digital’s enterprise grade HDD offering
Erik Weaver, Global Director, M&E Market Development, Western Digital, Tridib Chakravarty, CEO, StorageDNARecorded: Mar 27 201925 mins
In Part 1 of this two-part series on DNAFabric, we will explore how and why legacy storage infrastructures must shift to address today’s digital content demands in media & entertainment. We’ll start the discussion by exploring what abstraction means and why it is an important consideration in asset identification, resource allocation, collaboration, and the creation of indelible metadata in a hybrid world. In Part 2 of our DNAFabric series, we’ll dig deeper into how abstraction, combined with Tableau, allows a new generation of data insights.
Erik Ottem, Senior Director, Western Digital; Stephen Hill, Senior Analyst, 451 ResearchRecorded: Mar 20 201959 mins
Data protection has always been one of the top priorities of IT; but the very nature of business data has been quietly changing behind the scenes. Today, unstructured data in the form of documents, images and other types of media files are making up the lion’s share of new data growth, and traditional storage and backup models are unable to provide the information and visibility needed to protect, manage and realize the full potential of the growing mountain of unstructured business data.
Scott Lowe, CEO of ActualTech Media and Narayan Venkat, VP of Data Center Systems at Western DigitalRecorded: Mar 13 201922 mins
Join ActualTech Media CEO, Scott Lowe and Narayan Venkat, VP of Data Center Systems at Western Digital as they discuss IntelliFlash, NVMe and the current overall storage landscape.
In this webcast you will learn:
-Why All-Flash right now?
-The advantages or NVMe and when and why you might need it
-The economic value of IntelliFlash and the “silicon to system” Western Digital architecture
If you are interested in learning more about IntelliFlash, industry knowledge on the current state of NVMe or hearing more about our perspectives on NVMe make sure to check out the resources in the attachments.