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Western Digital: The Future of Data Storage

Please join us as we unveil how Western Digital is simplifying storage for the @scale datacenter, featuring Dave Tang, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Data Center Systems at Western Digital, Gary Lyng, Senior Director Data Center Systems at Western Digital and Eric Burgener, Research Director for IDC’s Storage Practice.

With Big Data expected to reach 44 zettabytes by 2020, and at least a third of all data to live or pass through the cloud, are you ready for the future of data?
Recorded Nov 15 2016 37 mins
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Dave Tang, Data Center Systems at Western Digital; Gary Lyng, Western Digital, Eric Burgener, IDC; Bo Kennedy, OvationData
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