Western Digital Corporation
Unstructured Data: A Deep Dive into its Value and Growth using High-Performance Object Storage - BlogDecember 27, 2023
Data is the lifeblood of any business, and increasingly, that data is unstructured. Generated from social media, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, text, images and multimedia, the amount of unstructured data is growing significantly.
Unstoppable Data Growth: HDDs Remain Essential as New Applications, Use Cases, and Connected Devices Multiply - BlogOctober 09, 2023
The cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, smart video, and other advanced applications are driving a level of data growth the world has never seen. According to analyst firm IDC, the amount of new data created, captured, replicated and consumed each year is expected to double by 2026 – eventually nearing the 200 zettabyte barrier. Yes, that’s zettabyte with a ‘z.’
Times are changing as digital transformation initiatives have led to a tidal wave of data. As a result, storage has become one of the most critical components of keeping pace with this data revolution. It’s affecting companies of all sizes, especially hyperscale companies—such as the largest search, social, entertainment, and e-commerce companies in the world. Scaling efficiently and cost-effectively to meet data growth in a manner that is sustainable and environmentally friendly is paramount to their success
Western Digital Extends HDD Technology and Areal Density Leadership Across Smart Video, Network Attached Storage (NAS), and IT/Data Center Channel Segments - NewsJuly 19, 2022
Western Digital announced that it is now shipping new 22TB¹ HDDs targeting three key segments: WD Gold HDDs for IT/data center channel customers; WD Red Pro for network attached storage (NAS), and WD Purple Pro for smart video/surveillance.
Embedded devices are generating an enormous surge of data. That should come as no surprise to anyone who works in the IoT space. What might be surprising is just how big this surge is.
The headline is “Western Digital Reimagines the Hard Drive.” Is that even possible? Can there really be something revolutionary in the hard-drive space? Apparently there is, as the company has come up with a flash-enhanced drive architecture that breaks traditional storage boundaries.
Is memory that’s aimed at a specific market really customized for that segment, or is it just marketing spiel? We have mobile memory, IoT memory, AI memory, and so on. Are they really different?