An Insider’s View into the Future of Data Infrastructure

| March 1, 2019

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When it comes to our data-centric world, these are exciting times. I know. I’ve been with Western Digital through its many technological transformations and have directly worked for almost every CEO we’ve had. I’ve seen how data has rapidly evolved from a simple record, or a transaction, into insights and value, and it’s been an amazing journey helping to shape Western Digital solutions as data and data infrastructure have evolved.

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