December 16, 2014

Western Digital's HGST Acquires Skyera, Plans Enterprise Flash Solutions

Todd Swank, senior director of product marketing at Equus Computer Systems, a Minneapolis-based custom system builder for the enterprise and high-performance computing markets, told CRN via email that while the demand for storage overall continues to soar and will do so for the foreseeable future, the vendors, including hard drive manufacturers, all recognize that long-term trends are moving to flash storage because of the performance benefits customers can get. 

 "Since those trends favor the large flash suppliers like Intel and Samsung, the hard drive companies need to continue to know the products and opportunities better than anyone so they have a long-term plan to stay viable in the storage industry. I think both WD and Seagate continue to make smart moves, which in the long run will benefit their employees, customers and shareholders," Swank wrote. 

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