Lead Sponsor HGST Discusses Optimizing Storage to Efficiently Handle Increasing Content for Lowest Total Cost of Ownership During Free May 15-16 BrightTALK Data Center Transformation Summit


HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) is the lead sponsor of a two-day BrightTALK online summit on Data Center Transformation. HGST will be discussing how to optimize storage for lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), as well as sharing best practices for efficiently managing the ever-growing content resulting from cloud, mobile, Big Data and social computing. According to IDC, eighty-four percent of companies experienced problems with power, cooling, capacity, assets and uptime that negatively impacted the business.* Industry experts from HGST, Code42, Neuralytix and StorageIO will discuss the various solutions to adequately deploy and manage your infrastructure's energy efficiency, data center design, storage optimization, virtualization and cloud projects. Don’t wait, start the conversation within your organization today, and transform your data center for the future.


Optimizing Storage for Greatest TCO in the Datacenter

Live May 15 at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Mike Alexenko, Sr. Director Cloud/Mobility, HGST

When is the best time to upgrade your storage solutions? Whether you are a cloud service provider, offering backup and archiving services, or providing content and social networking, your datacenter is evolving. You’re discovering how data storage is becoming a bigger part of your capital and operational expenses. Join HGST’s Mike Alexenko to hear key considerations and best practices when selecting HDD and SSD solutions to improve efficiencies and TCO.


For complete information or to register for this free webinar, please click on either of the links: https://www.brighttalk.com/r/SdZ


Tackling the Storage Challenges of Data Growth

May 16 at 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT

Moderator: Ben Woo, Managing Director, Neuralytix. Inc (formerly of IDC)

As data continues to grow at an alarming rate, IT will need to be smarter on how they store their data as much as how much storage they purchase. In this panel, experts from HGST and Code42 will discuss how petabyte growth is affecting the storage industry in regards to cold storage, back up and archiving and best practices to developing a comprehensive storage strategy.


  • Greg Schulz, Founder and Sr. Analyst, StorageIO
  • Brendan Collins, VP Product Marketing, HGST
  • Andrew Renz, Principal Architect, Code42


For complete information or to register for this free webinar, please click on either of the links: https://www.brighttalk.com/r/sQZ

*IDC: “The Datacenter's Role in Delivering Business Innovation: Using DCIM to Enable a Common Management Approach,” Richard L. Villars, November 2012.

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About HGST

HGST (@HGSTstorage) helps organizations harness the power of data. Our smarter storage solutions power the markets and companies that shape our lives - enabling possibilities for the cloud, enterprise and sophisticated infrastructures everywhere. HGST is a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC). Learn more at www.hgst.com. #LongLiveData

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