CIO Central

We’d like to get to know you and hear about the challenges you face through Business and Digital Transformation. We’d like you to get to know Data Center Systems (DCS) at Western Digital, and how we help CIOs turn those challenges into opportunities that drive your business into the future.

  • IDG Technical Dossier: What's Most Important About Data?

    IDG Technical Dossier: What's Most Important About Data?

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  • The Next-Gen Data Center is Data @ the Center

    The Next-Gen Data Center is Data @ the Center

    Here's how to take the first step and change the conversation from your data center(s) to empowering your business by placing Data @ the Center. The post The Next-Gen Data Center is Data @ the...

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  • The Evolution to the NVMe™ Data Center

    The Evolution to the NVMe™ Data Center

    Where a traditional data center may have a couple of paths to data, a data center leveraging NVMe can have many lanes of access powered by very fast flash storage that supports a wide variety of...

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  • What is Machine Learning? Here are 4 Tips to Get Started

    What is Machine Learning? Here are 4 Tips to Get Started

    Is machine learning the same as AI? And where does deep learning fit in the picture? In this blog post, we'll fill you in on four basic concepts of what machine learning is -- and isn't -- so you...

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  • Object Storage for Every CIO4:56

    Object Storage for Every CIO

    Data is a critical asset to enterprises. Steve Philpott, the CIO of Western Digital, discusses the implementation of object storage and the wide variety of use cases in the company—from manufacturing

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  • Repatriation From Cloud to OnPrem

    Repatriation From Cloud to OnPrem

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  • Data is the New Oil

    Data is the New Oil

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  • Why Western Digital Built a Platform-as-a-Service4:39

    Why Western Digital Built a Platform-as-a-Service

    JuneAn Lanigan, Global Head of Enterprise Data Management, for Western Digital shares why Western Digital built a big data platform that operates as a service to allow each business unit to build thei

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  • CIO Perspective: How to Use Big Data in Edge Computing to Improve Manufacturing Operations2:56

    CIO Perspective: How to Use Big Data in Edge Computing to Improve Manufacturing Operations

    Steve Phillpott, Western Digital’s CIO, shares how he uses Big Data in edge computing to improve manufacturing operations. He shares how data created at the edge is shared with a centralized core dat

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  • Reshaping the Cloud and Edge with NVMe™ Innovations

    Reshaping the Cloud and Edge with NVMe™ Innovations

    The dual goals of supporting data volume and speed are driving new storage architectures in cloud and edge data centers. Here’s how our latest NVMe innovations leverage unique in-house technology...

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  • NVMe™: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know

    NVMe™: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know

    Whether you are still trying to understand what NVMe is, what it might mean for your organization, or how to map out a deployment strategy - this NVMe guide is for you!‌ The post NVMe™: A Guide to...

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  • Rethinking Machine Learning at Scale

    Rethinking Machine Learning at Scale

    Today’s common machine learning architecture is not elastic and efficient at scale. It’s inevitable that we will need to find ways to scale machine learning better. With more digitization and...

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  • How Western Digital Built an Efficient Data Infrastructure7:48

    How Western Digital Built an Efficient Data Infrastructure

    JuneAn Lanigan, Global Head of Enterprise Data Management, for Western Digital explains how Western Digital built an efficient big data infrastructure. She shares how the team fully optimized their in

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  • 2019 — The Year of NVMe™!

    2019 — The Year of NVMe™!

    Why would you embrace any new technology- and when? Technologies change over time, so deciding when to implement new technology provides different benefits and risks. Ideally, you’ll invest in a...

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  • 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Western Digital Data Center Systems

    4 Things You Didn’t Know About Western Digital Data Center Systems

    As you look beyond the highlights of our business momentum and growth to understand who Western Digital is, I want to share four key aspects you may not know about us and our data center systems...

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  • How Western Digital Built a Fully Scalable Big Data Platform5:31

    How Western Digital Built a Fully Scalable Big Data Platform

    JuneAn Lanigan, Global Head of Enterprise Data Management, for Western Digital shares how Western Digital built a fully scalable big data platform and ecosystem. In this video, JuneAn explains the tea

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  • What Does Helium Have to Do with the Black Hole Image?

    What Does Helium Have to Do with the Black Hole Image?

    In 2015, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project shared they would be using our (then HGST branded) Ultrastar® HelioSeal® hard disk drives (HDDs) to store the captured imaging data for the...

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  • 5 Ways to Gain Business Competitiveness Using Data Analytics

    5 Ways to Gain Business Competitiveness Using Data Analytics

    Data analytics isn’t a dark art, but it does take some work. Consider these five different ways of leveraging data analytics to drive your business forward. The post 5 Ways to Gain Business...

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  • Data Interaction is Changing – What it Means for IT Infrastructure

    Data Interaction is Changing – What it Means for IT Infrastructure

    Data interaction is changing. Here's what new, data-centric environments will look like, how to support the workloads of today while preparing for the fluidity of tomorrow. The post Data...

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  • CIO Perspective: How to Modernize Your Data Center Infrastructure5:12

    CIO Perspective: How to Modernize Your Data Center Infrastructure

    Steve Phillpott, CIO, for Western Digital shares how he finds business value in modernizing IT infrastructure. He shares how Western Digital increasingly uses edge computing to improve business operat

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