Data storage and the cloud are two technologies that complement each other. How else can it be so simple and appealing to upload data and then access it anywhere? So, it should come as no surprise that a cloud leader like Oracle would help a data storage powerhouse like Western Digital to help it meet customer demands and expand its business.
From its early days as a storage drive leader, Western Digital has matured its capabilities and helped fuel the hot growth in data centers and data storage for cloud providers. How hot? Total spending on IT infrastructure products such as servers and enterprise storage for deployment in cloud environments hit $46.5 billion in 2017 with a year-over-year growth trajectory of 20 percent, according to researchers with IDC. Running data analytics in those cloud environments also plays a major part, according to the latest forecasts by Gartner research as companies look to make sense of their business data.
Bill Roy, Senior Director of Enterprise Performance Management at Western Digital recently sat down with Oracle to discuss the company's use of analytics in its operations, how it translates those efficiencies to serve its customers, and its outlook on using analytics in the cloud. Suffice to say, WDC has transitioned to a "cloud first" company that is embracing next-generation data analysis to bolster its capabilities.
Here's Roy's perspective about transitioning to a Cloud First company.
The demand for cloud storage solutions is rising among a diverse set of vertical markets. Analysts have recorded spikes in cloud adoption among banking, financial services and insurance, healthcare, and media and entertainment companies. Other factors contributing to the growth of the data storage market are increasing adoption of cloud storage gateways, burgeoning investments in latest Information Technology solutions and more awareness and deployment of cloud-based solutions.
Here's what Roy had to say about why Western Digital was eager to work with Oracle Analytics.
Another factor in choosing Oracle Analytics was that Western Digital had also gone through a few acquisitions and needed a platform to help its managers perform analytics services without putting a strain on IT. Here's what Roy had to say about avoiding downtime and increasing productivity.
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