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Video: SSD – The Transition from 2D to 3D NAND

Walter Hinton, Western Digital

In this video from the Open Compute Summit, Walter Hinton, Senior Global Director of Enterprise & Client Compute Solutions Marketing at Western Digital presents: The State of the Solid State Drive SSD.

In 2013, Western Digital acquired flash storage hardware and software supplier, Virident, for $685 million in cash. They followed that up in May 2016, with the acquisition of SanDisk Corporation. The addition of SanDisk makes Western Digital Corporation a comprehensive storage solutions provider with global reach, and an extensive product and technology platform that includes deep expertise in both rotating magnetic storage and non-volatile memory (NVM).

Walter Hinton is Senior Global Director of Enterprise & Client Compute Solutions Marketing at Western Digital. He is responsible for Solutions Marketing, aligning a broad platform of storage devices to traditional and emerging data center applications.  With a unique background in cloud-based services operations, product development, and marketing, Walt leads a non-traditional team of Data Champions who focus on “how things work” with technical proof points, not marketing hype. Over a 25-year career in data storage, he has helped build successful startups like McDATA, ManagedStorage International, and Virident Systems. He also served as Chief Strategist at StorageTek, partnering across the industry to foster the creation of the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA).

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