Case Study

Western Digital

Leading Manufacturer Consolidates Storage and Accelerates Global Engineering Projects with Nasuni

Western Digital transitions to cloud-native file system and cuts global file transfer latency from hours to minutes

Renowned data storage infrastructure leader Western Digital is made up of multiple technology brands, including the company that invented the first hard drive some sixty-seven years ago. When Western Digital merged with two separate $7B companies—storage giant SanDisk and the hard drive manufacturer HGST—the massive merger of three similar outfits meant that project groups concentrated in one region were now spread across multiple sites around the world. Sharing, protecting, and managing manufacturing project data became a massive challenge—one that was straining traditional infrastructure and forcing the company to rely on a complex web of often incompatible solutions. IT had to find a way to help these groups operate efficiently. Western Digital decided it needed a globally distributed file system, and turned to Nasuni. Today, Western Digital has deployed 92 virtual appliances, and file data is available anywhere it’s needed.

  • Manufacturing
  • Private/On-Prem Storage
  • cloud backup
  • data center consolidation
  • digital transformation
  • M&A integration
  • multi-site file collaboration
  • NAS consolidation
  • follow-the-sun collaboration
  • file transfer times cut from 12 hours to 8 minutes;
  • 100 storage devices retired
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