Q&A: Hitachi GST CEO says hard drive future hangs in cloud


How are you different from other disk manufacturers? Milligan: Today, we're the preferred supplier to all the big public cloud guys out there. And, . We have a common architecture that plays across all of those tiers. Imagine you're a big storage OEM or a big users company and you have to buy an SSD from company A, a performance drive from company B and another drive from C, you're whole software investment, your whole RAID stack has to be adapted to all these different classes of products.

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