India has become an important market from the data storage solutions perspective as the country is not only the world's second largest smartphone market after China but it is also an economy that is shifting majorly towards digitisation. The government authorities are also pushing tech companies to keep their users' data locally. All this makes India an attractive market for a storage solutions provider like Western Digital, popularly known as WD.

However, the San Jose, California-based company doesn't want to be like any other storage solution provider and is eager to contribute to the ongoing data transformation in India with its list of offerings.

"The growth of data will ensure that there's growth in storage and we as a very-very strong players would definitely like to be a part of this transformation that is happening in the Indian economy," Western Digital[1] India Marketing Director Jaganathan Chelliah tells Gadgets 360 at the sidelines of the WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD launch in New Delhi[2].

While Western Digital was originally popular as a hard disk maker, the acquisition of SanDisk[3] and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies[4] (HGST) in the past has helped the company widen its portfolio.

"The merger of the three companies has allowed us to address different segments with different technologies," asserts Chelliah. "SanDisk brought in flash and HGST brought in high-end enterprise storage solutions. WD was already strong with hard disk technologies for PC-client solutions."

The executive added that the integration of SanDisk and HGST[5] within Western Digital also helped the overall group to cross-leverage the benefits that are offered with different brands.

Some months after acquiring SanDisk[6] back in 2015, Western...

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