​Western Digital taps Dell EMC exec Bullinger to lead datacenter unit

Storage industry veteran Phil Bullinger will be charged with growing Western Digital's presence in the datacenter.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Western Digital appointed Phil Bullinger as head of its datacenter systems division. Bullinger was a general manager at Dell EMC in charge of its Isilon storage business.

Bullinger's remit is to accelerate Western Digital's efforts to grow its disk, flash, and hybrid storage systems in the enterprise. Western Digital has acquired HGST and SanDisk to build out the group.

According to Western Digital, Bullinger will report to operating chief Mike Cordano. Dave Tang, who led the datacenter unit, is now senior vice president of marketing at Western Digital.

Bullinger is a storage veteran and before coming to Dell EMC he was in charge of SAN/NAS storage at Oracle and executive vice president for LSI's Engenio Storage Group.

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