Meg Whitman: Thailand Floods to Send DIY Server Makers Back to HP | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

HP boss Meg Whitman says that companies trying to build their own servers — without the help of traditional server giants like HP — are having little success due to the global hard drive shortage.

Some of the world’s biggest hard drive makers have been hammered by monsoons in Thailand, which have caused the worst flooding there in 50 years. Western Digital, Toshiba, Samsung, and Seagate all make hard drives in Thailand and analysts are expecting global hard drive shortages could last until July of next year.

via Meg Whitman: Thailand Floods to Send DIY Server Makers Back to HP | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com.

Something important about Thailand position in global supply chain

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