Mumbai, India, September 12, 2014: To address the dramatic growth in data creation and consumption, Seagate Technology plc, a worldwide leader in storage solutions, today announced several significant product updates that support its mission to lead the world in the storing, sharing and protecting the world’s data. The company also announced today its new Cloud Systems and Solutions group (CSS), which will deliver the world’s most scalable, secure, efficient, and cost-effective Cloud service architectures and solutions. Seagate is now the first company to deliver hard drives, solid-state hybrid drives, SSDs, external storage solutions, recovery services, cloud services and fully integrated cloud systems and solutions.
Data growth today and predicted for the future is astounding. Research firm IDC estimates that the overall amount of data created, replicated, and consumed across the United States alone will hit 44 zettabytes by 2020, whereas today that number is only 4.4 zettabytes. With the massive build out of Cloud services, mobile applications, open source computing, and social networks, the world is creating and relying on data like never before and Seagate is designing the products and services to help the world manage its data pool.
Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions
Seagate’s CSS product update will include offerings in four focus areas: Integrated High Performance Computing solutions, Scalable, modular components and solutions, Custom systems for OEMs and Cloud Backup/Restore, Disaster Recovery and Rapid Archive Storage solutions. Seagate will drive the industry’s ability to manage hyperscale computing demands, improve energy efficiency, and enhance everywhere availability of data.
The Seagate ClusterStor 9000 solution, available today, is a fully integrated Lustre-based scale-out solution designed for HPC and Big Data customers who need to reliably plan, deploy and sustain maximum optimal application performance. Delivering superior converged scale-out storage quality and performance efficiency, the ClusterStor 9000 solution delivers 50% higher performance than previous ClusterStor platforms.
The new Seagate EVault Enterprise Backup and Recovery Appliance now accommodates up to 100TB of usable capacity. Seagate’s large portfolio of backup and recovery appliances have been built from the ground up to both connect and replicate to the cloud. The architectural flexibility inherent to the Seagate appliances makes them perfect for heterogeneous environments demanding up to a full petabyte of data storage and extreme computing power.
PCIe Flash Accelerator Cards
The new Nytro® XP6302 card delivers high PCIe flash capacity with competitive performance characteristics in a half-height form factor. The Nytro XP6302 is designed for optimal density and for graceful performance scaling for high thread count and queue depth workloads. The second expansion to the Nytro portfolio the XP6209 card adds a new 1.86TB capacity point doubling the capacity. The new 1.86TB SKU addresses customers’ needs for increased capacity density in low-profile and thermally optimized hyper-converged designs.
Enterprise Hard Disk Drives
Building on the broad Seagate portfolio of existing enterprise drives Seagate unveiled its eighth-generation enterprise hard drive portfolio spanning from high performance-optimized storage with 15K and 10K-rpm drives to the capacity-optimized nearline drive – all in an efficient 2.5-inch form factor. New drives introduced today include the Seagate Enterprise Capacity HDD— the world’s first 2TB 2.5 enterprise-class nearline drive, Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD with increased drive performance and double the capacity of the last generation, and the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD Capacity where both capacity and performance meet for maximum mission critical storage efficiency.
All mission critical drives now feature Seagate’s TurboBoost enhanced caching technology establishing the benchmark as the world’s fastest hard drives. All enterprise drive families are now integrated with the latest in SAS technology, offering scalable 12Gb/s throughput to and from the host.
The new drives offer enhanced storage capabilities like Seagate Secure self-encrypting drive technology, Instant Secure Erase functionality for easy drive retirement, PowerChoice on-demand power savings, RAID Rebuild for faster rebuilds – all to improve IT capabilities that allow IT managers to deploy and maintain efficient storage systems in the most demanding environments and workloads throughout their lifecycle.
Ideal for IT managers and cloud builders alike, this new line of enterprise drives are engineered to meet the boundless need for high performance, high-capacity, reliable drives that in turn enable them to address today’s never- ending explosive growth of data. Coupled with Seagate’s new TurboBoost enhanced caching technology, system builders are now empowered to deliver a far more responsive, productive and versatile storage system for their customers.