Seagate Technology recently announced it has further strengthened its position as a trusted storage solutions leader by delivering cloud systems and solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), “do-it-yourself (DIY)” and other organizations. Seagate is building on its position as a steward of digital information, and its acquisitions of Xyratex and EVault, to deliver an Intelligent Information Infrastructure system to help organizations manage the massive growth in digital data and deliver on next generation workloads.
Much of the data growth is in unstructured data. Industry analyst firm IDC “estimates that in 2015, as far as enterprise disk storage systems are concerned, unstructured data will surpass structured data in terms of both capacity shipped and customer revenue.” Industry analyst firm Gartner says “the explosion in unstructured data, which is growing at 40% to 60% on a yearly basis in most enterprises, has catapulted object storage as an inexpensive, scalable, self-healing, multitenant platform for storing petabytes of data.”
Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions has a growing number of offerings in four areas:
1. Integrated High-Performance Computing solutions
Engineered for high-performance computing, Seagate’s HPC solutions combine ultra dense data enclosures, operating system, hardware controllers, and the Lustre file system in a consolidated, scale-out high-performance-computing platform. The award-winning Seagate HPC solution removes the complexities associated with deploying and maintaining traditional high-performance systems yielding faster time to results, ease of use and management, and world-class performance to meet mission-critical needs.
2. Scalable, modular components and engineered solutions
Seagate provides Intelligent Information Infrastructure solutions to meet the needs of “do-it-yourself (DIY)” organizations that want to select components and build custom systems to fully integrate solutions for object storage; these software independent systems can meet the capacity and performance demands of next generation workloads, including:
- Engineered solutions for object storage
- Reference architectures for open source and software defined storage
- Private cloud appliances for backup and recovery
- Modular, scalable components for DIY
3. Custom, modularized systems for OEMs
Seagate has provided over 2 million enclosures and 17,000 petabytes of storage for our OEM customers. Seagate’s open Intelligent Information Infrastructure program provides private label systems and components for vendors that want to deliver the highest quality information infrastructure products to their customers. Included among these offerings are:
- Drives (HDD, SSD, Hybrid)
- Data enclosures
- Embedded server modules
- Comprehensive solution partnership based on customer requirements
4. Cloud Backup/Restore, Disaster Recovery and Rapid Archive Storage services
Seagate, EVault and its partners provide secure public cloud solutions for organizations that need backup, disaster recovery or active archive but do not want to own or maintain the infrastructure. With over 25,000 cloud backup and recovery customers, the Seagate cloud services ecosystem provides a large breadth of backup, recovery, and rapid archive solutions for organizations of all types and sizes. These include:
- Cloud Backup
- Cloud Disaster Recovery
- Rapid Archive
- Services (deployment, migration, integration, performance tuning, upgrades, etc.)
For more information about Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions please visit www.seagate.com/css.