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The Future is High Capacity Hard Drives – Seagate Briefing Note

Flash Storage dominates the headlines. But as a storage medium its availability is, at a minimum, constrained and more than likely the industry will see a shortfall of available flash for the foreseeable future. The problem is it takes billions

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Flash Portfolio’s Matter – Seagate Flash Memory Summit Briefing Note

Flash storage is evolving on three vectors. Performance continues to be the key vector. Most data centers buy flash because of its performance attributes; high IOPS and low latency. The second vector is density. Flash has the ability to provide

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Flash + SMR = Storage Density and Performance

Cloud and traditional data centers face two competing challenges. The first is meeting the ever-increasing demand for performance. Flash, in its various forms, can meet these requirements. On the other end of the spectrum is meeting the demands of storing all the data we create. The answer to these environments has not been as simple. Flash, by itself, is not the answer due to its higher cost per GB. SMR hard drives improve the ability to meet capacity demands, but have limited random write performance. By coupling SMR drives with flash, these two technologies can create a very practical solution which enables adoption without significant change to the existing infrastructure. In this article we will discuss how SMR drives work and how they can be coupled with flash to meet both of these challenges

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ChalkTalk Video: How to Create Highly Dense, Solid Performing Storage Infrastructures

When you are storing petabytes of information, saving pennies a gigabyte can make a big difference. Not only do pennies make a difference for cloud service providers, online application providers and managed service providers but so does density. The ability

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Briefing Note: Why buy a Backup Appliance from a Disk Drive Vendor?

Seagate CSS (Cloud Systems and Solutions), a division of this long-time disk drive manufacturer, was put together to develop storage infrastructure solutions for the hyper-scale cloud provider and OEM markets, among others. More than just a component manufacturer ‘moving up

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Seagate’s Kinetic Drives reduce Object Storage costs – now GA

After a one-year incubation, Seagate’s Kinetic Open Storage Platform is now generally available. It features disk drives that communicate with applications over Ethernet, using a key-value architecture and RESTful APIs, instead of traditional protocols like SCSI or SATA. What’s different

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Seagate’s NAS Pro may be all the Cloud an SMB Needs

The proliferation of mobile devices and cloud-based services is a good indicator of how people are working nowadays – and what a small company’s storage system needs to provide. It’s all about collaboration and presenting ‘anywhere, anytime, on any device’

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