Seagate offers 6TB drive for cloud data centres
Dubai, April 21, 2014
Seagate, a global leader in storage solutions, is now shipping the world’s fastest 6TB hard disk drive (HDD) delivering supersize storage and enterprise reliability to meet the growth of corporate and cloud-based data centers in the region.
The Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD version four boasts industry-leading performance and is an important step forward in scale-out data infrastructure, a statement said.
“Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 2017. This will cause cloud service providers to look for innovative ways to store more within an existing footprint while lowering operational costs,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of Marketing.
“Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the fastest 6TB enterprise capacity HDD based on our proven, reliable platform meeting this never-ending demand in both private and public cloud data centers.”
Featuring the fastest performance available for a nearline HDD, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD enables faster data transfers by building on an eighth-generation platform that enables the drive to deliver up to a 25 per cent increase in performance over competing 6TB drives—making it ideal for bulk data storage, the statement said.
Utilising the latest generation of 12Gb/s SAS, the drive provides customers with the scalability for future-proofing their systems.
“Supermicro’s new TwinPro and wide range of SuperServer, SuperStorage solutions all feature integrated 12Gb/s SAS 3.0 support enabling full and immediate access to the maximum performance and capacity offered by Seagate’s new 6TB 12Gb/s Enterprise-class HDDs, ” said Wally Liaw, vice president of Sales, International at Supermicro.
“With Seagate’s new 6TB Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4, Supermicro now offers the most cost effective scale-out storage solutions maximized for performance, density and energy efficiency in enterprise, data center, cloud and HPC applications,” Liaw added. – TradeArabia News Service