Seagate is committed to delivering innovative cloud technology, device, service and support features that help lower TCO for cloud computing and cloud storage.
Innovating for the cloud will not happen in a vacuum. Cloud solutions brought to market must be the result of a collaborative effort among suppliers, partners, and end customers. Seagate joined OpenStack and Open Compute Project to partner with industry leaders to define and promote open source standards for cloud computing. Learn More.
With massive data center expansion and increasing concerns over both the financial and environmental costs of ever-increasing power use, the need for more energy-efficient storage in data centers has never been more apparent. Seagate PowerChoice technology’s flexible, user-manageable options enable power savings without sacrificing performance, data integrity and reliability.
Traditional methods of retiring and repurposing drives are time-consuming, costly and, despite a data center management’s best effort, may fail to entirely mitigate the risk of a data security breach. Seagate Instant Secure Erase dramatically reduces the time it takes to retire or repurpose a hard drive from days to mere seconds, thus lowering data center operational costs.
Growth in disk drive capacities has resulted in even more time consuming RAID recovery. It can take hours—and often days—to recover a high-capacity RAID set. Seagate RAID Rebuild technology’s partial-failure copy feature is faster and less error-prone, and lowers the TCO of deploying large RAID sets in data center management.
Nearly all drives eventually leave the data center and their owners’ control; in fact, Seagate estimates that 50,000 drives are retired from data centers daily. Corporate data resides on such drives, and when most leave the data center, the data they contain is still readable. Seagate Self-Encrypting Drive technology helps data center management reduce the risk of data breach.