Mar 14, 2008

Seagate-Sponsored Internet Award Goes to UKFast

LONDON, England - The Seagate-sponsored Best Dedicated Hosting award at the UK Internet Industry Awards – the ISPAs – has been won by UKFast. The awards ceremony, attended by many senior decision makers from the British internet industry, was held in the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel, London, on Friday, 14 March. These awards are unique as they are awarded to people and organisations in the industry by their peers and reflect the broad nature of the service provider sector.

“Sponsorship of this award has enabled Seagate to recognise the support and innovation that the many companies like UKFast have provided to the millions of people who store their content on the internet,” said Tim Johnson, senior channel marketing manager, Global B2B Marketing, at Seagate. “Obviously, storage is central to internet infrastructure and Seagate’s industry-leading portfolio of hard drives enables companies operating in the sector to offer a strong value proposition to their customers, create new services and maintain excellent service quality. In an industry where dependability is crucial, the proven reliability and performance of Seagate hard drives support uninterrupted, fast-moving business.”

Seagate has the industry’s broadest hard drive product line with solutions for all applications. For the internet infrastructure sector, Seagate has a number of compelling offerings, including:

* The Seagate® Barracuda ES.2 hard drive, which comes with a SAS or SATA interface and provides high-capacity, 7200-RPM nearline storage for situations where dollars per GB and GB per watt are primary metrics. It is available in capacities of 500GB, 750GB and 1TB.
* The Cheetah® NS hard drive, which has been developed for network storage applications where the highest available storage capacity and the lowest power consumption combine to deliver the industry’s best $/GB and GB/Watt value in enterprise mission critical storage.
* The Seagate Cheetah 15K.6 enterprise hard drive which provides the highest sequential and transactional performance of any 3.5-inch drive in the enterprise market and delivers a 61 percent improvement in watts/GB at idle over the prior generation. Available in capacities of 450, 300 and147 GB.
* The Savvio® 2.5-inch enterprise 10K and 15K hard drives which are 70% smaller than 3.5” drives, enabling more drives per system and providing higher performance and reliability while ensuring ultra-low power consumption.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate’s business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world’s growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at http://www.seagate.com.

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