Nov 18, 2014

Seagate Announces Reseller Agreement With SGI

High Performance Computing Leader to Resell Seagate’s Award-Winning ClusterStor Solutions

CUPERTINO, CA and MILPITAS, CA - Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced that it has signed a reselling partnership agreement with SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), a global leader in high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management.

SGI will be offering customers the ClusterStor™ 1500, 6000, and 9000 appliances, along with the ClusterStor Secure Data Appliance (SDA). Engineered for high-performance computing (HPC) workflows, Seagate’s ClusterStor solutions combine ultra-dense data storage enclosures, high-availability metadata servers, scale-out servers and the Lustre® parallel file system in a tightly-coupled, easy-to-manage appliance. The award-winning Seagate ClusterStor 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.

The market and subsequent application use for a combined Seagate and SGI architecture is diverse. Users include bioinformatics, pharmaceutical discovery, upstream oil and gas modeling, financial analytics, weather simulation, automotive and aerospace manufacturing, as well as traditional HPC customers in academic and government research.

“We’re very excited about the promise both companies are committed to fulfilling through this partnership,” explained Ken Claffey, Vice President of ClusterStor, Seagate Cloud Systems & Solutions. “It is especially advantageous for those in research, across various industries, who require turnkey computational solutions that include parallel file system and appliances to accelerate research workflows.”

“Working with Seagate, our joint customers will be able to fully utilize each solution’s strengths and achieve benefits such as increased performance, extreme scalability, cost-effectiveness and ease-of-use,” said Jorge Titinger, President and CEO, SGI. “With Seagate HPC storage solutions, integrated with SGI’s compute solutions, customers can yield faster time to results and world-class performance to meet mission-critical needs.”

Seagate and SGI will be exhibiting at SC14, November 16-21 in New Orleans. Please visit Seagate’s booth (#3239) to hear from industry thought leaders, ClusterStor customers and Seagate technology leaders on how HPC is addressing today’s complex market problems. Please visit the SGI booth (#915) to learn more about our industry-leading HPC solutions for compute, data analytics and data management.

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