Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform cuts Cloud infrastructures TCO by 50 percent

Storage solutions provider Seagate on Wednesday unveiled Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform that is designed to simplify data management, improve performance and scalability while lower total cost of ownership (TCO) of average Cloud infrastructures by up to 50 percent.

“With the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform, our internal R&D teams have designed an unique, first-of-its-kind storage architecture to enable cheaper, more scalable object storage solutions that free up IT professionals from having to invest in hardware and software they don’t need— while empowering them with the most innovative storage technology available,” said Rocky Pimentel, Seagate executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer.

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The Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform eliminates the storage server tier of traditional data center architectures by enabling applications to speak directly to the storage device, thereby reducing expenses associated with the acquisition, deployment, and support of hyperscale storage infrastructures.

Companies can realize additional cost savings while maximizing storage density through reduced power and cooling costs, and receiving potentially dramatic savings in cloud data center build outs.

Kevin Graham, principle storage architect, Yahoo Infrastructure Group, says the internet search engine has been working with Seagate for the past several months to provide the most efficient, reliable storage for its users.

The platform leverages Seagate’s expertise in hardware and software storage systems to integrate a new key/value API – which will be open sourced – and Ethernet connected with Seagate hard drive technology.

Designed for rapid implementation and deployment in any cloud storage software stack, this technology can be deployed across a portfolio of storage devices enabling system builders and software developers to design new solutions that will deliver against a full array of cloud data center use cases.

The platform enables cloud service providers and independent software vendors to optimize scale-out file and object-based storage. With the Kinetic Open Storage platform, applications can now manage specific features and capabilities and rapidly implement and deploy in any cloud storage software stack.

The technology also increases I/O efficiency by removing bottlenecks and optimizing cluster management, data replication, migration, and active archive performance.

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