Storage solutions major Seagate has launched two hard disk drives (HDD) for cloud infrastructures and large scale data centers
The enterprise-class Seagate Terascale HDD and the Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 will be targeted at system builders.
Seagate is trying to tap a big market opportunity. Over the next eight years, the capacity shipped into the cloud will double and by 2020 personal and enterprise clouds will account for greater than 60 percent of the total storage capacity shipped.
“With this huge shift of capacity to the cloud, storage providers will need to deploy more storage quickly all while increasing capacity and lowering energy costs,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing
Features of latest Seagate HDDs
Seagate Terascale HDD is Seagate’s lowest $/GB enterprise HDD for use in scalable multi-drive systems.
Terascale HDD lowers costs by operating at 4.8Watts — reducing energy and cooling costs for multi-drive large scale operations.
In addition, Terascale HDD saves money by reducing drive erasure times from hours to milliseconds offering easy drive disposal or repurposing. It features a low-cost 6Gb/s SATA interface for easy integration with lower cost SATA infrastructures.
The new Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 delivers high-capacity in a mission critical drive enabling storage professionals to build optimum data storage solutions with consistently high performance and reliability in a low power envelope.
The Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 is equipped with 1.2TB of data storage providing data centers with both the performance needed for the most write-intensive applications and the scalability to meet storage growth and business objectives.
The drive is engineered for high performance computing and high random and sequential workloads including database transaction processing and high workload servers that process mission critical data in power and space constrained data centers.