Storage solutions vendor Seagate Technology today announced the launch of its Kinetic HDD storage drive — based on Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform.
Digital Sense, one of the customers of Seagate, has already benefited from 75 percent reduction in costs as compared to its current storage systems.
“We are seeing up to 75 percent reduction in costs as compared to our current storage systems. We believe that we have a far more competitive and cost-efficient cloud offering for our customers,” said Michael Tran, CTO, Digital Sense.
Internet Initiative Japan is evaluating the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform which promises a combined savings of up to 50 percent to customers.
“These drives coupled with object storage deliver optimum applications in terms of flexibility, scalability and efficiency — a winning combination that will enable us to deliver unparalleled apps in the very near future,” said Takashi Sogabe, lead engineer service development section, application development product division of Internet Initiative Japan.
AOL, Digital Sense and Hewlett Packard collaborated to support the open Kinetic API and helped to enable this new storage technology to come to market.
Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing, said: “Cloud service providers are looking for solutions that will simplify infrastructure, improve scalability and reduce costs— Kinetic HDD addresses these needs revolutionizing the data storage economics for today’s cloud and beyond.”
Introduced in 2013, the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage platform simplifies storage architectures by eliminating the overhead of an entire storage server tier. Fewer number of storage servers reduces power consumption and headcount expenses associated with managing storage, resulting in lower operating costs, for a combined savings of up to 50 percent.
The Kinetic Open Storage platform will help AOL improve data center efficiency by reducing the number of servers required to store data for modern scale out applications.
Dan Pollack, chief architect – storage operations for AOL, said: “Kinetic storage also improves TCO when storing the enormous data sets required by applications, while simplifying management and reducing the effort required to operate reliable data storage systems.”
HP is working with Seagate in its exploration of Ethernet connected drives.
“We focus on driving innovation in big data solutions and believe Kinetic technology could have a significant impact on the way data intense applications operate in the future,” Jimmy Daley, director, modular compute and storage at HP.
Pix source: Seagate