Seagate Announces CSS Group and ClusterStor 9000 Storage

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clusterstorToday Seagate announced its new Cloud Systems and Solutions group (CSS) and a number of product updates for integrated High Performance Computing and enterprise storage.

Available today, the Seagate ClusterStor 9000 solution, is a fully integrated Lustre-based scale-out solution designed for HPC and Big Data customers who need to reliably plan, deploy and sustain maximum optimal application performance. Delivering superior converged scale-out storage quality and performance efficiency, the ClusterStor 9000 solution delivers 50% higher performance than previous ClusterStor platforms.

Building on the broad Seagate portfolio of existing enterprise drives Seagate also unveiled its eighth-generation enterprise hard drive portfolio spanning from high performance-optimized storage with 15K and 10K-rpm drives to the capacity-optimized nearline drive – all in an efficient 2.5-inch form factor. New drives introduced today include the Seagate Enterprise Capacity HDD— the world’s first 2TB 2.5 enterprise-class nearline drive, Seagate Enterprise Performance 15K HDD with increased drive performance and double the capacity of the last generation, and the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD Capacity where both capacity and performance meet for maximum mission critical storage efficiency.

All mission critical drives now feature Seagate’s TurboBoost enhanced caching technology establishing the benchmark as the world’s fastest hard drives. All enterprise drive families are now integrated with the latest in SAS technology, offering scalable 12Gb/s throughput to and from the host.

The new drives offer enhanced storage capabilities like Seagate Secure self-encrypting drive technology, Instant Secure Erase functionality for easy drive retirement, PowerChoice on-demand power savings, RAID Rebuild for faster rebuilds – all to improve IT capabilities that allow IT managers to deploy and maintain efficient storage systems in the most demanding environments and workloads throughout their lifecycle.

Ideal for IT managers and cloud builders alike, this new line of enterprise drives are engineered to meet the boundless need for high performance, high-capacity, reliable drives that in turn enable them to address today’s never- ending explosive growth of data. Coupled with Seagate’s new TurboBoost enhanced caching technology, system builders are now empowered to deliver a far more responsive, productive and versatile storage system for their customers.

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