Seagate Teams With IBM to Promote High-Performance Storage

Seagate Technology plc, a storage solutions provider, will be integrating IBM Spectrum Scale software with its ClusterStor High Performance Computing (HPC) storage. The end result will be a new software-defined storage appliance intended to help users manage the demands of data-intensive workloads, such as genomic research, computer aided design, digital media, data analytics, financial model analysis and electronic design simulations.

“The newly engineered system will bring the capabilities of IBM Spectrum Scale together with the performance efficiency and scalability of Seagate’s ClusterStor systems, helping clients to manage demanding, data-hungry high performance computing applications more efficiently than before,” said Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager of Seagate HPC systems business. “To do so, we are building on the Seagate core, extending innovation from the device into the information infrastructure, both on-site and in the Cloud.”

Seagate’s ClusterStor is designed to help solve today’s toughest storage challenges, and is targeted at users in a wide range of industries that rely on supercomputing applications.  IBM Spectrum Scale is part of IBM’s Spectrum Storage software defined storage family, designed to help companies manage massive amounts of data globally, from a single dashboard.

The new Seagate software-defined storage appliance, which combines ClusterStor with IBM Spectrum Scale, is expected to be available from Seagate’s sales partners later this year.

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