Seagate looks to become the premier hard drive used in cloud data centers. With the newest release of their enterprise capacity hard drives, Seagate has boasted that their new 6TB hard disk drive is the world’s fastest drive of its kind. This will be music to cloud datacenter administrator’s ears because the need for speed in cloud datacenters is the only thing that sets cloud services apart. Look for cloud data center admins to flock to these new types of storage options so that end users are getting the speed that they crave.
In a press release, Seagate mentions, “Unstructured data growth is doubling exponentially and will propel the digital universe to reach 16 Zettabytes of data by as early as 20171. This will cause cloud service providers to look for innovative ways to store more within an existing footprint while lowering operational costs.”
This approach will certainly perk the ears of CIOs in charge of public, hybrid and private cloud deployments. Seagate’s press release went on to say, “Featuring the fastest performance available for a near line HDD, the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4 enables faster data transfers by building on an eighth-generation platform that enables the drive to deliver up to a 25 percent increase in performance over competing 6TB drives — making it ideal for 24 X 7 bulk data storage. “
The rest of the IT community will receive this technology with open arms and why wouldn’t that? Dave Reinsel is the VP of Semiconductors and Storage at IDC. He is quoted as saying, “With this immense appetite in mind and looking at cloud architecture’s boundless demand for solid-performing and reliable drives — reaching higher capacities, like Seagate did with its new, traditional 6TB drive, should be well received by IT managers looking to meet their data center’s soaring need for storage with the performance.”