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NEW YORK, NY – September 10, 2014 – /BackupReview.info/ — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today announced it has further strengthened its position as a trusted storage solutions leader by delivering cloud systems and solutions for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), “do-it-yourself (DIY)” and other organizations. Seagate is building on its position as a steward of digital information, and its acquisitions of Xyratex and EVault, to deliver an Intelligent Information Infrastructure system to help organizations manage the massive growth in digital data and deliver on next generation workloads.
“Industry research firm IDC estimates that the overall volume of digital bits created, replicated, and consumed across the United States alone will hit 44 zettabytes by 2020. That represents a doubling of data volume every two years,” said Jamie Lerner, President of Cloud Systems and Solutions at Seagate. “Organizations are looking for cost-effective ways to harness data and create actionable information. Seagate is bringing an open approach to the Intelligent Information Infrastructure program. We are applying our experience working with cloud service providers worldwide to create systems and solutions that manage next generation workloads with the scale, performance and economy aligned to business needs.”
Much of the data growth is in unstructured data. Industry analyst firm IDC “estimates that in 2015, as far as enterprise disk storage systems are concerned, unstructured data will surpass structured data in terms of both capacity shipped and customer revenue.” Industry analyst firm Gartner says “the explosion in unstructured data, which is growing at 40% to 60% on a yearly basis in most enterprises, has catapulted object storage as an inexpensive, scalable, self-healing, multitenant platform for storing petabytes of data.”
Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions has a growing number of offerings in four areas:
For more information about Seagate Cloud Systems and Solutions please visit www.seagate.com/css.
As part of today’s news, Seagate also announced new Cloud Systems and Solutions products and product updates. For more information, please visit the Intelligent Infrastructure blog on Seagate Social:
©2014 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. Seagate, Seagate Technology, the Wave logo, EVault, ClusterStor, Lustre, GridRAID and Intelligent Information Infrastructure are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage. The export or re-export of hardware or software containing encryption may be regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (for more information, visit www.bis.doc.gov) and controlled for import and use outside of the U.S. Actual data rates, system performance and rebuild times may vary depending on operating environment and other factors. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.
1Source: EMC Digital Universe Study, with data and analysis by IDC, April 2014
Source: IDC Research, IDC #247106, Structured Versus Unstructured Data: The Balance of Power Continues to Shift, Analyst(s): Ashish Nadkarni Natalya Yezhkova, March 2014
 Gartner research G00254269, Critical Capabilities for Object Storage Published: 11 February 2014 Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran, Alan Dayley.
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