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Seagate and IBM to offer high performance computing storage

Nurdianah Md Nur | July 24, 2015
The new appliance will help organisations efficiently manage their data-intensive workloads.

Seagate and IBM are now offering a new software-defined storage appliance that is able to manage data-intensive high performance computing (HPC) applications.

Combining Seagate's ClusterStor High Performance Computing (HPC) storage with IBM's Spectrum Scale software, the new appliance will meet the needs of demanding workloads such as genomic research, computer-aided design, data analytics and financial model analysis.

According to Seagate, ClusterStor helps solve HPC storage challenges by enabling clients to achieve high performance and productivity levels while cutting HPC storage total cost of ownership through reduced data center floor space and decreased power, cooling and administrative costs.

On the other hand, IBM Spectrum Scale helps clients manage massive amounts of data quickly and easily from a single dashboard.

"The newly engineered system will bring the capabilities of IBM Spectrum Scale together with the unique performance efficiency and scalability of Seagate's ClusterStor systems, helping clients to manage demanding, data-hungry HPC applications more efficiently than before," said Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager, Seagate HPC systems business

The new software-defined storage appliance will be available from Seagate's sales partners later this year.


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