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Micron and Seagate target enterprise flash in new alliance

Brian Karlovsky | Feb. 18, 2015
Initial focus on SAS SSDs and strategic NAND supply.

Micron Technology and Seagate Technology have formed a strategic alliance to establish a framework for innovation while targeting the enterprise flash market.

The framework of the agreement will enable customers of the two companies to benefit from a focused approach to deliver storage solutions, helping them innovate faster and more effectively.

While initially focusing on next-generation SAS SSDs and strategic NAND supply, Micron and Seagate anticipate that this multi-year agreement will extend into future collaboration on enterprise storage solutions featuring Micron NAND flash memory.

Seagate executive vice president, electronics solutions, Phil Brace, said the agreement enabled Seagate to secure a strategic supply of NAND flash memory and enabled collaboration on future products and technologies.

"Our companies are leaders in the storage industry, and in working together we build on that success."

Micron vice president of storage, Darren Thomas, said the collaboration would assure both Seagate and Micron targeted the growing enterprise flash market with industry-leading offerings across both of our product portfolios. "The relationship provides Micron access to enterprise drive technology and platforms, expanding our portfolio and accelerating our push into the enterprise market segment."

EMC president of global product operations, Mike Kerouac, said, as the two companies were key partners, it was looking forward to the benefits of the Micron and Seagate collaboration in future NAND flash-based storage technologies.

HP senior vice president, EG global supply chain, Trevor Schick, said the strategic agreement between Micron and Seagate promised to deliver new and innovative flash-based storage solutions.


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