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In the Media – Multilevel Secure Ecosystem

Long-awaited media coverage, from Tom Temin, host of The Federal Drive, (on Federal News Radio), about the Multilevel Secure (MLS) Ecosystem has now appeared.

The piece, which is also featured on Temin on Tech is the result of a briefing, which took place several weeks ago with Seagate’s Henry Newman. In it Seagate and the MLS Ecosystem is positioned as an example of approaches taking shape to address today’s cybersecurity threats, such as the one (still) affecting The Office of Personnel Management.

The article – which opens with a metaphor about risk assessment and the need to integrate software and hardware – ends on an optimistic note, suggesting the companies comprising the MLS Ecosystem represent a long-term solution to an industry-wide security problem. Excerpts appear below…

FedNewsRadio“Industry is starting to offer new approaches. The other week I was talking to people from Seagate, a disk drive and storage subsystem OEM. It’s part of a coalition of network equipment and software companies that contribute to what they call a Multi-Level Security Ecosystem. In the federal market, Lockheed Martin and Vion offer it as a secure storage and file system for high-performance simulation and modeling applications that fuse together large, disparate data sets.”

“Seagate Federal’s Henry Newman explains, the company built a set of services on top of SELinux to accommodate functions such as network communications, database access and data sharing across parallel file systems. So, for example, a large set of video surveillance could be engineered such that access to individual files can be restricted to certain individuals based on their authorities. Personally identifiable information, compliance information or intellectual property within a system can be made subject to access controls and auditing, while limiting the need for expensive hardware redundancy.”

“Other contributors to the MLE ecosystem include supercomputer makers Crayand SGI, log analytics vendor Splunk, and Altair, a maker of job scheduling and management software.”

“Government practitioners like to say security should be built in, not bolted on. But they usually bolt it on. The Multilevel Secure group is just one example, but it shows where systems deployment is heading where security is baked in.”

Visit Seagate’s Intelligent Infrastructure blog to learn more about the Multilevel Secure Ecosystem.

Seagate’s 1200.2 SAS SSD Among CRN’s Picks from FMS 2015

Computer Reseller News’ Senior Editor – Storage, Server, Data Center, Joe Kovar recently featured ‘Highlights From The Flash Memory Summit Conference‘. Among his picks was the recently announced Seagate 1200.2 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Solid State Drive (SSD).

In Joe’s words:CRN_1200.2

“The annual Flash Memory Summit, held earlier this month, was an opportunity to see and understand the flash storage trends that will impact storage performance in data centers for years to come.

The conference was also an opportunity for storage vendors to show off the latest hardware and software components, as well as new all-flash arrays and other new technology, that are helping flash storage accelerate a wide range of customer workloads and rapidly become accepted as a mainstream storage medium.

Didn’t get to Santa Clara, Calif., to attend the event? Missed some of the vendors? You are in luck. Turn the page and join CRN for a look at some of the 15 new products and solutions from vendors large and small.”

The Seagate 1200.2 SAS SSD, the first product to result from a strategic alliance between Seagate and Micron Technology, Inc., announced in February 2015 is engineered for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system builder partners who design and build scalable, modular storage solutions for enterprise applications. It’s also available to enterprise end users who want to directly upgrade and expand their existing SAS storage infrastructure and investment. For enterprise and cloud customers with critical production systems requiring high data availability, the drive delivers the data integrity required in the event of an unexpected power loss. The Seagate 1200.2 SAS SSD provides superior data protection and reliability that protects data from undetected, unintentional corruption and prevents unauthorized access to the drive and stored data with three levels of security.

The framework established between Seagate and Micron has led to the development and production of this next-generation, high-capacity SAS SSD platform. It is the first 12 gigabits-per-second (Gb/s) SAS device to optimize dual channel throughput with up to 1800 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) sequential reads and offer multiple endurance choices within a single hardware and firmware design. These advantages engineered for the 1200.2 SAS SSD ensure it will deliver ultra-fast performance to match the needs of specific enterprise applications and workloads.

Additional features of the 1200.2 SAS SSD include…

  • Industry-leading storage density range including 4TB-class capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor
  • Dual-port SAS interface configurable to provide up to 1800 MB/s sequential read performance or high data availability with failover redundancy and no single point of failure.
  • Next generation Power Loss Protection (PLP) maintains high data integrity to prevent loss of user data in flight in the event of unexpected power interruptions.
  • Superior data protection and reliability, achieved by combining full internal and external data path protection and multi-layered error recovery technology with advanced error detection/correction encoding optimized for NAND media.
  • Three levels of security including secure diagnostics and download (SD&D), Seagate Secure Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) and FIPS drive.

To learn more about Seagate’s family of SAS SSDs visit the Seagate website.

Installing a new Seagate Laptop SSHD

Easy Way to Speed Up Employee Laptops

Installing a new Seagate Laptop SSHD
What is an employee’s most common IT complaint?

A common gripe from business team members to IT managers is that their laptop or PC is too slow or unresponsive. Have you heard this from your employees? Sometimes sluggish response is related to network or server architecture or collaboration software. But it’s also possible your team is suffering because their laptops or PCs aren’t equipped with the most efficient hardware available for your dollar, or haven’t been upgraded recently.

For IT managers, sometimes choosing internal storage for employee laptops seems like a struggle between wanting more speed (for example, an SSD) or wanting more capacity (a nice fat hard drive). You might tell your team: if you want speed, you can’t have high capacity, and if you want high capacity, you’ll have to accept slower hard-drive speeds.

To get a faster drive, do I have to settle for smaller capacity?

But that’s not really true any more. Expert Reviews makes the case that the simplest, cheapest way to boost laptop performance is to install a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD). (They also bestow a five-star review on Seagate’s Laptop SSHD.)

According to the article, “the fast Seagate Laptop SSHD is a solid upgrade if your laptop’s existing storage is a slow mechanical hard disk. Hybrid drives have always made a lot more sense in laptops where you’re limited to one storage disk, need plenty of capacity and are not looking to spend considerably more on a high-capacity SSD. With the added benefit of the faster boot times and general overall responsiveness, the Seagate Laptop SSHD is a fine upgrade choice.”

Expert Reviews gives Seagate Laptop SSHD 5 a five-star rating

What makes SSHD different than buying a hard drive plus an SSD?

An SSHD is a conventional hard with its own integrated SSD (solid state memory) — not a separate SSD strapped into a chassis, but real SSD speed physically integrated into the hard drive. The solid state memory provides the drive with near-SSD performance on the crucial, repetitive task of loading data from the operating system during boot up, and from the many applications businesspeople often use simultaneously. But unlike an SSD, an SSHD provides high capacities your team expects from hard drives, and the cost to your IT budget is nearly indistinguishable from the cost of traditional HDDs.

Expert Reviews explains how the SSHD learns which data to cache and access quickly according to the user’s needs. Testing typical laptop functions, the editors saw the drive’s speed increase as it learned — “the drive’s hybrid technology also came into its own when booting into Windows. The first time we measured it, using the Bootracer utility from www.greatis.com/bootracer, the Laptop SSHD booted into Windows in 50.7s. The second time this dropped to 44s, and once we had restarted six times the cache had managed to reduce the boot time to just 28s.”

How well does Seagate SSHD perform?

“Overall performance in our benchmarks was excellent,” says the magazine. “The large file write speed in particular is one of the best we’ve seen from a laptop disk. Small-file transfer speeds were also very good, with 82.7MB/s write and a huge 92.7MB/s read, for an average of 87.7MB/s — the best score we’ve seen from any 2.5in or 3.5in disk.”

How hard is it to upgrade systems to SSHD?

Will it be it hard for an IT manager to upgrade your clients to SSHDs? In a word, no.

Seagate’s SSHDs don’t need any special software to operate or to boost your team’s performance — built-in algorithms on the drive controller are what make SSHDs so responsive. “The SSHD’s controller uses an algorithm to learn which files you use most frequently,” says the magazine. “It then moves these files to the NAND flash for faster access. This process doesn’t require any drivers, so it should work in Mac and Linux laptops, as well as on Windows.”

They don’t require any special knowledge to install because they come in standard physical sizes and use the standard SATA interface — they slot into a computer just like any other hard drive. So your IT team can save time and money on client roll-outs and maintenance. Compared with other types of hybrid solutions in which a hard drive and SSD are separate units, the practical and economic advantage of SSHD is clear.

You can transition to SSHD for any PC or laptop systems your employee team is using. Seagate’s Desktop SSHD is a standard 3.5-inch size for PCs, and for laptops Expert Reviews notes “hybrid drives are available in different form factors to support a multitude of systems. There’s a standard 7mm size (ST500LM000) that will support most laptops, 9.5mm (ST1000LM014) for large desktop replacement models and a super-slim 5mm drive (ST500LX012) for Ultrabooks, so it’s important you buy the right drive for your system.”

 

Who is John PaulsenA former small-business leader myself, I feel your pain (and joy) and hope you’ll enjoy the blog. I launched and ran a well-regarded production company in San Francisco with a team of 9 brilliant, hard working people. I learned to manage a wide array of tasks a small business must handle — business strategy, facilities design, HR, payroll, taxes, marketing, all the way down to choosing telecom equipment and spec’ing a server system to help my team collaborate in real-time on dense media projects from multiple production rooms. I’ve partnered with and learned from dozens of small business owners.

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How to Format a Windows Drive for Mac in 10 Easy Steps

Like the commercials of years gone by, some people are PCs and others are Macs.

Seagate Backup Plus comes in a couple varieties — one pre-formatted for Mac, the other pre-formatted for Windows but also readable on Mac. But sometimes a little help is needed, if you decide to start using your Windows drive mainly on your new Mac.

This article will give you a step-by-step breakdown on how to format any drive to read and write using Mac OS. But before starting, it’s worth pointing out that with Seagate Backup Plus drives; it’s not necessary to format the drive for Mac if you plan on using the drive between a Mac and Windows OS. If this is the case, it’s ideal to keep the drive in the original NTFS format and and simply add the “NTFS for Mac OS” driver, which you can download here.

Or, if you’ve already got one of our Backup Plus for Mac units I mentioned above, and want to use that device with a PC, then you’ll want to install the following driver accessible here.

Now without further ado, here’s how you reformat the drive:

1. Open Disk Utility
Applications >Utilities > Disk Utilities

2. Select the Seagate drive on the left that shows the capacity

3. Select the Partition tab on the right hand side of the Disk Utility Window

4. Select Partition Layout and select 1 partition

5. Next to name you will see untitled 1 where you can name the drive.

6. Change Format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

7. Select Options and select GUID Partition Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Select OK

9. Select Apply

You’ll get the following window advising you that this is a data destructive process and any data currently on the drive will be deleted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Select Partition to finish the formatting process

That’s it, you’re finished. If you have any trouble, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service team available through Twitter, Facebook or via our Support Page.

 

Genomic data

Seagate Gift Supports UC Santa Cruz Research on Genomic Data Storage

UCSC Baskin School of Engineering
Seagate gift supports UC Santa Cruz research on genomic data storage
Donation from storage industry leader includes 2.5 petabytes of storage for studying large-scale data storage challenges in genomics and other areas

Researchers in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz are working with industry partner Seagate Technology on new ways to structure and store massive amounts of genomic data. Seagate has donated data storage devices with a total capacity of 2.5 petabytes to support this effort.

“This gift provides the basis for a major research program on storage of genomic data,” said Andy Hospodor, executive director of the Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC) at UC Santa Cruz.

“Seagate is pleased to be a part of this important research effort. The storage requirements for genomics are staggering and the potential for medical breakthroughs even larger,” said Mark Re, senior vice president and CTO at Seagate.

The gift, valued at $250,000, includes 1 petabyte of Seagate’s new Kinetic disk drives for object-based storage, plus an additional 1.5 petabytes of traditional Seagate SATA disk drives for use in existing clusters within the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute.

Large-scale test bed

Ethan Miller, UCSC“This gives us a large-scale test bed that we can use to explore the organization of data for large-scale disk-based storage systems. We need to develop better ways to store and organize the vast quantities of data we’re generating,” said Ethan Miller, professor of computer science and director of the Center for Research in Storage Systems at UCSC (photo at left by Elena Zhukova).

Miller and other storage systems researchers at UC Santa Cruz work closely with industry partners such as Seagate, and several of the center’s alumni and graduate students have been working at Seagate on the company’s latest disk technology. The Seagate storage donation will support research on new ways to structure and store genomic data using object stores and newly proposed open-source standards (APIs) for genomic data that are being developed by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

“Genomic data storage is one of several areas of emerging interest where we’ll be looking at using Seagate’s new intelligent disks to build large-scale storage systems,” Miller said.

Genomics Institute

The donation also adds over a petabyte of storage capacity to the genomics data storage cluster maintained by the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute at the San Diego Supercomputing Center. For Benedict Paten, a research scientist at the Genomics Institute, it’s all about speeding up the processing of genomic data.

“We in genomics know that we have a big data problem,” Paten said. “We need to be able to compute on much larger volumes of data than we have before. The amount of genomic data is growing exponentially, and we haven’t been keeping up.”

Part of the solution, he said, is distributed processing of large data sets in which the processing is done where the data are stored, instead of downloading the data over a network for processing. “Now we can put a lot of disks on the compute nodes for efficient distributed computation over large amounts of data. This donation is really important for our big data genomics efforts at UC Santa Cruz,” Paten said.

Genomic data

This article first appeared on University of California Santa Cruz NEWSCENTER.

(Analysis) The Benefits of a Cloud Tuned for Backup and Recovery

Last month, I talked about the IT skill sets you need to grow to successfully move to a public cloud: monitoring, security and compliance, orchestration and automation.  Let’s make the benefits of a cloud tuned for a backup and recovery application tangible. Generally speaking, public clouds for which you need to tune and optimize infrastructure configuration Annv_8'27and services for the backup application you select see a backup success rate below 90%. Restore success rate is even lower. Compare this with a tightly managed on-premise deployment that you control, where you will see a backup success rate of 94-96%. Of course, these results are a based on a combination of the software you select, your knowledge of how best to configure the software implementation, as well as your knowledge of how to tune the cloud services for the application and your needs.

Seagate’s Cloud Backup and Recovery Service achieves 96.7% backup success and over 96% restore success for supported agents. Why so high? Because the cloud itself, software in the cloud, data ‘restorability’ in the cloud, as well as backups and replication to the cloud are monitored for health. All elements are tuned to optimize performance, resiliency and availability. The EVault pricing philosophy is designed for clarity, as well. No need to estimate use of ingest or export bandwidth, virtual machines or levels of storage performance required for success. These are all included in standard pricing.

When purchasing a GB of data storage space in the cloud, be sure to compare apples to apples. The adjacent table provides examples of how generic cloud storage and Seagate Backup and Recovery Service compare:

In addition, Seagate’s Cloud Backup and Recovery Service delivers optional high value acceleration services such as seeding via large device (currently up to 40TB), export services via device to accelerate large capacity recovery in the case of a DR (disaster recovery) and the choice to export all or partial data to a physical device.

 

 

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Seagate Joins Institute of Physics to Promote Science-Based Learning

Seagate and The Institute of Physics Ireland recently joined forces to hold a two-day conference on thin-film fabrication.

Seagate and The Institute of Physics Ireland recently joined forces to hold a two-day conference on thin-film fabrication. Seagate makes common cause with the Institute in its efforts to promote science and science-based learning, and to promote the intelligent application of physics research in society, covering education, health, the environment, and technology.

The event, which took place at Seagate’s Springtown facility in Northern Ireland, brought together more than 90 academics, students and Seagate delegates to explore the areas of magnetism, thin-film deposition and plasma etching.

The conference agenda featured lectures delivered by academics representing universities in Manchester, Durham, Dublin and Grenoble and by a number of Seagate engineering managers. Topics covered included a review of the current nanoscale challenges, developments in surface science, and pathways to successful academic-industry collaboration—including an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training at Queen’s University Belfast.

The event helped Seagate to further strengthen ties with the academic community in the U.K., Ireland and Europe.

Damien Gallagher, executive engineering director at the Springtown facility, said the conference was “an excellent template for future industry-academic interactions.”

“It’s extremely beneficial for us to exchange knowledge with academics working in fields that are relevant to our technology,” Gallagher said. “For academics and students, it’s an opportunity for them to see how their research is applied in an industrial setting. For Seagate engineers, it gives us an insight into the direction that current academic research is taking and allows us to engage with potential future employees.”

In addition to the speaker agenda, the event also incorporated a poster competition for post-graduate delegates, which gave the students a chance to present their research projects to conference delegates and a team of judges.

Cian McKeown of the University of Limerick in Ireland, won a Seagate Seven portable drive for his poster on an Investigation of Anomalous Hall Effect on Ni-B thin films. Runner-up Raymond Lamb from the University of Glasgow in Scotland received a Seagate Wireless drive for his poster on Lorentz imaging of magnetic dynamics from milliseconds to nanoseconds.

Image at Top: Seagate’s Damien Gallagher (far right) presents Cian McKeown (left) with a Seagate Seven portable drive for his winning poster entry. Runner-up Raymond Lamb received a Seagate Wireless drive.

Seagate Seven

Seagate Seven Honored for Design Excellence by Industrial Design Society Of America

 

Seagate Seven

Our popular Seagate Seven portable external hard drive is the recipient of the Gold International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for the computer equipment category, which is one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions.

The award-winning Seagate Seven drive is the slimmest way to carry 500GB of data. Now also available in a 750GB capacity, the product’s name is representative of the 7mm depth or z-height of the drive. The simple industrial design of Seagate Seven is intended to pay tribute to the roots of computer storage while simultaneously celebrating the latest advancements in storage innovation. The premium all-metal enclosure highlights the essence of a bare hard drive, Seagate’s core competency for over 35 years. Announced at the consumer electronics show in January this year, the Seagate Seven has collected numerous accolades and awards for its novel design concept.

The Gold winner for the computer equipment category

More than 1,700 products from around the world entered IDEA 2015—as the competition marks its 35th year and IDSA celebrates its 50th anniversary. Seagate Seven portable hard drive was unveiled as the Gold winner for the computer equipment category by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) on August 22, 2015, in a red carpet ceremony at the stunning Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

“Seagate Seven has been a celebratory product for Seagate in 2015 that showcases how far we’ve come with the advancement of storage technology. We are so pleased that the product has been such a success and so well received by our customers as well as those who are appreciative and the curators of product design,” said Mark Whitby, senior vice president of Seagate consumer group. “It is such a great honor to have been selected by the IDSA for this prestigious award.”

The authority on design

New IDSA Board of Directors Chair John Barratt—a former IDEA Jury Chair—calls the competition “the authority on design” and says IDEA jurying is “the most rigorous and thoughtful” in the world.

The IDEA Jury, led by Chair Matthew Marzynski, IDSA, met in June at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI to judge the 621 IDEA finalists. The result—28 Gold, 53 Silver and 83 Bronze awards. In 20 IDEA categories, there were professional and student entries from the United States and almost three-dozen other countries—Australia to Austria; Estonia to Iran; and Serbia to Somalia.

“When we look at a design, we’re not just looking at what’s trendy or fashionable at the moment. We have the context of that history of that long line of designers that came before us….,” said Matthew Marzynski. “That collective knowledge exists within IDSA is kind of like a living treasure.”

Seagate's R&D facility — test chambers designed to stress-test emerging drive designs by the thousands

Open Up: Seagate Reveals Its Reliability Roots

Seagate's R&D facility — test chambers designed to stress-test emerging drive designs by the thousands

Seagate’s R&D facility — test chambers designed to stress-test emerging drive designs by the thousands

Anyone who understands home construction knows that you don’t pour concrete foundations in a rain storm — that’s asking for poor reliability and premature failure. Yet relatively few people understand hard drive reliability.

As with any foundation, we intuitively know that poor reliability means future problems. But what makes a hard drive reliable? How do you know if it was made to be reliable? And here’s a big one: Are you using your drives in a way that promotes reliability?

Most people have no idea how to answer these questions because the answers tend to get technical and manufacturers, as a rule, shy away from describing how they do things. Must protect the intellectual property, you know.

Well, not today. Seagate has decided to open its proverbial kimono a bit and spark a worldwide reliability discussion, starting with turning the spotlight on its own operations and design flow.

One Design Does Not Fit All

Understand that all hard drives are not made equally. Fundamental differences in physical components, construction, and firmware code differentiate the bottom of the drive stack (consumer-class client drives) from the top (enterprise-class mission critical nearline drives). Workloads placed on drives will vary from sporadic and light to constant and crushing. You can plug a client drive into a high-load data center application, but that drive is not made for that environment, and it will most likely fail prematurely.

By the same token, placing enterprise drives into a home PC would be blatant overkill. Sure, a mission critical drive in this situation would be ultra-reliable, but few consumers will ever need a drive to last beyond five or six years. They need drives built for their use model at an acceptable price point.

Such considerations are why the market now hosts a diversity of hard drive types. In the following chart, you can get a sense of some of the ways these drives differentiate according to their intended use.

Reliability factors chart

 

 

Here’s the key point: When drives get used in the manner for which they’re built, reliability goes way up. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that one drive is “just as good” for a given job as another. You rely on different kinds of light bulbs for different lighting tasks. The same idea applies to storage.

A Nine-Stage Product Design Process

As you’ll see in this feature article, drive features and applications are only half of the reliability discussion. In cooperation with Tom’s Hardware, Seagate took a crew of journalist researchers into its Longmont, Colorado R&D facility to explore its Product Design Process (PDP), a nine-stage methodology the company uses to move drives from early concept through full-scale production. You’ll see how prototype drives get made, tested, and refined over many months.

Seagate pours hundreds of millions of dollars each year into its PDP in pursuit of making the industry’s most reliable hard drives. From blueprints to mass production and the thousands of hours of grueling tests and refinement in between, find out how the world’s best drives get made. See the data on how this process impacts Seagate’s final success rates and how it stacks up against other manufacturers.

This feature is only the first of several pieces we’ll be sharing to highlight different aspects of storage reliability. Learn what you need to know about pairing the right storage with your data. You might discover how to save some money, but, more importantly, you’ll have a much better grasp on why your storage is reliable and how to keep it that way in the years ahead.

At the Heart of Stock Market Fluctuations, Technology Seeks an Edge

With equal parts of reluctance and confusion people around the world are opening business pages, tuning into financial programs and checking in with friends and family to better understand how and why the devaluation of China’s currency has sent uncertainty through global markets and ultimately to personal financial savings.

Most investors are faced with a similar question: Who can I trust to offer a simple explanation about what’s happening and what I should do? Trust is indeed hard to find when reactions from financial experts range from hyperbolic to chillax.

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Turning Point – IBM Defeats Kasparov

Long before China’s devaluation, inside certain investment circles the advice about where and when to invest has been – shall we say – less than personal.  In April 2015 the Wall Street Journal published a piece entitled, ‘How Computers Trawl a Sea of Data for Stock Picks’. In it reporter Bradley Hope introduces readers to the notion of quantitative investing, ‘quants’ for short. The concept is explained in the extract, below…

“The approach….relies mainly on mathematical models. But its practitioners differ from traditional “quants,” who program their computers to bet on statistical relationships among securities prices and don’t bother much with real-world information.”

Said another way quantitative investing is leveraging the analysis of data to arrive at what are believed to be better than human conclusions about where investments should be made. The process is explained further, here…

“In determining how to trade the stock of, say, a major big-box retailer…scientists and mathematicians devise dozens of computer-trading models related to the stock. One model would automatically pore through analysts’ research for patterns in how they view the retailer—much as a human broker might. Another would look for clues in Twitter: It might identify one pattern—a growing number of customers tweeting complaints, say—and correlate that with another pattern, such as data showing fewer people visiting stores. Additional algorithms would do other tasks human investors traditionally perform: watching for the stock price to break through a 200-day average, say, or monitoring whether executives are buying or selling company shares.”

Similar to the insight in knowing the model of car your mechanic drives it’s always interesting to know how financial experts choose to invest their own money. But whether it’s the brain or the CPU making the decisions, speed in transactions is undeniably a critical component in ensuring buyers and sellers are able to capitalize on opportunities and respond with agility to market changes.

Earlier this month Seagate announced an expansion of its Nytro Flash Products, which are designed for such environments. Seagate’s Nytro portfolio is built for demanding enterprise applications, such as online transaction processing (OLTP), high frequency trading, high-performance computing (HPC), data warehousing, data mining and data analytics as well as workloads with mixed IO sizes and multiple applications running simultaneously.

Flash storage technology is increasingly sought within financial service and other markets where high performance can be achieved alongside increases in storage densities, reduced storage footprints and power use in data centers. To learn more about Seagate’s line of flash technology visit our website.