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(Video) Hybrid Cloud Data Protection: See How It Can Work for You

Making the move to a hybrid cloud solution can seem daunting. If you are considering this for your organization, why not spend a couple of minutes watching this animated video that brings the many facets of hybrid cloud solutions to life and shows you what you need to ask of your next hybrid cloud business partner.

Seagate delivers secure, easy-to-manage backups—both on-premise and in the cloud—and fail-proof, rapid restores at the speed of today’s business. Seagate Cloud Solutions ensure that your data protection is:

  • Scalable to meet the relentless growth of data
  • Streamlined to simplify management so you can support other key business initiatives
  • Secure to mitigate the risk of data loss or theft

Visit Seagate to learn more about why companies are confidently committing their data protection to the hybrid cloud.

Grow Your IT Skillset Before Moving to the Cloud

A move to a public cloud often manages to drive down capital expenditures. If it’s a public cloud where you’ll be running applications that you have to size for performance, there are some skills you’ll want to invest in before you make the move – principally:

  • Monitoring
  • Security and Compliance
  • Orchestration & Automation

Monitoring the performance of your applications is critical. Standard monitoring practices you’ve been comfortable with won’t necessarily work well. For example, you’ll need to adjust your latency and response time metrics based on the characteristics of the datacenters you’re using. As operators of our own (Seagate) and other clouds, we’ve found that we’ve had to adjust our operational templates to allow for up to 3x longer latency and response time to set reasonable targets for some 3rd party clouds we manage. Be prepared to monitor the consumption of multiple cloud resources along with upload and download bandwidth utilization and tie these to operational costs. Often, you’ll find that you are being ‘nickel and dimed’ for specific services.

Security and Compliance expertise must be developed beyond what you’ve had in place for your own datacenter. You’re essentially exposing your entire environment to the outside world when you run your business in the cloud and need to ensure that you have properly isolated systems and data access. Unless it is built into your application, you’ll find you have less control over security. Be ready to deal with the reality that you won’t be able to make database calls in the cloud and, unless you invest in scripting, you’ll end-up with less access. Needless to say, you will want to narrow down the number of access pathways and reduce the number of ports open, potentially to a small IP range.

When you move to the cloud, you’ll often hear that you don’t need to invest in sizing it right up front. In fact, you want to be careful about this, just as you are in your own datacenter. If you’re putting an application in the cloud on your own, be sure to design an N Tier architecture along with orchestration to scale up and scale down automatically.

Orchestration and Automation is therefore critical to taking advantage of cost savings when you can scale down, and to reduce the human cost of setup and configuration on-the-fly as your business needs change. Often, this is not a skill-set you will have in-house so you’ll need to contract with an engineer that is skilled in working with the APIs and resources in the cloud you’ve selected or permanently hire that skill-set into your team.

The amount of preparation and skill-set building need prior to moving to the cloud is complex. It is directly proportional to the level to which you’re selecting a cloud/application combination that is pre-designed to work well together vs. a selecting a cloud infrastructure where you will have to do the performance tuning of all resources after you design your application deployment. Seagate’s Cloud Backup Service, for example, falls in the camp of an application tuned specifically for our clouds (Seagate, Azure, Managed Service Provider). Purchasing a software application and then deploying in a compute oriented public cloud would fall in the latter camp, requiring sizing, tuning and robust on-going monitoring to ensure performance and cost control.

For an enterprise-class organizations, making this investment makes sense. On the other hand, due to the orchestrations and optimizations involved, smaller businesses should expect that it won’t be as easy to eek-out every last dime of cost savings.

Lenovo’s new Y50 laptop uses a 1TB SSHD drive from Seagate

Seagate Wins Lenovo Award for Quality, Tech Innovation

Seagate has won one of Lenovo’s top awards for supplier quality and technology innovation.

Seagate captured Lenovo’s “Diamond Award” at the computer maker’s recent Global Supplier Conference. The award—the fifth time Seagate has earned it—is given to key suppliers that have strategically supported Lenovo and its corporate goals over the past year.

Lenovo’s new Y50 laptop uses a 1TB SSHD drive from Seagate
Lenovo’s new Y50 laptop uses a 1TB SSHD drive from Seagate

Winners were selected based on criteria such as: technology leadership, quality, service and cost. Seagate was the only hard drive manufacturer to receive the award. Other Diamond Award winners included Intel, Liteon, MEDNtek and Boe Technology Group.

Rocky Pimentel, president of global markets and customers, accepted the award on behalf of Seagate. “We’re delighted to be recognized by Lenovo with this important award,” Pimentel said. “The partnership we have with Lenovo has been incredibly successful, and we’re glad to be able to contribute to their amazing growth.”

Lenovo is the world’s largest PC manufacturer, with a 19.5 percent global market share. In its most recent quarter, Lenovo posted fourth-quarter revenue of $11.3 billion, up 21 percent year-over-year, with net income of $100 million, or 91 cents per share. For the full year, Lenovo reported sales of $46.3 billion, up 20 percent from a year ago, with net profit of $829 million, up 1 percent.

Nearly all Lenovo business units, including desktop, notebook, server, digital and MIDH (mobile Internet and digital home) utilize Seagate’s storage products.

Sandy Sun, Seagate’s VP and GM for China, said Lenovo is placing a stronger emphasis on solid-state hybrid drives to help differentiate its mobile and laptop products. SSHDs offer faster performance and lower power consumption, along with the capacity and cost benefits of a hard drive. Lenovo’s Y Series laptops, U Series and Flex Series two-in-one systems are among its products that utilize a Seagate SSHD.

“With our rich and innovative experience in SSHDs, Seagate is a perfect fit for Lenovo’s needs in this category,” Sun said.

“We worked closely with Lenovo to launch our first SSHD into the marketplace,” added Liang Shao, a Seagate customer technical support manager in Shanghai. “We’ve been very focused on meeting Lenovo’s requirements for this product, working closely with their engineering teams to monitor its field performance and quickly address any issues that came up. Our current product really shows that focus on quality; it’s now shipping with best-in-class performance for Lenovo’s client products.”

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Google Has Tons of Data on You — Use It for Your Own Purposes

Google has your data — Now you can use it for your own purposes

Google 2015-07-15 13_47_42Do you have your smartphone’s location features enabled? Likely you’re aware there’s a huge pile of data accumulating about your life, via your smartphone and your web activities. Well, yesterday Google stepped up with a cool new feature — Google Timeline — to let you personally use some of the enormous amount of data you’ve kindly let the company collect about you. Timeline lets you view all the places you’ve been on any given day, month or year.

By the way, ever wondered just how much data Google is collecting? It’s been estimated that in all, Google may be storing 10-15 exabytes of data (an exabyte equals 1 million terabytes). At least you can say now they’re not keeping it all for themselves!

No doubt Timeline is fascinating, and it may even be useful. It lets you see track where you’ve been both visually on a map, and on a text and icon list. Everywhere you’ve been.

Will Timeline be useful to me?

How is that useful?

Well, now you’ll realize how many times you’ve eaten at that same boring lunch spot, and maybe that’ll spur you to try something more adventurous, right?

It can also help you remember the name of the hotel you stayed at two years ago for your anniversary. Or that one amazing dive bar in Manhattan so you can find it again next time you visit. Where exactly was that campground in Big Sur you want to recommend to your cousin? (Note, you’ll have to remember what date you visited any of these places, if you want Timeline to help you find it.)

If you’re working on improving your health, it makes it easy to check whether your habits are keeping up with your intention — how many times last month did you really hit the gym? How often does your weekend bike ride really exceed a couple of miles?

So many apps, so much data

Google’s not the first app-maker to let users see their location data. For example, Apple iPhone lets you see your frequent locations under its Settings, and exercise apps like RunKepper and Map My Run keep visual records mapping exactly where and how far you’ve walked, jogged or run. But Google Timeline may be unique in collecting and showing everywhere you’ve been.

Of course some people will find it creepy or even alarming Google has all this data. But the company says the data is only available to you and your apps. And, Google has made a point recently to tell its customers about all this data and make it easier to control what’s done with it.

Do you want to opt out?

But if you want to, it’s easy to disable the features that allow all this data collection in the first place.

Your own personal Timeline is easy to disable — just go to your Timeline page, and click “Pause” on Location History in the lower left corner. If you’ve already kept your location history turned off, Google won’t have any locations saved in your Timeline at all.

That’s worth considering, if you want to keep your locations and activities private (either from Google, or from other people in your life). But it might not be nearly as fun.

I’m personally a privacy-minded citizen, but I admit I enjoyed looking through my own Timeline, and I may keep some or all of these capabilities active for a while — as I haven’t yet seen evidence anyone’s using the data nefariously — just to explore the benefits.

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New Horizon Mission – Data That’s Out of This World

Here at Seagate we love a good data storage analogy. Consider the recent and quite popular Data in the Mad Men Era blog. If you’re a fan of contemplating just how far and how fast man-made innovation has taken us then you’ll love related factoids from the widely popular and successful New Horizon mission to Pluto.

From The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory website there’s a treasure trove of information to discover but we were inclined to gravitate to the site’s data collection page and the following fascinating insights:

“New Horizons…a one-way journey to the Kuiper Belt and beyond…sends back all of its data using a radio transmitter and its 83-inch (2.1-meter) diameter radio antenna. It receives commands over this link, and returns both science data and information on the spacecraft’s temperature and power.”

“New Horizons carries seven scientific instruments, which collect several types of data. (The instrument names and main functions are described in the science payload section) As an instrument makes an observation, data is transferred to a solid-state recorder (similar to a flash memory card for a digital camera), where they are compressed (if necessary), reformatted and transmitted to Earth through the spacecraft’s radio telecommunications system.”

“A major challenge for the New Horizons mission is the relatively low “downlink” rate at which data can be transmitted…During the Jupiter flyby in February 2007, New Horizons sent data home at about 38 kilobits per second (kbps), which is slightly slower than the transmission speed for most computer modems.”

Meanwhile, back on Earth Seagate’s aptly named Nytro WarpDrive Flash Accelerator Card boasts the following specifications:

  • Read Bandwidth (256K) Up To 4.0GB/s
  • Write Bandwidth (256K) Up To 2.5GB/s
  • Read IOPs (8K) Up To 280,000
  • Write IOPs (8K) Up To 200,000
  • Average Latency <50 microseconds

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a numbers person to appreciate the accomplishment of New Horizons. A recent episode of NPR’s ‘All Things Considered program addressed that burning question: ‘How Long Would It Take to Drive to Pluto?

“Assuming a straight line trip from Earth to the dwarf planet, ignoring each planet’s relative motion and most importantly the need to stop and pee. We’ll also obey the rules of our roads and keep a steady 65 miles per hour the whole way. So when we put it all together, we get a solar system-spanning road trip that lasts how long? Oh, just about 6,206 years. And what can you expect on a 6,206 year-long road trip? Well, first off, you know how your kids made you listen to the soundtrack from Disney’s “Frozen” a million times last year on your road trip? On your way to Pluto, a million repeats of “Frozen…only gets you to about Mars, which, speaking road-tripistically (ph), is kind of like the city next door from where you live. Of course, if you really need to keep the kids occupied, there’s always the entire 116-hour “Harry Potter” books on tape series. But unfortunately, you’ll need to listen to Harry defeat Voldemort – oh, I said his name – about 400,000 times to keep the kids from killing each other on your way to Pluto.”

“ So really, what’s the big deal about something launched from Earth getting to Pluto? The voyage that would’ve taken us six millennia in an SUV has taken New Horizons a little under a decade. And after Pluto, New Horizons will sail on through the unexplored Kuiper Belt, an extended ring of planetary construction debris and out eventually towards the endless majesty of the stars. But that is another long, long, long, very long story.”

You can listen to the full story, here:

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Power of “Pixels” — 15 Fun Facts from Favorite Classic Games

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What’s the Power Behind Pixels?

Summer blockbusters are in full swing with films like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max: Fury Road, Entourage, Terminator Genisys, and Jurassic World already released.

There are more films on the horizon, but one that has a special place in Seagate’s heart is Pixels. It arrives this week and stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage.

Haven’t heard of it? Well, this is a film whose plot supposes that in 1982, while searching for extraterrestrial life, NASA had sent out a time capsule including key elements of life and culture on Earth at that time. Unfortunately, aliens who recovered the time capsule interpreted the footage of video games as a war declaration, and are now sending pixelated versions of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Space Invaders and others to invade Earth.

Pixels creatively touches on a theme very central to our mission and history here at Seagate. Seagate was founded in 1979 right at the time when the golden age of video games began. In some form or another, storage has always been part of the video game evolution from PCs to consoles to handhelds to the cloud.

Hollywood Pays Tribute to the New Monarch

Video games are a huge part of today’s culture. They’ve been bigger than Hollywood for a long time now. Shows like the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) have brought video games to faithful fans for years, and films based on video games such as Doom, Need for Speed, Silent Hill, Resident Evil and the upcoming Pixels have helped bring video games to the masses.

What’s exciting about Pixels is its ability to spark new energy into video games today’s adults grew up with — classic games that not only helped establish today’s pop culture memes, but laid the foundation for today’s video games.

Fifteen Fun Facts

To commemorate the release of the film, here are some interesting tidbits about Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Centipede. How many of these did you know?

Space Invaders

  • Released in 1978 by Taito.
  • Inspired by the video game Breakout.
  • The game’s creator, Tomohiro Nishikado, wasn’t very good at playing it and usually didn’t pass easier levels.
  • Space Invaders grossed about $600 million a year between 1978 and 1982.
  • Space Invaders revolutionized gaming by being the first to include the ability to save player scores, and “destructible” cover.

Pac-Man

  • Released in 1980 by Namco, and from 1981 until 1987, there were a total of 293,822 Pac-Man arcade machines in arcade around the world.
  • Ms. Pac-Man (1982) was the first female character in a video game.
  • On May 21, 2010, Google unveiled a “Google Doodle” recreating Pac-Man to celebrate the 30th anniversary. Visitors to the site played for nearly 500,000,000 hours.
  • The four ghosts that chase Pac-Man have names in both Japanese and English.  In Japanese – Fickle, Chaser, Ambusher and Stupid. In English – Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde.

Donkey Kong

  • Released in 1981 by Nintendo.
  • That damsel in distress that Mario must save from Donkey Kong isn’t Princess Peach from other Super Mario Bros. games. She’s known as “The Lady” and was based on Fay Wray’s character from the original King Kong film from 1933.
  • Nintendo owns the trademark for the phrase “It’s on like Donkey Kong.”

Centipede

  • Released in 1981 by Atari.
  • Designed to attract female players.
  • Based on the comic initially released with the game, your “ship” is actually a magic wand. Your friends (the centipede, spider, etc.) have been turned on you because of an evil wizard who wants your wand. This is why you don’t kill the your friends in the insect world but instead transform them into toadstools.

Far Reaching Response to Seagate News Reflects Significance of Vision

Following last week’s announcements with IBM and HP, we collated the industry response – to date – in this ‘In the Media’ blog. This, however, did not capture all the news from that week nor the entire industry response. In addition to strengthening partnerships, Seagate also announced advances to its Hybrid Cloud Storage offering. In total, last week’s news garnered almost 60 pieces of press coverage. Below are excerpts – reflecting the hybrid cloud news – from a handful of trade media – followed by a full list of articles to date.

“This is hardly your father’s Seagate Technology anymore. Making spinning-disk and solid-state drives (SSDs) for PCs, servers and other machines—not to mention those small but capacious desktop storage devices—is where the company has been for 37 years, and it’s still among the world leaders in 2015. But as a number of other old-line IT hardware makers have experienced, Seagate needed to pivot. It’s now moved headlong into hybrid cloud storage, backup and recovery, security and other services, and in a big way. Along these lines, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company on July 15 introduced new and updated hybrid cloud data protection for both on-site and cloud-based data stores, based mostly on its EVault acquisition of 2006. By the way, that turned out to be a good deal for Seagate, considering the purchase price for EVault was a relatively modest $185 million.”

eWeek: Seagate Adding Hybrid Cloud Storage to Legacy Drive Business, By Chris Preimesberger

“We are making this change as Seagate goes through a transformation of its image in the market since we announced our new logo in January,” said David Flesh, Seagate’s vice president of marketing for cloud systems and electronics. “We have traditionally been seen as a hard drive company and now are being seen as a problem solving company, which includes cloud systems and electronic solutions that have capabilities we are bringing to market that Seagate has not had before.”

Channelbuzz: Seagate looks to new enterprise partners as EVault brand departs in enterprise push, By Mark Cox

“Seagate has done a good job of expanding its cloud-based data protection solution, said Mike Piltoff, senior vice president for strategic marketing at Champion Solutions Group, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based solution provider that has been active with EVault for a couple years. ‘The new scalability is a big deal,’ Piltoff told CRN. ‘This is important for enterprise customers that have data in a lot of repositories.’ Piltoff said that EVault traditionally has been a solution with a low-cost, simple way to offer professional services for implementation.”

CRN: Seagate Renames EVault Data Protection Cloud, Preps Solution For Enterprise By Joseph F. Kovar

“We asked if Seagate’s expanding cloud infrastructure could perhaps be the underpinnings of an expanded suite of capabilities that can challenge some of the established stalwarts of the cloud provider industry, such as AWS or Azure.The easy answer is yes, and we will have an announcement probably later in the summer. We have the makings of a storage cloud, when you look at the fundamentals of the infrastructure all of the pieces are in place, replied Flesh.”

Tom’s IT Pro: Seagate Launches Hybrid Cloud Data Protection As It Readies Expanded Cloud Offerings By Paul Alcorn

“We’ve moved from being able to support hundreds of terabytes to virtually unlimited scale-out,” Flesh said. “We’re providing all the software for the providers to be able to manage, the multi-tenancy, the security. It’s really taking what has been known and loved about the old EVault solutions and putting them on a much bigger, more scalable platform. The new Seagate Data Management Service gives customers an option to have the company’s professional services team install agent-based software to scan their storage infrastructure and help make decisions on storage tiers. The service reports on how and where data of differing types and ages is used. Flesh said the professional services engagement might last a week or two, depending on the size of the organization.”

SearchStorage: Seagate Technology extends enterprise storage reach in backup, HPC By Carol Sliwa

Below is a full list of coverage to date from the global trade media..

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A gegobyte hard drive would cover the earth 23,000,000 times

In the era of cloud, big data, smartphones and tablets, we’ve become used to talking petabytes, exabytes, even zettabytes.   Given how fast data is growing, what comes after zettabytes?  GigaOM raised this same question in their post “As data gets bigger, what comes after a yottabyte?”

The answer: Brontobyte & Gegobyte

Here is a fun experiment. Instead of talking about the number of hard drives it takes to accommodate such demand for storage, what if we imagine it in terms of a physical size — the actual physical size of a hard drive, in terms of the square feet (or square miles) one drive fills — and imagine what that would mean for higher capacities, given today’s areal density capabilities.

Today’s 4 terabyte 3.5-inch drive is roughly .16 square feet, which means you can get approximately 24 terabytes per square foot. That’s .0046 square miles of land mass per 4 terabytes. Assuming 1 terabyte per disk was the maximum areal density, and hard drives will not get any thicker than 1 inch:

  • An exabyte hard drive would be about the size of Connecticut
  • A zettabyte hard drive would be about the size of Antarctica
  • A yottabyte hard drive would cover the earth 23 times
  • A brontobyte hard drive would cover the earth 23,000 times
  • A gegobyte hard drive would cover the earth 23,000,000 times

Many of us have a hard enough time wrapping our heads around a zettabyte, much less a yottabyte, brontobyte, or gegobyte. A terabyte is still a large amount of space for most consumers, and it conveniently comes in a relatively small package. Heck, some consumer devices are still measured in gigabytes.

When we buy that terabyte external drive for backup or simply additional storage, obviously we think it’s more than enough, and the physical size it just about right.

But, for a world of increasingly connected devices (the internet of things), where data analytics (big data) is increasingly what businesses rely on to carve the corporate path to success (or failure — depending on the data interpretation), the “bytes”  gap between consumer and corporation is widening.

We’re already talking in zettabytes. According to the GigaOM post, “Cisco estimates we’ll see a 1.3 zettabytes of traffic annually over the internet in 2016,”  and Seagate estimates suggest total storage capacity demand will reach 7 zettabytes in 2020.

The decade we are in (2010 to 2020) will take us from talking about exabytes to talking about zettabytes. The question is, how soon will we be talking yottabytes, or even brontobytes, or dare I say, gegobytes?

 

Seagate Joins HP’s Partner Ecosystem to Deliver Highly Optimized End-to-End HPC Storage Solutions

(Video) Seagate Joins HP’s Partner Ecosystem to Deliver Highly Optimized End-to-End HPC Storage Solutions

Long linked to discovery and innovation, high performance computing (HPC), was once reserved only for extreme computing environments. Today, HPC is making its way into commercial environments as organizations look for new ways to cope with data challenges and/or to monetize data assets. Although HPC was arguably the original big data use case, the convergence of HPC and big data analytics has made workloads more complex, demanding advanced performance and scalability.

As performance requirements in HPC and big data environments grew and as compute architectures evolved, the demands placed on traditional storage systems did not keep pace. The explosive growth of data created a demand for storage systems to deliver superior I/O performance. However, technical limitations in storage technology prevented traditional systems from being optimized for I/O throughput. Because all storage is not created equal, bottlenecks and scaling issues arose, which caused frustration for organizations that traditionally stitched together a storage system to support its HPC environment.

Enter ClusterStor by Seagate.

In breaking the I/O bottleneck, while bringing an appliance-like model to HPC storage, ClusterStor is the only fully integrated end-to-end engineered HPC storage system. Specifically designed to remove the complexities, bottlenecks and scaling issues found in traditional HPC storage deployments, ClusterStor provides maximum efficiency and performance for customers who will benefit from a highly optimized end-to-end solution.

To learn more about the alliance between Seagate and HP watch this video, from insideHPC, featuring Ken Claffey from Seagate and Bill Mannel from HP.

The addition of Seagate into HP’s partner ecosystem builds on a multi-year partnership and leverages solutions that address the most complex computing workloads solving today’s toughest HPC and big data challenges. As a result of this partnership, organizations will benefit from optimal solutions stemming from the data driven innovation that HP Apollo and Seagate ClusterStor represent.

To learn more about Seagate’s ClusterStor Parallel Storage System, visit our web site.

Seagate Reveals New and Updated Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Solutions

Today, Seagate announced new Hybrid Cloud Data Protection products and product enhancements that will help organizations master five key elements of modern data protection.

When moving away from operationally complex, physical silos of storage and disparate backup and recovery products and toward automatic, streamlined, modern data protection there are five elements your organization cannot afford to overlook:Buffington

  1. Simple Operation
  2. Backup-Restore-Replication Speed
  3. Virtually Unlimited Scale
  4. Strategic Data Management
  5. End-to-End Encryption

These are important because each allows IT teams to provide fast, secure and streamlined data protection without straining resources.

1. Simple Operation: Backup and recovery solutions that are simple to install, manage and monitor are the hallmarks of modern data protection.  Simplicity is often overlooked and underrated, but with data volumes doubling every 18 months, managing islands of physical storage with a suite of unrelated backup and recovery apps is so complex that it is likely consuming more and more of your IT team’s time and budget.  Simple backup and recovery operation is engineered into Seagate’s solutions.

 Today, Seagate introduces additional enhancements to the simplicity of installing, managing and monitoring its Cloud Backup and Recovery Services and Cloud Backup and Recovery Software.(1)

2. Backup-Restore-Replication Speed: As data growth continues unabated, backup windows cannot increase without impacting production environments. Speed is an organizational and cultural discipline—and fundamental to modern data protection.

Today, Seagate announced a 400% performance improvement for data backup, restore and replication in the Seagate cloud. This ensures you can backup growing quantities of data in the same backup window. Seagate Backup and Recovery Software is optimized to deliver the highest possible backup and recovery throughput, handling 6TB of compressed data per hour (read speeds) on a single module for a real-world mix of jobs.(2)

3. Virtually Unlimited Scale: For Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and large enterprises that must deliver uninterrupted backup and recovery services, the ability to scale storage capacity with virtually no limits and without application intervention is essential.

From today, Seagate will offer the its Backup and Recovery Private Cloud—a solution that enables MSPs and enterprises to start with an entry-level storage solution that grows organically as their clients’ data grows, with no application intervention. The Seagate Backup and Recovery  Private Cloud includes built-in high availability and resiliency, and customers can buy only the necessary storage capacity and scaling out as needed—virtually without limits.

4. Strategic Data Management: Data governance results in faster time-to-market and reduced TCO, and enables you to retire older storage systems. To get the greatest value from your data and the lowest TCO from your data protection solution,

As part of today’s announcement Seagate’s data management services will analyze your data to determine its age and how often it is accessed, and then report on where your data would be most cost-effectively stored—on-premise on a Seagate Backup and Recovery appliance, or in the Seagate Cloud.

5. End-to-End Encryption: Today, it seems that not a week goes by when a highly public and costly security breach has not taken place. It’s likely the data at risk in these scenarios has not been encrypted. To mitigate risk and maintain customer loyalty, end-to-end encryption cannot be overlooked. Many data protection vendors endorse encryption, but it is essential to determine if their capabilities do, in fact, deliver end-to-end encryption rather than client-side-only encryption—which will not cut it against data security threats.

Today’s announcement reinforces that Seagate’s Cloud Backup and Recovery Services delivers end-to-end encryption. Data is encrypted before it is transmitted, while it is being transmitted over a secure VPN, and while it is being stored in the Seagate cloud. For added security, only your organization holds the key.

Visit our website to learn more about Seagate’s Hybrid Cloud Data Protection Solutions.

1 – Formerly known as Seagate EVault
2 – Performance under lab conditions—10 Gbps network, compression and deduplication ratios of 2X-8X