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 ...

(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. ...

Are hard drive reviews only for techies?

When it comes to hard drive reviews, does anyone but the true tech enthusiast read them? The great tech reviewer Dong Ngo offers up a glimpse into how CNET conducts their internal, external, and network based storage reviews: How CNET tests storage devices.  I can see real value in the testing ...

Gearing Up for the Consumer Electronics Show

The holidays are just a memory now. After the five-minute water cooler conversation about the break, I took a quick look at my schedule for today to see how many meetings I have in the next few days about the Consumer Electronics Show, which starts January 8th. I had a conversation with a ...

What’s a Cloud Builder anyway?

. If you haven’t heard, Seagate announced a Cloud Builder Alliance Program within their greater Seagate Partner Program (SPP). You may ask, what’s a cloud builder? We know what a cloud provider is – we think Amazon, Rackspace, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox, etc. We may even know ...

Spoke too soon – AOL wants Data Centers to be smaller too

. Yesterday, I posted, “Computers are getting smaller, but data centers are getting bigger.” Perhaps, I spoke too soon given AOL’s recent blog that has garnered much attention in the cloud space. “AOL building refrigerator sized data centers” – GigaOM ...

Whoever says thin clients aren’t sexy is wrong

Thin clients — affectionately referred to by some as dumb terminals — aren’t what they used to be. HP is making sure of that by adding features that are bound to turn heads as this Read Write Cloud post describes. The new HP t610 series thin client boasts an AMD G-Series dual core ...

What it means to be green in the storage industry

Seagate was recognized as the greenest storage device manufacturer by Newsweek in their 2009 Green Rankings of Fortune 500 companies.  Seagate was ranked 182 positions higher than its nearest competitor on the list. Just as significantly, Seagate is a strategic supplier to the #1, #2 and #4 ...

Are storage vendors middlemen?

“Where have all the agents gone?” asks Seth Godin.  Travel agents, real estate agents, etc. – all endangered species because people can more and more easily get what they want, or at least need, without them. Are storage vendors middlemen? Some could be, and that’s ...

IBM, Sun and Cisco in a word: comm-puting

Thanks to Om Malik for netting out the dramatic changes in the IT industry this week.  He sees Sun ceding their “The Network is the Computer” vision to Cisco, who can actually make it happen.  He coined the term “comm-puter” for this disruptive change in high-end ...

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