Seagate Technology announced that it is shipping 18TB helium-based enterprise drives in volume as part of the Exos X18 family. In addition to this, Seagate’s Enterprise Data Solutions unveiled the new Exos Application Platform (AP) 2U12 and a new controller for the company’s AP 4U100 systems.
Hard drive with high capacity
According to a recent Seagate report, Rethink Data, enterprise data is expected to grow at an average rate of 42.2% over the next two years. Seagate’s Enterprise Data Solutions team combined high-capacity storage and compute into one platform. The flagship of the Seagate X class, Exos X18 supports this expanding need for data storage with its high capacity. The new drive delivers high performance and mass capacity for hyper-scale data centers to manage ever-increasing amounts of data efficiently and cost-effectively.
Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager of enterprise data solutions at Seagate Technology, said,
“Seagate’s Exos X18 hard drives and upgraded Exos AP controllers enable enterprises to effectively tackle challenges associated with the exponential rise in data volumes by increasing system capacity and reducing deployment complexity. With the ever-increasing demand from enterprise data centers for greater storage capacity and efficiency, Seagate offers the industry’s leading density and configurability with ease of deployment for data lakes and private storage clouds.”
The recently launched AP combine servers and storage in an ultra-compact, dense system were designed to meet the demands of businesses with varying performance and capacity requirements. The Exos AP 2U12 offers a new controller, flexible enclosure, enterprise-grade firmware, data protection, and automatic tiering.