Seagate advances HPC storage with IBM Spectrum Scale  

Seagate Technology has integrated IBM Spectrum Scale software with its ClusterStor High Performance Computing (HPC) storage for software defined storage applications.

Seagate will launch a new software defined storage appliance that will find applications in data-intensive workloads, such as genomic research, computer aided design, digital media, data analytics, financial model analysis and electronic design simulations.

The appliance will combine the capabilities of IBM Spectrum Scale together with Seagate’s ClusterStor systems, helping clients to manage demanding, data-hungry high performance computing applications more efficiently than before, company officials said.

IBM Spectrum Scale is a high-performance data and file management solution that promises flash accelerated performance, and automatic policy-based storage tiering from flash through disk to tape. IBM claims the solution reduces storage costs up to 90 percent while improving security and management efficiency in cloud, big data & analytics environments.

Seagate’s ClusterStor is designed to solve HPC storage challenges in a wide range of industries that rely on supercomputing applications.

“Organizations in all industries are looking for faster and more cost efficient ways to store, manage and access data for critical business processes and insight-generating analytics,” said Bernie Spang, vice president, IBM software defined infrastructure. “With the IBM Spectrum Storage portfolio, IBM has created building blocks for partners to deliver new and creative technology solutions that help clients meet their diverse needs.”

Seagate’s new software defined storage appliance, which combines ClusterStor with IBM Spectrum Scale, is expected to be available from Seagate’s sales partners late in 2015.

Rajani Baburajan

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