Seagate Technology plc stretches its alliance agreement with computing leader HP. The enrich partnership will enable HP to resell Seagate’s ClusterStor 1500 and 9000 appliances along with its HPC solutions. This partnership will support HP’s Apollo portfolio of products and services, which manage HPC workloads in complex computing environments.
The alliance offerings
- The ClusterStor combines a unique scale out storage architecture with the Lustre parallel file system together with optimized Seagate storage media to deliver the most scalable and highest performance storage solution for the HPC market.
- Uprooting complexities associated with deploying and maintaining traditional high performance storage systems, ClusterStor significantly reduces the time and operational costs required to meet mission-critical needs.
- In addition to MIT, the enhanced HP HPC solutions will benefit a wide range of users in fields such as bio informatics, pharmaceutical discovery, upstream oil and gas modeling, weather simulation, academic and government research.
Citing on the alliance, Ken Claffey, vice president and general manager, Seagate HPC systems business said, “As a result of this partnership, customers can now purchase a complete end-to-end HPC storage solution born from two of the most trusted technology companies in the business.” “Aligning our expertise is more valuable than ever before as HPC moves into a new era of data-centric computing, which is increasing the need for high performance, scalable storage systems.”
Talking on the alliance, Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager HP said, “At HP we’re committed to providing flexibility to meet all HPC needs.” “We’re confident that Seagate’s award-winning ClusterStor – which HP has successfully utilized within oil and gas verticals – can now help us achieve a high-level of performance for additional HPC workloads in other vertical industries. Often these solutions must provide scalability for growth while being easy to use in terms of efficiently managing and deriving value from hyperscale and high performance computing. Seagate ClusterStor is targeted to address these types of requirements.”
“At this level of computing, simplifying the process of deriving insights from large amounts of data is tremendously helpful — especially as we work to achieve breakthrough discoveries in areas such as neuroscience,” said Dr. Christopher Hill, principal research engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “The joint solution from HP and Seagate will be integral in helping advance our research.”
The extended agreement will extend joint offerings of high performance computing (HPC) solutions with ClusterStor scale-out storage capabilities.