Seagate Technology has announced that it will provide support to Microsoft’s Open CloudServer specification version 2. The specification will incorporate new performance enhancements and expand the management software code provided to the open source community and the new deployment and diagnostics functions. This improved specification will also facilitate easy deployment with greater flexibility and low implementation costs.
Commenting about this, Wes Perdue, Seagate’s director of global cloud storage said, “Enterprises today want the business advantages and economic models of cloud computing, but current cloud infrastructures must evolve to keep up with these growing demands. Open software and hardware architectures are critical to the evolution of cloud computing, and that’s why we are committed to working with Microsoft to optimize data storage devices to support the latest version of Open CloudServer.”
On the other hand on being associated with Seagate, Kushagra Vaid, General Manager of the Cloud Server Infrastructure Group at Microsoft, said “We’re excited about the industry momentum that’s gathering behind the Open Compute Project, and how our partners are supporting the Open CloudServer v2 design in their product roadmaps. Seagate is a critical partner in our efforts to deliver high-performance, cost-effective server designs that the entire industry can consume, and in so doing reap the benefits of cloud computing.”
The Open CloudServer version 2 will introduce improvements in storage solutions with enabling changes to match the dynamic cloud environment. It will help in optimizing storage solutions for large, web-scale deployments by allowing for greater flexibility while reducing complexity. With this association both the companies aim to promote open source standards for cloud computing. The objective is to help the cloud builders to create a customizable solution with the help of open platforms while reducing operating costs and providing benefits for consumers in the marketplace.