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What does a Seagate Kinetic-based system look like?

Seagate announced the Kinetic Open Storage platform last October, and we have spent the better part of the last few months working with software and hardware partners, talking to customers / users, and readying the ecosystem with tools to design new object-oriented hyper-scale solutions. Early on, I…

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Video is “creating space” for new business models & user experiences

When it comes to creating space for a better human experience, we don’t have to look any further than the growth of video.  Video has been the darling media format since the advent of YouTube, but it no longer is simply a media for ones self-expression and entertainment.  It’s an…

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Cloud this and cloud that at CES…what’s the real benefit?

Much like last year, this year’s CES is rampant with “cloud” friendly product announcements. Some companies are blatant with their use of “cloud” as a feature to describe their new wares. Some are a bit more discreet opting not to use the word, opting instead to…

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If Seagate is creating space, who is going to take it up?

Seagate’s theme for the Comsumer Electronics Show (CES) this year is “Creating Space for the human experience.”  Catchy theme, and a nice play on words, but it does beg the question:  if Seagate is creating the space, who and what can we expect will take it up in 2014? This post…

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The Future of IT organizations

The times they are a-changin

At Seagate, we talk a lot about the changing role of the IT professional and how data storage is at the center of these changes. We’re a little obsessed with it, actually. And, although no one can be certain what will happen in five years, five weeks, or even five days from now, what I [...]

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IT Pros: Seagate’s First in Enterprise Innovation

—Guest Blog Contributor Steve Pipe IT professionals have selected Seagate as the 2013 innovation leader for enterprise hard drives in a recently conducted IT Brand survey. Survey respondents were asked which company they perceived to be the enterprise drive leader in market, price, performance,…

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Storage hardware that you never need to touch…I’ll believe it when I see it

Here’s a concept for businesses that lean on technology to ensure their businesses stays up and running:  set it and forget it hardware.  No troubleshooting, upgrading, refreshing, repairing. I’ll believe it when I see it.  Well, believe it. The team over at X-IO is in celebration…

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Just for Fun: Aren’t we spoiled?

Check out this even smaller and lighter form of video on the go.

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Enterprise drives are overrated & over-priced…

  Enterprise hard drives are over-rated and over-priced (for one customer at least). “Are enterprise drives worth the cost? From a pure reliability perspective, the data we have says the answer is clear: No,” Backblaze distinguished engineer Brian Beach said Wednesday.  This…

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Storage technology’s impact on the evolution of music

I can watch this animation on www.concerthotels.com over and over again. Wow – what happened between 1980 and 2000? I can think of a few things… Digital recording created new formats. Digital storage created new media.   Personal computing enabled new musicians to invent new forms of music. The internet created an entirely new medium and [...]

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