Today, the Seagate Systems engineering team unveilled the new Seagate Exos Systems and Seagate Nytro Systems, which introduce a modular approach to building and deploying data center storage systems.
The newest member of the Seagate Systems product portfolio, Seagate Exos E 4U106 storage system, is the first in Seagate's portfolio to introduce a new modular approach to system design.
The new Seagate Exos storage systems provides the datasphere's largest data center building block. By matching Seagate's high-capacity Exos enterprise hard drives with an enclosure that leverages up to 106 devices, it can provide an 1.4TB of business intelligence in only 4U of rack space. With an overall maximum bandwidth of 36GB/s, you can access business-critical and archival data fast.
The system's modularity offers easy setup, maintenance, and expansion via hot-swappable expanders and dual data paths, as well as redundant I/O modules, fans, and power supplies. Additionally, this system features toolless drive carriers that allow an administrator to snap drives into the 106 bays in minutes.
Likewise, Seagate's next generation Nytro all-flash and flash-intensive systems will offer modular flexibility combining a selection of Seagate Nytro flash drives in enclosures design.
Modular architecture makes components interchangeable between systems, and upgrades are simple due to common FRUs, PCMs, controllers, and software.
The Seagate Exos E 4U106 at a glance
- Capacity and Density: The 4U footprint can deliver 1.4PB of data storage using Exos 14TB hard drives. Performance: Seagate's SAS controllers deliver 36 GB/s max SAS throughput. Chevron noise attenuator that eliminates acoustic interference to keep all drives consistently functioning at top speed.
- Agility: Flexible and modular design can be used as Direct Attached Storage or as a building block for software-defined storage systems. High-capacity footprint allows data centers to scale with ease and makes changes without long build-out processes.
- Economics: Seagate's vertical integration from components to enclosures, vibration reduction technology, and future-proof R&D help deliver compelling economics at scale.