The Emerging Data Age: Experts Weigh Challenges, Possibilities

As the venerable tech writer Walt Mossberg said in his last-ever column The Disappearing Computer, “Tech was once always in your way. Soon, it will be almost invisible.” His point was simple – people are becoming more aware of the fact that our devices are valuable only because of the data they ...

Seagate and SAGE Project Innovate to Boost HPC and Big Data Community

We are seeing a dramatic increase in worldwide data volumes. Seagate recently announced and has been discussing IDC’s new Data Age 2025 report which finds that data creation will swell to a total of 163 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025, 10x more than today. We are entering what is called the Exascale ...

The Evolution of Smart Data: What Does a Successful IoT Look Like?

We hear about the Internet of Things (IoT) every day and the ubiquitous way it weaves itself into our lives. Businesses, governments, and consumers around the world are all impacted by the IoT and looking to harness its benefits to the same ultimate goal — to improve the quality of life. IDC ...

Data Becomes “Life-Critical” — A Fundamental Change, Transforming the Way We Live

The average connected person anywhere in the world will interact with connected devices nearly 4,800 times per day — basically one interaction every 18 seconds… IDC’s Data Age 2025 report released this month is already changing the conversation among data industry leaders and media ...

Facebook’s New Storage Platform Design Enables Capacity to Scale Exponentially, Easily and Affordably

Facebook’s Bryce Canyon Meets New Storage Capacity and Density Challenges Earlier this month, Jason Adrian of Facebook Engineering shared the design for Bryce Canyon, the company’s next-generation storage platform. It’s an exciting advancement and I encourage you to check it out. Their team has ...

Enormous Growth in Data is Coming — How to Prepare for It, and Prosper From It

Seagate today announced the publication of a major analysis of trends in a study by IDC titled Data Age 2025 — which predicts worldwide data creation will grow to an enormous 163 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025. That’s ten times the amount of data being produced in 2017. The analysis is fascinating, ...

FLD Explained: A Recap of Seagate’s Fastest, Largest and Densest SSDs in the World

As we look ahead at the dawn of 2017 to driving innovations that meet new customer goals, it’s important to reflect on our previous year’s ambitions and the successes that come from our enormous R&D efforts — we invest about a billion dollars a year in R&D across our hard drive, SSD, ...

How Does Multi-Tier Caching Let You Combine High Capacity, Great System Performance, and Lower Cost?

See how BarraCuda’s use of Seagate Multi-Tier Caching technology enables customers to experience excellent overall system performance at lower cost. System builders know, our recently-launched BarraCuda drive family has quickly established itself as an industry leader by providing the ...

What Is “The Past, Present and Future of Data?” — Tech Leaders Discuss

Companies and consumers are generating enormous amounts of data each day, which is creating ever-greater need to capture, manage, keep, and experience data in flight. Tim Bucher, senior vice president of Seagate’s consumer solutions group, recently joined other tech leaders for a panel ...

10 Gigabytes per Second in Perspective: A Baker’s Giga

(This is the third in a four-part post that puts 10GB/s in perspective. In the first part, we described what a hypothetical movie-binging robot might be able to do with a 10GB/s SSD. Part 2 defined the standard units of measurements—bits and bytes—used in computer technologies. This section ...

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