(l-r) Stuart Leigh, Publisher, Storage Magazine; Andrew Rayment, Seagate; Andrew Palmer, Seagate; Chris Cowdrey, former English cricketer.
Readers of one of the U.K.’s top technology publications have voted Seagate as the winner of the “Storage Innovator of the Year” award at a recent ceremony in London.
Now in their 13th year, the Storage Awards are presented by Storage Magazine and give readers the opportunity to recognize and reward the industry’s outstanding products, services and people. This year, more than 10,000 readers cast a record 50,000-plus votes across 31 categories.
Among Seagate’s competition in the Storage Innovator category this year: Toshiba, NetApp, Quantum, SanDisk and Veritas. Dave Tyler, the magazine’s editor, called Seagate “a benchmark for innovation, with a product offering that’s second to none.”
“There are only a handful of companies that are truly innovative and that can improve the way we do business,” Tyler continued. “Seagate has demonstrated once again that it’s a company of this caliber by consistently providing award-winning, high-quality products in the storage arena.”
Among the notable storage innovations from Seagate this year are Innov8, the world’s first USB-C-powered 8TB external drive, and the Seagate Mobile HDD, which delivers up to 2TB of capacity in a superslim 7mm enclosure.
Andrew Rayment, Seagate’s Northern European sales manager, accepted the award on behalf of the company last month.
“It’s true that our brand has earned equity with consumers, but we must never become complacent and think that we can survive on our legacy alone,” Rayment said. “I believe that our ongoing commitment to R&D investment will enable us to continue to offer time-to-market advantages and unique product differentiators in the months and years ahead. This environment of continuous innovation also allows our channel partners to engage in educating customers about storage, rather than focusing on the traditional stock and price dialogue.”