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The Mystery of Cloud ROI

InformationWeek just released the results of their 2014 Cloud ROI Survey. They surveyed 392 technology decision makers at North American companies in July. Of the respondents, 20% were unlikely to evaluate ROI for cloud related projects. Interestingly, they conducted this same survey last year and…

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51% Of People Believe Stormy Weather Affects Cloud Computing

At this point, most small and medium enterprises & businesses (SME / SMB) are leveraging the cloud to a certain extent. For many business owners and managers, the cloud is now less of an alternative and more of a necessity. There is good reason for this — the European Commission predicts that…

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Seagate Supports New Cloud Storage Service in Taiwan

Chief Telecom, a Taiwan-based cloud service provider, recently launched its Chief Cloud Integrated Storage Service (CCIS) in partnership with Seagate, Intel and QNAP to cater to the rapidly growing enterprise cloud storage market. The CCIS aims to provide enterprises with reliable end-to-end data…

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The Role of R in Your Data Science Toolkit

Today, we’ll discuss R, a statistical computing language based on the S language developed at Bell Laboratories. R is a go-to tool for practicing data scientists today. Our colleagues here at Seagate recently wrote a blog on the merits of using Python for analytics. We hope to convince you to…

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What does 288 Terabytes of non-SAS or SATA storage get you?

What does: Up to 288TB capacity in only 4U , each HDD with 2x 1Gb/s LAN Interface , no SAS/SATA controller required, only 29.5” depth for 40” racks, and being the first European chassis designed around the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform get you? The Datacentre ICT Storage Hardware…

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Re-architect your storage stack — is it worth the pain?

If you were unable to attend the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, GA last week, you missed Ali Fenn of Seagate and Joe Arnold of Swiftstack talk about object storage, OpenStack Swift, and where Seagate Kinetic Open Storage fits. Luckily, their talk was recorded. Check it out.  

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Data Durability in Highly Fault-Tolerant Cloud Systems

Cloud computing platforms are often comprised of highly fault-tolerant systems. Examples of such systems include systems that employ N-fold data replication, K out of N erasure coding and declustered-parity RAID. Data durability of such systems is quantified in terms of the Mean Time to Data Loss…

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Matching Hard Drives to your Cloud Storage Workload

You may have read my colleague Dan Lingenfelter’s recent posts about how workload affects hybrid drive performance; today I would like to extend the hard drive workload vs. performance discussion to the case of cloud object storage. Specifically, I will present results from object storage…

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The impact of big data on cloud infrastructure procurement

Big data has real, material implications for buying and building cloud infrastructure.

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Why We Chose Python for Analytics

In this blog post, we will talk about why we decided to use Python for analytics in the Cloud Health Analytics Group at Seagate Technology. For context, we are a group of engineers with widely different programming backgrounds. Some of us have been using tools like C++ and Fortran to solve complex…

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