Seagate signs deal with IBM

IBM logoStorage company Seagate said it will integrate IBM’s Spectrum Scale software with its own ClusterStor high performance computing storage.

According to Seagate, that will make it easier to manage research, computer aided design (CAD), data analytics, financial modelling and other data intensive workloads.

Seagate claims over 17,000 petabytes of ClusterSor have already shipped and that it’s made two million enclosures for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that use it.

But IBM’s Spectrum Scale software lets enterprises manage their storage using software definitions using a single dashboard.

IBM’s Bernie Spang, VP of IBM’s software infrastructure division, said organisations are looking for faster and more cost efficient ways to store, manage and access their data and to provide analytics.

No financial details of the agreement were supplied by either party.