Seagate Unveils Advanced Exos Application Platform Controller Powered by AMD EPYC Processors

Seagate Technology Holdings, a world leader in high-storage solutions for data infrastructure, launches its new Exos (AP) applications platform, equipped with a next-generation controller that features new AMD EPYC processors from second generation.

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Seagate’s new efficient and scalable storage system controller is an affordable platform for end-to-end compute and storage options, offering both compute and storage capabilities integrated into an individual enclosure that maximizes performance. Use of rack space, power efficiency, storage density, and superior heat dissipation.

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With the ever-evolving need for next-generation storage options and solutions continuing to increase at a faster rate than in previous years, Seagate recognizes this need and has released a company-commissioned report, produced by the firm IDC researcher, Rethink Data. The two discovered that business data is expected to grow at an average rate of 42.2% over the next several years and that 32% of the data available to businesses is actively mined. Sixty-eight percent of the remaining data is unused.

Data is often discarded because the cost of keeping it is immediate, despite significant potential future gains.

The new Exos Access Point with AMD EPYC processors can help IT professionals build a cost-effective data management strategy that intelligently captures, stores, and analyzes data today and leverages it in the future to ensure the success.

—Ken Claffey, Senior Vice President of Systems, Seagate Technology Holdings

Combining the Exos AP options with the all new AP-BV-1 controller, both deliver premium compute and storage performance in an individual chassis. AMD EPYC dual processor controllers allow the system to provide incredible controller availability or partitioning, as well as the capacity of a flexible common controller slot, allowing connection to even more EXOS E SAS expansion units in a frame compatible with the level. Seagate’s new next-generation architecture is a wonderful balance for current and future generations of processors and drive capabilities.

We are delighted that Seagate has chosen AMD EPYC processors to power the new Exos AP solution. The combination of the high performance and formidable I / O connectivity capabilities of processors and Seagate’s leading expertise in mass data, creates a solution that delivers flexibility and performance while helping business customers improve their total cost of ownership.

—Rajneesh Gaur, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Integrated Business Unit, AMD

AMD EPYC processors have been shown to provide a variety of features, helping to meet the needs of advanced high storage solutions. Within the Exos AP Enterprise Data Storage System Controller, AMD’s EPYC processors feature a core count of 8, 12, or 16, offering varying levels of performance and efficiency. EPYC processors also support processing solutions with 4 dedicated PCIe lanes, providing 200GbE network connectivity, as well as high levels of bandwidth to the SAS controller for highly efficient HDD and SSD response. The Exos AP system also supports 25 GbE, located on the motherboard, providing basic I / O which is typically an additional cost on competing platforms.

Exos AP options with the new AP-BV-1 controller are currently available. To learn more about Seagate’s new offering, please visit the company’s Compute and Storage Convergence Platforms page.

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