Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) introduced its 14TB helium-based “Exos™ X14” enterprise drive at the renowned OCP U.S. Summit 2018. The Seagate® Exos X14 offers greater capacity and high performance for hyperscale data centers seeking to cost-effectively and efficiently manage growing amounts of data.
Enterprises across the world face the tough challenge of managing a substantial jump in data volume as the world is anticipated to result data of 163 zettabytes in 2025, as per a study by IDC and supported by Seagate. As the requirement for cloud storage and hyperscale rises to unparalleled levels, the company’s Exos X14 hard drive marks as a direct response to consumer demand for higher enterprise storage efficiency and capacity.
By providing increased storage density in the 3.5-inch footprint, Exos X14 drive is appropriate for hyperscale scenarios. Enhanced areal density implies Seagate can offer increased storage in a smaller package, an objective for fulfilling the demand of growing data center requirements. The Exos X14 provides the industry’s smallest footprint, lowest power consumption and exceptional performance in its class, prompting the hard drive a reasonable solution for data centers seeking to enhance their storage capabilities while lowering complexity and operational expenses.
Sai Varanasi, the VP, Product Line Marketing of Storage Devices at Seagate, expressed that their hyperscale consumers seek the best value in respect of total cost of ownership. This is mainly led by capacity, enhanced caching, predictable I/O and power efficiency. Exos X14 excels on all four aspects by offering 14TB with major sustained transfer rates as well as random I/O responsiveness enhanced for hyperscale applications.
To further fulfill the needs of international data centers, Exos X14 has built-in security named Seagate Secure™, to encrypt all information without performance degradation. The latest drive also showcases the United States government’s FIPS 140-2, Level 2 certification and the CC – a global computer security certification standard.