Friday, 26 February 2021 02:38

Seagate unveils 'Lyve Cloud', which is 'built to store, activate, and manage the massive surge in data'


Seagate is also collaborating with Equinix to bring "additional access, compute, and data centre colocation" to Lyve Cloud users.

Seagate. The company has been a world leader in data storage and management solutions for decades, and it has introduced the Lyve Cloud storage-as-a-service platform, an S3-compatible storage-only cloud.

We're told that "Lyve Cloud enables always-on mass capacity data storage and activation," as is "designed as a simple, trusted, and efficient service allowing enterprises to unlock the value of their massive unstructured datasets."

Seagate tells us that it is collaborating with Equinix, billed as "the world’s digital infrastructure company," to make Lyve Cloud "accessible to more customers," with Seagate stating this collaboration "will provide extensive interconnect opportunities for additional cloud services and geographical expansion."

Ravi Naik, the EVP of Storage Services and CIO of Seagate, said: "Lyve Cloud is a natural extension of Seagate’s leadership in mass data solutions, combining our mass capacity HDD innovation with deep storage industry knowledge to help customers activate more of their valuable data.

“According to Seagate’s Rethink Data report, as much as 68% of data available to enterprises goes unused. By providing a reliable and cost-efficient cloud storage solution at the metro edge, closer to where their data is generated, Lyve Cloud lets enterprises store and activate their data at scale, securely and efficiently.”

By locating Lyve Cloud infrastructure in close proximity to Equinix Metal within Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres, Seagate said customers "can consume the scale and efficiency of object storage as a service at the metro edge, while leveraging Equinix Fabric to interconnect sources of data to a variety of edge and cloud-based applications for hybrid and multicloud architectures."

Placing Lyve Cloud infrastructure in metro edge colocation data centres also enables "reduced latency because data is stored and processed closer to where it is generated."

Eric Schwartz, chief strategy officer of Equinix said: “We see a lot of synergy in collaborating with Seagate to help our customers increase their digital advantage.

“Leveraging Lyve Cloud and Platform Equinix, customers have an optimised, cost-effective object storage option to make their cloud truly composable. Equinix’s position at the Metro Edge enables Lyve Cloud to address use cases that demand data storage and activation, accelerating digital transformation initiatives such as disaster recovery, hybrid and multi-cloud, storage for bare metal services, AI and Machine Learning.”

Seagate explains that "Lyve Cloud offers privacy, no lock-in, and no egress fees, allowing customers to retain full control of their data while lowering TCO for storing massive datasets. Lyve Cloud’s ISO27001 and SOC2 certifications meet the data security needs of enterprise customers and provide always-on encryption for data in motion and at rest."

Wenceslao Lada, vice president, technical alliances, Commvault said: "Enterprises are increasingly recognising the need to store more of their business-critical data for longer periods of time, not only for business continuity, but also to harness its potential for analytics and deep learning.

“With Commvault’s seamless integration and full compatibility with Seagate Lyve Cloud, end-users now have a compelling new option for cloud storage that enables worry-free, longer term data retention with predictable cost economics and simple recovery capabilities.”

Sudhakar Chilukuri, CIO Lattice Semiconductor said: “As CIO, three things I most seek for from any solution are predictability, security, and no lock-ins.

“Lyve Cloud features fit these needs very well. We don’t have to replace anything but can add Lyve Cloud for certain data workloads. It's critical to choose a cloud storage strategy that has transparent pricing, no ingress, and egress fees, and is reliable and performant.”

We're reminded that "Seagate’s Lyve Cloud and Lyve Solutions are built with mass data in mind. These solutions, including modular hardware and software, deliver a portfolio that streamlines data access, transport, and management for today’s enterprise. Lyve Cloud is offered at multiple locations in the United States and in other countries in the future."

You can learn more about Lyve Cloud and the complete Lyve portfolio by joining Seagate for its Datasphere 2021 virtual event on March 31, 2021. (March 31 in Australian, March 30 in the US).

You can register here for the event, with Seagate stating you can "learn how your business could win 1PB of storage for a year."

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