These systems feature up to2x the performance of the previous gen and enhanced enterprise-class durability. To help protect the stored data, Exos X systems incorporate ADAPT (Advanced Distributed Autonomic Protection Technology) erasure coding solution with the firm’s self-healing storage technology ADR (Autonomous Drive Regeneration).
The Exos X series is a family of petabyte-scale, rack-mounted block storage enclosures that aggregate and virtualize dozens to hundreds of HDDs and SSDs for data resiliency, availability and performance. They are as highly available enterprise storage infrastructure for conventional enterprise data centers as well as private clouds.
Onboard the Exos X storage arrays is company’’s ADAPT erasure encoding solution that minimizes data redundancy overhead and accelerates recovery time with rapid system rebuilds. Paired with ADAPT, ADR can continuously monitor, diagnose, and automatically rebuild the drives in-place without the need for a manual swap. This allows data centers to reduce physical drive handling, human intervention and computer e-waste.
Exos X 2U12 front and rear
Additionally, the VelosCT controller enables performance up to 725,000 IO/s at 1ms latency, sequential read speeds up to 12GB/s and writes at 10GB/s. Data centers can take advantage of the hyperscale-class efficiency, simple frictionless deployment, and streamlined data management across a range of demanding workload, always-on environments.
Exos X 2U24 front and rear
“Leveraging Seagate’s unique vertical integration that spans from silicon device design and manufacturing to services, we bring new levels of innovation and value to the enterprise storage systems market,” said Ken Claffey, SVP, systems. “Featuring the new controller engineered and built by Seagate, the new Exos X systems can achieve a new level of RAID array availability, reliability, and performance for better efficiency while significantly reducing administrative burden. Exos X systems will help our data center customers form a future-proof data management strategy.”
“We are delighted with the introduction of Seagate’s new RAID controller that delivers high performance and cost-effective system solutions,” said Dorin Vanderjack, VP and GM, US OEM and strategic account sales, Intel Corp. “At this time of unprecedented data growth, integrating Intel Xeon D Processors with Seagate’s enhanced ASIC-based architecture improves customers’ total cost of ownership and helps drive greater business value from their hardware and from their data.”
Exos X 5U84 front and rear
“The reliability, speed and availability of data storage are crucial to ensure the integrity of the recordings of our network forensics solution”, said Timur Ozcan, founder and CEO, Neox Networks GmbH, a Germany based solution provider and manufacturer of network solutions specializing in network visibility, monitoring, and security. “A data storage problem could compromise the investigation of a cybercrime incident which is something we must avoid. Seagate’s Exos X 5U84 came as an obvious choice to best overcome these challenges. With its 5U optimized format and the new RAID controller, our solution can depend on the Seagate Exos system to record and store large sets of data continuously and reliably at a speed of 80Gb/s without any packet loss.”
The Exos X systems also provide support for the Redfish and Swordfish open standard management protocols.