Seagate targets video analytics with surveillance HDD; cloud unit has new chief

Summary:One of the most astounding statistics Seagate boasted on Monday was the promise of a one million-hour mean time between downtimes.

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The annual RSA security expo is about to get underway in San Francisco this week, and Seagate is getting the ball rolling with a major upgrade centered around surveillance and video analytics.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company has trotted out the seventh generation of its Surveillance HDD for storing, accessing, and scaling video content and analytics.

Seagate is targeting small to mid-size businesses that are looking for scalable, bulk storage options that require both video and related analytics quickly. The storage giant cited casinos as one example, at least one type of business where surveillance is ubiquitous.

The latest edition of the 3.5-inch drive can store up to 480 hours of HD video. The new Surveillance HDD also sports rotational vibration sensors for the purpose of connecting up with up to 16 other drives.

One of the most astounding statistics Seagate boasted on Monday was the promise of a one million-hour mean time between downtimes.

Shipping in capacities up to four terabytes, the Seagate Surveillance HDD is available now.

Aside from hardware, Seagate also has new developments on the horizon in the cloud with a new chief.

Jamie Lerner has been tapped as the new president of Seagate's cloud systems and solutions department, effective March 10. He will report directly to Seagate chairman and CEO Steve Luczo.

Lerner most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of cloud and systems management at Cisco.

Image via Seagate

Topics: Security, Cloud, Hardware, Privacy, Storage

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