Seagate has joined forces with Rausch Netzwerktechnik GmbH to produce the BigFoot Object Storage Solution, aimed at scale-out cloud customers wich is based on Segate’s Kinetic Open Storage Platform.
The 4U chassis includes 288TB capacity from 72 x 4TB disk drives, meaning 2.8PB per rack. Each disk drive has 2 x 1GbitE interfaces and the Seagate positioning statement for these Kinetic drives is that they enable the elimination of the tier of physical storage servers and protocol conversions needed in the traditional server-to-storage array stack.
The Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform, first announced in 2013, is a device-based object storage platform that comprises storage devices, a key/value API, as well as Ethernet connectivity – allowing better performance, scalability, simplicity and a reduced total cost of ownership. The Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform includes a set of developer tools that helps simplify storage architectures by enabling applications to communicate directly with the storage device.