Seagate and QNAP to deliver edge to cloud enterprise storage solutions

At the NAB 2023 conference, Seagate® Technology Holdings plc, a global provider of data storage infrastructure solutions, and QNAP Systems Inc., a network attached storage (NAS) vendor, announced their integrated portfolio of edge to cloud enterprise storage solutions.

What is the market offering of the joint solution?

Developed to help small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) and content creators manage data from edge to cloud, the integrated portfolio of solutions delivers a range of innovative enterprise-scale solutions that include Seagate’s IronWolf™ Pro Hard Drives (HDD), QNAP’s high-capacity NAS solutions with Exos™ E series JBOD systems and Seagate Lyve™ Cloud.

NAS Enterprise Storage Solutions for Multi-User Environments

More than ever, workflows require high-performance, mass capacity storage solutions that allow for intense yet collaborative work, while offering the flexibility to grow and adapt.

The Seagate and QNAP integrated portfolio of solutions includes the integration of Seagate’s IronWolf Pro enterprise-class HDDs with QNAP’s NAS with QuTS hero and QTS. Designed for high-end and enterprise QNAP NAS models, QNAP’s operating system combined with IronWolf Pro drives offers high-capacity storage, while centralising data in a secure location and meeting the rigorous workflow demands in environments such as media and entertainment.

Scalable solutions for Multi-Petabyte-Scale  Applications

Mass capacity storage remains a challenge as IT experts strive to develop cost-effective strategies. QNAP and Seagate offer a solution with high density and efficient management.

Designed for 4K/8K multimedia, video surveillance, big data storage, and critical backups, QNAP’s enterprise ZFS-based QuTS hero NAS systems will support select models of Seagate Exos E series JBOD systems bringing peak performance, peace of mind for reliability, and high capacity. The cost-effective solution offers firms a future-proof data storage option.

Cloud Solutions for Backup Data and Restore Challenges

As businesses experience exponential data growth, they face the challenge of insufficient on-premise storage capacity, inefficient backup options, and the risk of exposure to data loss.

Lyve Cloud’s S3-compatible interface connects to and complements QNAP NAS systems with HybridMount and Hybrid Backup Sync, allowing businesses to seamlessly manage backups to the cloud. The integration of QNAP NAS and Seagate Exos E Series JBOD systems will be available soon. The integrated cloud and NAS solutions are available to customers now.

What does the partnership mean for Seagate and QNAP?

“Businesses that use data at the edge often rely on NAS devices to store their data. As that data capacity increases and requires optimal protection, they are faced with the challenge of backing up data off site,” said Ban-Seng Teh, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer at Seagate.

Ban-Seng Teh, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Seagate
Ban-Seng Teh, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Seagate

“Seagate and QNAP have come together to address this challenge with an entire portfolio of secure mass capacity data solutions to help small-to-medium sized businesses address pain points and address the rising costs of data storage and management,” Teh further added.

Commenting on the partnership, Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP, said, “Our ongoing collaboration with Seagate is essential in our commitment to providing the market with innovative and accessible storage solutions. With this new strategic offering, we’ve responded to market demands while balancing cost and performance requirements.”