NAB 2016

SVG@NAB Perspectives: HGST's Jeff Greenwald on New Object Storage System

At the 2016 NAB Show, archival specialist HGST debuted its new object storage-based HGST Active Archive System, SA-1000 model. The HGST SA-1000 enables smaller object storage footprints with easy-to-manage building blocks to scale capacity as needed. Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development for HGST goes inside the new system with SVG’s Brandon Costa.

Software enhancements have been added, including scale-up, scale-out, clustering, and end-to-end security features for all HGST Active Archive Systems. With the ability to scale from 672 terabytes (TB) to 28 petabytes (PB) of total capacity geo-dispersed across three data centers in a single namespace, the SA-1000 brings dramatic deployment flexibility to customers wanting to start small, and scale as they grow. Cloud-scale data durability, secure data manageability, multi-geo data dispersion for wide-open access to data, and easy disaster recovery give enterprises the competitive advantage needed to tackle the challenges of storing, analyzing, and monetizing enormous amounts of unstructured data.