Seagate has revealed the latest addition to its product line – the Exos Corvault 5U84 at the 2023 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). The new mass storage system is designed to assist media and entertainment (M&E) organisations in reducing carbon emissions and operating costs by extending the life of drives, aligning with Seagate’s sustainability mission. Seagate was also named a finalist in the Environment and Sustainability category of the Social Impact Awards by IBC for their innovative circularity program.
Seagate’s Exos Corvault is a block storage system that provides high performance, efficiency, and durability for data centre deployments. It has a large capacity and is self-healing, making it highly available for scale-out storage.
Corvault offers a user-friendly experience, which is similar to managing a single hard drive, but with multi-petabyte capacity. Previously available in a standard 4U form factor for large 1.2-meter-deep racks, Seagate now offers a 5U form factor for smaller 1-metre-deep racks, commonly leveraged in M&E companies. The Exos Corvault 5U84 delivers hyperscale efficiencies to M&E data centres with its rapid deployment, streamlined data management, and reduced need for human intervention.
Pixitmedia has been working closely with Seagate for many years to provide innovative technology solutions to its M&E customers. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Corvault 5U84, which when paired with our pixstor software-defined storage solution, creates a powerful, flexible, and scalable data storage platform. This solution is designed to meet the stringent demands of media workflows while offering the best-in-class total cost of ownership (TCO).
Ben Leaver, CEO and Co-founder of Pixitmedia, said, “Seagate’s data storage systems are reliable, energy-efficient, and always available. They provide our customers with the freedom to innovate and collaborate, while keeping their assets secure at all times. We are thrilled about this partnership and look forward to continuing our work with Seagate to bring cutting-edge technology to our customers.”
The new Corvault storage solution is designed to reduce electronic waste, lower operational expenses, and significantly decrease the power consumption of CPU, RAM, and networking resources in software-defined data centre architecture by up to 50%. These benefits are achieved thanks to Seagate’s data protection technologies, which include ADAPT erasure coding and ADR autonomous drive regeneration. These technologies work together to automatically renew hard drives on demand, ensuring that they are always in optimal condition.
“Exos Corvault’s groundbreaking technology provides a comprehensive high-capacity, secure and reliable storage ideal for the data-hungry M&E industry,” said Melyssa Banda, vice president storage solutions and services at Seagate. “Through ADAPT and ADR innovation, our latest storage solution reinforces our commitment to sustainability. Seagate is leading the way in minimising electronic waste and environmental impact while maximising resource efficiency to create a sustainable Datasphere and we are thrilled to be Social Impact Award finalists at IBC this year.”
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