From the perspective of the underlying hardware, cloud storage services need to rely on storage infrastructure, especially the development of hard disk technology.
Since 1956, IBM introduced the first disk storage RAMAC, and in 2007 HGST (formerly Hitachi GST) launched the world’s first 1TB hard drive, the first 1TB used for nearly 50 years; and this year HGST launched the world’s first 10TB hard drive It took only eight years for the hard drive capacity to increase tenfold.
However, with the continuous development of cloud storage and big data, data is continuously created and replicated, and storage requirements far exceed the speed of hard disk magnetic recording density. Enterprise and cloud data centers are facing increasing storage efficiency and cost reduction. pressure. To help cloud data centers meet the challenges of data growth, HGST is the first to introduce a revolutionary new solution, the hernia sealed hard disk platform. Helium-sealed hard drives can help cloud data centers significantly reduce TCO at almost every level, including capacity, power, cooling, and storage density, all with the same 3.5-inch hard drive.
Since the density of helium is only one-seventh of that of air, the helium platform allows more discs to be arranged more closely, while also allowing the data tracks on each disc to be spaced closer together, thereby increasing the data storage capacity of the hard disk. Reduce operating costs and storage footprint of cloud data centers. At the same time, due to the low density of helium, the resistance of the disc can be significantly reduced, thereby reducing the power consumed by the hard disk motor; reducing the vibration and jitter when the disc rotates, the hard disk running noise is smaller, the temperature is lower, and the data is reduced. The cooling cost of the center.
HGST has launched the second generation of hermetic sealed hard drives, UltrastarHe8, to enhance the value of cloud computing data centers, enterprises, OEMs and system integrators in terms of TCO total cost of ownership. The UltrastarHe8 hermetic sealed hard drive is superior to all air hard drives, reducing the overall footprint and carbon footprint of the storage system, making data center design and operations more efficient. This helium-sealed hard drive helps data centers meet their biggest challenges and can be used to create storage systems with lower power consumption, higher density, and less rack space. In addition, helium-sealed hard drives have lower cooling costs and can be safely and reliably used in a wider range of operating environments such as environmental data centers.
Moreover, by using two complementary technologies, HelioSeal technology and shingled magnetic recording technology (SMR), HGST has launched the world’s first 10TB hard drive with the lowest unit storage cost and lowest power consumption, UltrastarArchiveHa10, facing Datacenter for cloud computing and cold storage applications. This 10TB hard drive delivers unprecedented capacity and the lowest cost per TB and power consumption. The complementary nature of these two technologies enables future hard drive platforms to achieve unprecedented capacity.
At present, HGST xenon hard disk has shipped a total of one million pieces. In the future, traditional air hard disks will gradually withdraw from the market, and hermetic sealed hard disks will gradually be widely used in data centers. From the data center storage infrastructure level, help cloud storage continues to grow.