Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) annuncia oggi la Seagate Cloud Builder Alliance, una nuova categoria di partner strategici selezionati tra i partecipanti registrati al Seagate Partner Program. Questo nuovo programma offre informazioni tecniche, approfondimenti per i clienti, informazioni di mercato e mette a disposizione dei partner tutti gli strumenti necessari ad allargare il proprio business attraverso le tecnologie di cloud storage. La Seagate Cloud Builder Alliance darà risalto ai system builders che progettano, integrano e rilasciano sistemi server e storage custom incentrati su data centers cloud.

Attraverso la Cloud Builder Alliance, i partner riceveranno planning aggiornati sul business e sulle tecnologie, risorse sales and marketing, opportunità di lead generation, training e certificazione, referenze di design development dal Seagate Design Centers. Il programma offrirà inoltre ai membri tools di vendita dedicati, ivi inclusi un cloud sales playbook, dati di mercato e presentazioni per i clienti. Partner selezionati potranno collaborare con Seagate nello sviluppo di soluzioni e progetti, iniziative marketing e PR nonché al business planning. Tra i partecipanti al Seagate Cloud Builder Alliance: Ciara Technologies, Intequus, NuCloud Global, Supermicro, Xyratex, ZT Systems.

“Seagate possiede un portfolio esteso di soluzioni di storage già sviluppate a livello globale da alcuni provider leader nel mercato. Il Seagate Cloud Alliance rappresenta un nuovo entusiasmante programma nato per consentire ai nostri cloud-focused system builder di accrescere le loro capacità e possibilità di progettare e sviluppare soluzioni che possano accelerare l’adozione di soluzioni cloud sia private che pubbliche, e contestualmente di accrescere il business,” dichiara Scott Horn, vice presidente del Marketing.

Seagate è lo storage provider leader nel cloud computing e negli ambienti di cloud storage, con un’offerta allargata di soluzioni che includono la famiglia Pulsar® di SSD ad elevate prestazioni, i drive ad elevate prestazioni da 2.5-pollici Savvio® 10K e Savvio 15K destinati agli ambienti mission-critical, e la famiglia ad elevata efficienza energetica Constellation® , per configurazioni multiple-terabyte.

Dalla prospettiva dei system builders, l’esponenziale crescita delle applicazioni che operano in ambienti cloud ha completamente modificato le dinamiche di mercato, e i players della supply chain devono rilasciare piattaforme sempre più personalizzate e flessibili e contestualmente affrontare nuove strategie di vendita e marketing che diffondano le nuove politiche di cloud e che li rendano riconoscibili come leader di mercato.

Per maggiori informazioni sul programma Seagate Cloud Builder Alliance e sulla strategia cloud visitare il nuovo web portal destinato alle soluzioni cloud www.seagate.com/solutions/cloud.

Dichiarazione dei partner (Engl)
“Reliability and performance in a storage solution are key criteria for Ciara’s cloud initiative. Seagate’s mission critical and business critical products meet and exceed both of these criteria. Intimate knowledge of the storage industry and a thorough understanding of Ciara’s leading edge offerings make Seagate the natural partner of choice for Ciara’s cloud initiative.” Jonathan Ahdoot, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing at Ciara Technologies.

“Since 2000, Intequus has delivered custom computing solutions to ISV, OEM, cloud and data center customers. Seagate is our cloud storage partner, because Seagate understands our customer’s needs, provides strong engineering and technical support, and delivers products that exceed cloud storage specifications. Both companies have developed a strong cloud relationship that will not only provide today’s best-of-breed cloud solutions, but also drive the future cloud as it evolves.” Dave Guzzi, vice president and general manager at Intequus.

“NuCloud has relied heavily on Seagate to help us optimize our cloud data centers for sustained performance, reduced environmental footprint, total cost reduction, system reliability, product endurance, and storage scalability, all focused on supporting cloud services. NuCloud has worked a long time with Seagate to establish a critically important strategic relationship, primarily in China, but now reaching worldwide. Seagate has always been a strong and reliable partner; providing the drive functionality and performance we need for our products at a price very competitive with the current demands of the marketplace.” Harry Haury, CEO and chairman of NuCloud Global.

“Seagate provides us with the products and information we need to be successful in cloud storage. The high-quality and competitively priced product lines cover the key performance points, capacities and interfaces that our customers are interested in.” Eva Cherry, president and CEO of Silicon Mechanics.
“Seagate provides the most advanced, high performance HDD and SSD technologies and a complete range of products that match Supermicro’s quality, reliability and performance expectations for our cloud-optimized server and storage solutions. A long-term business relationship is the goal for Supermicro and Seagate.” Charles Liang, president, CEO and chairman of the board at Supermicro.
“Xyratex has a long standing leadership position in delivering enterprise data storage solutions to its OEM customers and is highly recognized in the industry. A key to Xyratex’s success is its strategic relationships with leading companies, like Seagate, that provide synergistic solutions with our own. Xyratex continues to have a strong and growing technology relationship with Seagate from reciprocal quality assurance and reliability testing of each company’s solutions to strategic product development engagements. Our participation in Seagate’s Cloud Builder program is in line with our strong focus on developing solutions for our OEMs that meet the quality and performance demands of the Cloud and high performance computing (HPC) markets.” Mike Stolz, vice president of Marketing and Alliances at Xyratex.

“ZT Systems provides custom server and storage solutions engineered to match the requirements of individual cloud and scale compute customers. Seagate’s premium storage products and our close working relationship help ZT design ‘precision-fit’ solutions that deliver each individual customer’s optimal mix of performance, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.” Brent Miller, vice president Marketing and Business Planning at ZT Systems.


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