Seagate Joins Industry Leaders to Form New Storage Association
Launches Storage Products Association with HGST, Toshiba and WD
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced that it has co-founded the Storage Products Association (SPA), a new forum designed to educate consumers and professionals alike about the critical role hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state hybrid drive (SSHD) technologies plays in todays digital age.
Newly formed, the Storage Product Associations mission is to help storage manufacturers and consumers alike understand the pivotal role that storage offerings such as HDD and SSHD technologies play in an effective storage mix for all consumer and business environments.
The market for storage continues to grow at an explosive rate with estimates now predicting that by 2020 demand will reach 6 zettabytes annually, said Jeff Burke, Seagate (STX) vice president of strategic marketing and research. As the purveyor of the broadest storage portfolio in the industry, Seagate is committed to sharing the benefits of storage technologies and the right storage mix for consumer and enterprise needs. We are pleased to join SPA as we view the association as an excellent forum for educating the public at large.
In addition to informing customers, partners, members and users about current storage offerings, SPA will strive to provide balanced and informative information to the marketplace about cutting-edge storage technologies such as shingle magnetic recording and heat-assisted magnetic recording and the role these new technologies may serve in the future.
Making its debut this week at the Flash Memory Summit 2013, SPA founding members will participate together in a panel titled, Solid State Hybrid Drives Help Meet Todays Storage Requirements to discuss the pivotal role of hard disk drives and solid state hybrid drives. The panel discussion will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center at 8:30am in Santa Clara, California. John Rydning, IDCs research vice president, for hard drives and semiconductors, will moderate the panel.
About the Storage Product Association
The Storage Products Association (SPA) helps storage manufacturers and users understand and support current and future storage needs, including the key role of hard disk drives and solid state hybrid drives, in an effective storage mix for all consumer and business environments. For more information, go to www.storage-products-association.org and on Twitter, @storageproducts.
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