Seagate has announced a new storage-as-a-service platform called Lyve Cloud. The new offering is an S3-compatible storage-only cloud designed to help enterprises extract more value out of data. Currently it is only available in the United States, however, it will be rolled out to other countries in the future.
Seagate said it is collaborating with Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company, to make Lyve Cloud accessible to more customers. Lyve Cloud enables always-on mass capacity data storage and activation, according to Seagate, which is initially collaborating with Equinix in four of the latter’s U.S. data centers.
Seagate is locating Lyve Cloud infrastructure in close proximity to Equinix Metal within Equinix International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers. This means customers can consume the scale and efficiency of object storage as a service at the metro edge. Customers can also leverage Equinix Fabric to interconnect sources of data to a variety of edge and cloud-based applications for hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, Seagate claims. Placing Lyve Cloud infrastructure in metro edge colocation data centers also enables reduced latency. This is because customers can store and process data closer to its source.
“Lyve Cloud is an extension of Seagate’s leadership in mass data solutions, combining our mass capacity HDD innovation with deep storage industry knowledge to help customers activate more of their valuable data,” said Ravi Naik, Executive Vice President, Storage Services, and Chief Information Officer at Seagate.
Lyve Cloud offers privacy, no lock-in, and no egress fees, allowing customers to retain full control of their data while lowering TCO for storing massive datasets. Lyve Cloud’s ISO27001 and SOC2 certifications meet the data security needs of enterprise customers and provide always-on encryption for data in motion and at rest.