Following up on the Seagate Kinetic piece…

Following up on my unexpectedly viral piece about Seagate’s Ethernet-attached disk architecture (40,000 hits so far), here are a couple of pictures from the OpenStack Design Summit session on Swift + Kinetic:


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Updated to add one more picture. (When I was at Sun, I used to say that the truth was not in press releases or Powerpoint decks but in t-shirts.)

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And yes, I want one of those t-shirts!

2 Comments to "Following up on the Seagate Kinetic piece…"

  1. Dave Walker's Gravatar Dave Walker
    November 7, 2013 - 2:54 AM | Permalink

    From what I’ve read about Kinetic so far, it looks very cool indeed and I’m looking forward to more technical details (and the time to read them). In some ways, it’s the next step on from ZFS in making storage open and commodity.

    It’s good to see from your last article that Jim Hughes is involved; I can therefore be pretty confident the security’s going to be done right :-). On this particular angle, I’m very interested to see how (or if) Kinetic plays with OPAL…

  2. November 20, 2013 - 11:22 AM | Permalink

    Well, 40K hits is a good sign that people recognize innovation when they see it. The combination of a key-value API AND Ethernet is what make the Seagate Kinetic HDD an innovation, plus the fact that James Hughes and his team have kept their part of the Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform simple. It is up to the application developers to make it fly. Also of note was the statement made by Mr. Hughes that the LibKinetic is the first piece of open source software that Seagate has ever released and what I found particularly interesting was that a HDD from Seagate has about 1M lines of code on it, soon to be 2M lines of code. Kinetic is the first “new”thing I’ve seen in data storage since the early 1980s.

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