Seagate Technology public limited company provides electronic data storage solutions. The company’s principal products are hard disk drives, commonly referred to as disk drives and hard drives (HDDs). In addition to HDDs, the company produces a range of electronic data storage products, including solid state hybrid drives (SSHD), solid state drives (SSD), PCIe cards and serial advanced technology architecture (SATA) controllers. Its storage technology portfolio also includes storage subsystems, high performance computing (HPC) solutions, and data storage services. Products The company offers a range of storage solutions for the enterprise, data center, client compute and client non-compute applications. The company offers approximately one product within each product category. Enterprise Storage Enterprise Performance HDDs: The company’s 10,000 and 15,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) Enterprise Performance disk drives feature increased throughput and improved energy efficiency, targeted at high random performance server application needs. Performance 10,000 RPM HDDs ship in storage capacities ranging from 300 gigabytes (GB) to 1.8 terabytes (TB), and its 15,000 RPM HDDs ship in storage capacities ranging from 146 GB to 600 GB. Enterprise Capacity and Archive HDDs: The company’s Enterprise Capacity disk drives ship in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factors and in storage capacities of up to 6 TB that rotate at 7,200 RPM speeds. These products are designed for bulk data storage and server environments that require high capacity, enterprise reliability, energy efficiency, integrated security, and SATA and SAS interfaces. Its Archive HDDs provide up to 8 TB of storage designed specifically for active archive storage environments in cloud data centers. Its Kinetic HDDs are the Ethernet-connected HDD with an open source object application program interface designed specifically for hyper scale and scale-out object storage environments. Enterprise SSDs. Available in capacities up to 800 GB, the SSD features 12 GB per second SAS, and delivers the speed and consistency needed for demanding enterprise storage and server applications. The company also offers Nytro family of accelerator cards with capacity up to 4 TB. Client Compute Desktop HDDs and SSHDs: The company’s 3.5-inch desktop drives ship in both traditional HDD and SSHD configurations and offer up to 4 TB of capacity. Desktop drives are designed for applications, such as personal computers and workstations. Mobile HDDs and SSHDs: The company’s family of laptop drives ship in a variety of form factors (5mm to 9.5mm drive height), capacities (250 GB to 2 TB) and technologies (HDD and SSHD) to support mobile needs. Used in applications ranging from traditional laptops, tablets, convertible systems, and gaming consoles, its drives are built to address a range of performance needs and sizes for affordable, high capacity storage. Client Non-Compute Video HDDs: The company’s Video HDDs are used in video applications like digital video recorders and media centers. These disk drives are optimized for video streaming in always-on applications with capacities up to 4 TB to support digital entertainment. Surveillance HDDs: The company’s surveillance drives are built to support the high-write workload of an always-on, always-recording video surveillance system. These surveillance optimized drives are built to support the needs of the surveillance market with support for multiple hard drive streams and capacities up to 6 TB. Network Attached Storage (NAS) HDDs: The company’s NAS drives are built to support the demanded by small and medium businesses, and incorporate interface software with custom-built error recovery controls, power settings, and vibration tolerance. Its NAS HDD solutions are available in capacities up to 6 TB. Branded Solutions: The company’s external backup storage solutions are shipped under the Backup Plus and Expansion product lines, as well as under the Samsung and LaCie brand names. These product lines are available in capacities ranging from 500 GB to 8 TB, respectively. Its Seagate and Samsung Wireless drives provide tablet and smartphone users with additional storage for media content, with capacities up to 2 TB. The company’s NAS and Personal Cloud solutions provide centralized network storage in capacities up to 40 TB. Customers The company sells its products to major original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Its retail channel consists of its branded storage products sold to retailers either by the company directly or by its distributors. In the year July 3, 2015, Dell Inc. accounted for approximately 14% of consolidated revenue, while Hewlett-Packard Company accounted for approximately 12% of consolidated revenue. Patents and Licenses As of July 3, 2015, the company had 5,194 U.S. patents and 1,207 patents issued in various foreign jurisdictions, as well as 1,351 U.S. and 1,296 foreign patent applications pending. Competition The company’s principal disk drive competitors include Seagate, selling the Seagate, LaCie, and Samsung brands; Western Digital Corporation, operating the Western Digital and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies subsidiaries; and Toshiba Corporation. History Seagate Technology public limited company was founded in 1979.
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