FREMONT, Calif. — The data storage company Seagate Technology and storage manufacturer Phison Electronics are broadening their relationship.
Seagate and Phison plan to expand their solid-state drive (SSD) portfolio of next-generation high-performance, high-density enterprise Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSDs, according to the companies this month.
The partners intend for the new SSDs to help enterprises lower total cost ownership (TCO) through increased storage density, lower power consumption, and higher performance.
Seagate and Phison also entered “a long-term partnership” devised to strengthen the development cycle and distribution of enterprise SSDs.
The partnership between the companies will “now focus” on meeting enterprise demand for higher density, faster, and “smarter” storage infrastructure. Their work will be aimed at complementing hard disk drive (HDD) storage and enabling enterprise applications, such as hyperscale data centers, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence (AI).
Seagate and Phison will work to engineer and customize each SSD product to “specifically address a customer’s technical needs,” based on specific workloads, environments, and use cases.
The companies expect to share further product details from the partnership this summer.
Since 2017, Seagate and Phison have collaborated on Seagate’s Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) SSD products.
Sebastien Jean, CTO of Phison Electronics, said the companies expect their latest partnership to deliver products for a “wide range of applications,” such as cloud storage and 5G edge computing.
The collaboration will integrate Seagate’s enterprise storage expertise with Phison’s “nimble ability to create highly customized SSDs” to serve the enterprise storage market, said Jeff Fochtman, SVP of business and marketing, Seagate.