HGST has announced that it has joined the Open Compute Project, an initiative launched by Facebook in 2011, to increase technology efficiencies and reduce the environmental impacts of data centers.
With the explosion of data resulting from mobile devices, Internet services, social media and business applications, corporate, cloud, and big data customers are constantly looking for ways to improve their storage infrastructure costs and their bottomline. The Open Compute Project applies open-source software principles to the hardware industry to drive the development of the most efficient computing infrastructures at the lowest possible cost. HGST will contribute its expertise toward defining storage solutions that deliver the performance and density required while achieving low total cost of ownership (TCO) reflected in metrics such as cost-per-terabyte, watt-per-TB, TB-per-system weight and TB-per-square foot.*