Supercomputer maker Cray Inc. is focusing more of its corporate attention on improving data storage for ultra-high end computing systems.
The Seattle-based company revealed July 26 that it has signed an agreement with Seagate creating a partnership around Seagate’s ClusterStor high-performance storage product line and spelling out how the two companies will collaborate on future ClusterStor products. Financial information about the deal was not made available.
Cray will add the ClusterStor product line to its DataWarp and Sonexion storage products and will supply additional development of the ClusterStor product line and support its customers, the company said. Cray said it expects to add about 100 employees and contractors and to handle customer-support obligations involving ClusterStor.
“Current ClusterStor customers and partners can be assured that we will continue to advance and support the ClusterStor products,” Cray CEO Peter Ungaro said.
Cray in 2012 became Seagate’s first original equipment manufacturer and has continued over the years to be its largest and most strategic ClusterStor partner, said Seagate Vice-President and General Manager of Storage Systems Ken Claffey.