Seagate, Phison Plan to Expand their Joint NVMe SSD Portfolio

Storage infrastructure solutions supplier Seagate together with Phison, a global vendor delivering in NAND flash controller and storage solutions, have announced plans to extend their joint SSD range. Their new, high-performance, high-density enterprise NVMe SSDs are designed to help enterprises lower total cost ownership.        

Photo Jeff Fochtman, senior VP of Business and Marketing at Seagate Technology
“We integrated Seagate’s 40-plus years of market-leading enterprise storage expertise with Phison’s nimble ability to create highly customized SSDs to meet the ever-evolving needs of the enterprise storage market,” said Jeff Fochtman, senior VP of Business and Marketing at Seagate Technology.

The new SSDs would help reduce TCO for organizations by increasing storage density, lowering power consumption, and improving performance. The two firms have also announced a long-term collaboration that would further improve the development cycle and marketing of enterprise-class SSDs. More specific product announcements from this partnership will be made in the summer of 2022.

Since 2017, Seagate and Phison have worked together on Seagate’s mainstream SATA SSD devices. The company’s performance-leading series of FireCuda consumer gaming NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 SSDs and its purpose-built NAS NVMe SSDs have continued this tight collaboration.

The partnership will now focus on meeting the evolving global enterprise demand for higher density, faster, and smarter storage infrastructure that complements HDD storage to enable comprehensive enterprise applications like hyperscale data centers, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI).

Development Center in Broomfield, Colorado

“We integrated Seagate’s 40-plus years of market-leading enterprise storage expertise with Phison’s nimble ability to create highly customized SSDs to meet the ever-evolving needs of the enterprise storage market,” said Jeff Fochtman, senior VP of Business and Marketing at Seagate Technology. “Seagate is extremely excited to work with Phison on developing advanced SSD technology. Our selective focus allows us to serve the broad performance-driven enterprise SSD market while continuing our leadership in the specialized premium gaming SSD segment.”

Each new product delivered by Seagate and Phison will be built and customized to exactly answer a customer’s technical demands, and will be optimized for specific workloads, settings, and use cases.

“Phison is proud to partner with Seagate to expand our enterprise SSD product line,” said Sebastien Jean, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Phison Electronics. “Our leading in-house ASIC technology, coupled with engineering excellence, complements Seagate’s deep industry knowledge. In a show of commitment to this partnership, in 2020 we opened a development center in Broomfield, Colorado. Together, we will deliver winning solutions for a wide range of applications including Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Storage, and 5G edge computing.”