Zoom’s clients will soon be able to utilize Seagate Lyve Cloud to store meeting recordings, thanks to Zoom’s agreement with Seagate (NASDAQ: STX), a provider of mass-data storage infrastructure solutions. Clients of Zoom will get the option to save their media files on Seagate’s S3 storage-as-a-service (STaaS) infrastructure when they record their meetings.
Seagate’s ‘edge-to-cloud’ mass storage is always-on. Lyve Cloud was created to address typical storage issues such as unpredictable pricing and the difficulty of storing, transferring, and activating data at scale.
“Our customers expect secure storage and frictionless sharing of their meeting recordings,” said Velchamy Sankarlingham, president of product and engineering for Zoom. “Given the scale of meetings we enable and the variety of customer needs, we need cloud storage that delivers best-in-class TCO. We are adding Lyve Cloud support because it delivers those benefits.”
No API and Egress Fees
Seagate and Zoom have agreed to a multiyear contract for a cloud site in Silicon Valley, with more options on the future.
“We made cloud economics simple and predictable regardless of the high volume of meetings recorded or the number of times viewed,” said Ravi Naik, Executive Vice President of Storage Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Seagate. “Lyve Cloud charges no API fees and egress fees, and our always-on storage means Zoom users can view their recordings when they need to.”