Browse Definitions :
Definition

Ethernet hard drive

An Ethernet hard drive is an external hard drive with a direct Ethernet interface to simplify storage networks, data centers and cloud operations.

 The Ethernet drive makes much of the equipment involved in traditional storage area networks (SAN) unnecessary for those using a cloud-based approach. A typical storage system architecture can comprise multiple mainframes housing numerous RAID controllers for almost innumerable disks. An Ethernet-connected drive behaves as a server, contributing to power and TCO (total cost of ownership) savings of up to 50 percent.

Seagate was first to market with the Ethernet drive. Seagate’s product connects storage applications via Ethernet direct to disk using simple put and get commands via an open source object storage protocol API.

 HGST followed with their own Ethernet hard drives. HGST’s offerings differ in that they have Ethernet flash storage drives that don’t require software changes in the systems that use them. This ability is achieved through an integrated CPU and memory resources on the drive hardware running Linux. Because the drive doesn’t require software changes, it can be added to existing infrastructure and run storage apps directly on the drive hardware, as close to the bare metal as possible.

This was last updated in November 2014

Continue Reading About Ethernet hard drive

SearchCompliance
  • ISO 31000 Risk Management

    The ISO 31000 Risk Management framework is an international standard that provides businesses with guidelines and principles for ...

  • pure risk

    Pure risk refers to risks that are beyond human control and result in a loss or no loss with no possibility of financial gain.

  • risk reporting

    Risk reporting is a method of identifying risks tied to or potentially impacting an organization's business processes.

SearchSecurity
SearchHealthIT
SearchDisasterRecovery
  • What is risk mitigation?

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • fault-tolerant

    Fault-tolerant technology is a capability of a computer system, electronic system or network to deliver uninterrupted service, ...

  • synchronous replication

    Synchronous replication is the process of copying data over a storage area network, local area network or wide area network so ...

SearchStorage
Close