Storage solutions provider Seagate Technology signed an agreement with Chinese internet search provider Baidu that will cover information technology, Big Data analysis and advanced storage system development and implementation. Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly develop customised systems to meet Baidu’s business needs.
“As one of our most important strategic partners, Baidu will continue to get full support from Seagate and we will further cooperate at a deeper level to jointly develop customised high-performance products to meet Baidu’s business needs,” said BS Teh, Senior Vice President, Global Sales, Seagate Technology, in a statement. Baidu is implementing Seagate’s new storage products and enterprise drives for its proprietary data centre and public Cloud platform.
The pact renewed the existing agreement between the two firms signed in September 2014, under which Baidu would give priority to Seagate when selecting storage products and solutions and Seagate would give advanced access to products, services and support to Baidu.