by Adam Armstrong

Seagate & RackTop Systems Partner On SDP2

Today Seagate Technology and the software-defined storage company, RackTop Systems, announced a new partnership on a joint product, the Secure Data Protection Platform (SDP2). Targeted at governments, the SDP2 is designed to solve key cyber security and compliance issues. The SDP2 is a drop-in data storage solution that specifically addresses NIST 800-171 and GDPR security and compliance requirements.

Security and the standards around it always need to be evolving in order to address the risks that change every day. The two companies are working together to help address the changing issues. RackTop will be combining its high-performance Software-Defined Storage platform with Seagate’s BAA-/TAA-compliant FIPS 140-2 disk drives and enclosures, as well as FIPS-compliant, automated encryption key management to create the SDP2. According to the two companies, this immediately satisfies the 18 data-related controls of NIST 800-171. It also meets NIST 800-88 and FIPS 140-2 requirements for protecting non-classified information, is certified to ISO 28001 for supply chain security assurance, and meets the GDPR for security and compliance.

The SDP2 uses a simplified, unified and secure data management solution with encryption, orchestration, versioning, replication, retention and disposition capabilities. SDP2 supports SMB, NFS, AFP, and iSCSI network file sharing protocols and encrypts all data with the claim of not impacting performance. The SDP2 is ideally used for file shares, storage for virtual machines, DevOps, databases and large data repositories.


The SDP2 is available now through Carasoft.


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