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The rise of cloud-based storage means that most (spinning) hard disks will be deployed primarily as part of large storage services housed in data centers. Such services are already the fastest growing market for disks and will be the majority market in the near future.

Today at the 2016 USENIX conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST 2016,, Google Infrastructure VP Eric Brewer gave a keynote talking about our goal to work with industry and academia to develop new lines of disks that are a better fit for data centers supporting cloud-based storage services.

Learn more on the Google Cloud Platform blog, linked below.  You can also read the white paper, Disks for Data Centers, at
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