This pilot is a part of the joint initiative Seagate and IBM launched last November. The project aims to help manufacturers, integrators and business partners to better authenticate the provenance of HDDs by using IBM’s Blockchain Platform.
According to Seagate’s data security research group managing technologist Manuel Offenberg, in the pilot, IBM is both the customer of these drives, as well as the technology provider for the underlying Hyperledger Fabric platform.
Seagate’s blockchain is designed to improve the supply chain of hard drives and track products to the customers and back to the company in the event of a return.
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