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Dropbox Develops Future of Cloud Infrastructure With SMR Technology Deployment For Magic Pocket

The company is deploying Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) drive technology, which will increase overall storage density, reduce the company’s physical data center footprint, and provide cost savings without sacrificing performance or reliability. The company will be the first company to test and deploy SMR technology at this scale.

The firm anticipates approximately a quarter of its Magic Pocket infrastructure will be on SMR drive capacity by 2019. In the coming months, the company also plans to open source the test software it created in the process, which will let other companies qualify SMR technology for their own enterprise storage environments.

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