Global tech giant IBM (NYSE:IBM) is partnering with hardware manufacturer Seagate to ensure that computer hard drives are authentic using blockchain tech.
The companies announced Tuesday that they would be logging Seagate-produced drives on the IBM Blockchain Platform to block counterfeits from being utilized in data servers or otherwise distributed to end users expecting genuine products. The partnership will be used for drives intended for IBM servers to begin with.
Bruce Anderson, global managing director of IBM Electronics Industry, explained that Seagate has been a trusted supplier for IBM for several years and has provided hard drives for IBM to build into server platforms over that time. As the next stage in this partnership, the two companies will ensure every hard drive in a server can be traced back to its manufacturing point.
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