LSI, known mostly for their I/O controller chips and storage adapters, is expanding their line of customizable storage systems. The new CTS2600 family offers their channel partners the ability to buy complete storage systems, with custom branding options for both the hardware and software.
LSI CTS2600, 24x2.5" model
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LSI is adding some exciting new options to their Engenio 7900 storage system. The main new feature is support for STEC ZeusIOPS SSDs when using the FC4600 drive enclosure; according to the LSI these can provide 80 times the IOPS performance of traditional drives.
Another spectacular addition is the DE6900 SATA drive enclosure; it can hold a staggering 60 3.5 inch drives in a 4U enclosure. The current state-of-the art in disk arrays is 48 drives per 4U machine; the new density was achieved using front-loading drive drawers that remain functional while the drawers are open. Continue reading LSI adds new options for Engenio 7900
LSI is showcasing their first storage controller supporting SR-IOV technology at the Intel Developer Forum. If you’d like to have a look, stop by booth #517.
SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) is a technology that speeds up virtualization by enabling a controller to appear as a physical device in more than one virtual machine. By pushing some of the virtualization logic to the controller, the hypervisor has less work, thus speeding up the functions performed by the hardware. Continue reading LSI shows SR-IOV virtualization feature
Supermicro, one of the largest manufacturers of “white box” servers sold by smaller server vendors, has just announced the availability of several products supporting the new SAS 2.0 standard, increasing the transfer speed from 3.0 to 6.0 Gbps. Continue reading Supermicro also shipping SAS 2.0 products
LSI has just announced some new RAID controller cards using 6 GB/s SAS technology. The new MegaRAID 9200 series uses the LSISAS2108 RAID-on-Chip controller, which gives them a significant speed boost over earlier models. Continue reading LSI offers new 6Gb/s SAS RAID-controllers
LSI has just announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ONStor Inc; the deal is worth $25 million in cash. ONStor is mostly known for their Pantera line of SAN gateways and IP storage systems. Their other major product are the clustered NAS gateways, providing higly available frontends for large storage systems.
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