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