RAID and HBA card solutions designed for enterprise compute server and storage server deployments.
by Adam Armstrong

Avago Announces Two New 12Gb/s Syncro High-Availability Storage Solutions

Today Avago Technologies announced two new additions to its family of high-availability (HA) shared storage solutions, the Syncro 9380-8e and the Syncro 9361-8i. Both of the new devices are now available with 12Gb/s SAS technology deliver twice the performance of previous generations.

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by Lyle Smith

Avago 9300-16i and 9300-16e 12Gb/s SAS HBAs Released

Avago Technologies has announced its newest addition to their family of 12Gb/s SAS HBAs with the 9300-16i and 9300-16e. With 16 ports using internal or external storage connectivity, 12Gb/s SAS bandwidth, and nearly 2 million IOPS of performance, the Avago SAS 9300 HBA family (4-, 8- and 16-port options) allows OEMs and system builders to deliver maximum connectivity for high-end servers and storage systems and are designed exceed the most demanding requirements for data centers, web, and cloud. 

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by Josh Linden

PMC Announces ThinkServer SAS Adapter Partnership with Lenovo

PMC-Sierra has announced that its 12Gb/s Adaptec SAS adapter technology will be available for external storage expansion throughout Lenovo's ThinkServer offerings. The Lenovo 8885E is a PCIe HBA that leverages PMC's Adaptec technologies to provide expansion opportunities Lenovo’s rack and tower servers. The 8885E card provides eight SAS/SATA ports for 6Gb/s and 12Gb/s JBOD connectivity in a MD2 form factor.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

LSI SAS 9300-8i and 9300-8e HBAs Review

The LSI SAS 9300 HBAs are specifically designed for high performance in high-end servers that connect to large scale storage enclosures as well as for internal drive connectivity in 1U/2U servers and workstations. At the heart of the SAS 9300 HBA line is the LSI SAS 3008 IO controller, which takes advantage of the latest advances in SAS and PCI Express technology while reaching over 1 million IOPs from a single IOC. Additionally, each HBA from the 9300 line supports 8 or 4 individual SAS ports, which operate at 12Gb/s and are backward compatible with previous PCIe and SAS generations using automatic negotiation.

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by Adam Armstrong

PMC Delivers 16-port Storage Controllers for Data Center Servers

PMC-Sierra Inc. announced today that the company is the first to ship 16-port 12Gb/s SAS and 16-port 6Gb/s SATA I/O Controllers for data center servers. The new controller solutions are aimed at OEMs and ODMs who want to design low-cost customized server hardware for hyperscale deployment such as Open Compute, Windows Cloud Servers, OpenStack, and Project Scorpio. The new product line contains three controllers, the above-mentioned two and 8-port 12Gb/s SAS controller.

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by Lyle Smith

PMC Adaptec 82885T 12Gb/s SAS Expander Card Announced

PMC has announced the industry’s first 12Gb/s SAS expander card, the Adaptec 82885T, to enable density-optimized servers. The Adaptec 82885T enables flexible, high-density server architectures with the ability to expand as the requirements for data center storage grow. PMC's new expander card provides 36 ports in a PCIe low-profile form factor along with internal connectivity for up to 24 SAS or SATA drives as well as an additional eight external ports to connect JBODs for even greater capacity expansion on a single RAID controller or Host Bus Adapter. The expander card also enables modular passive backplane architectures to reduce server variants and increase data center operating efficiency.

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by Josh Linden

Memblaze FlashRAID Controllers Announced

Memblaze has announced the addition of a new FlashRAID controller family to its portfolio of storage solutions that leverage the company’s proprietary portfolio of flash storage technologies. FlashRAID is a PCIe 3.0 controller solution capable of consolidating up to 12 NVMe SSDs into a single pool. SSD storage that is being managed by a FlashRAID controller can take advantage of Memblaze’s proprietary global wear-leveling technology for improved flash storage reliability and longevity.

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by StorageReview Enterprise Lab

LSI Syncro CS HA DAS Storage Overview

LSI (an Avago Technologies company) Syncro CS has been shipping for over a year now as a self-supported kit and integrated cluster-in-a-box (CiB) solutions are rapidly becoming available. Syncro CS essentially brings high-availability (HA) features to directly attached storage (DAS). Historically DAS architecture has been limited to a single server accessing a single JBOD. With Syncro CS, LSI has enabled a more resilient solution as two server nodes can be connected to DAS storage via Syncro CS, enabling failover in the event a server node goes offline. For those who want to build their own, LSI sells Syncro CS in a kit form that's easy to deploy across existing or new hardware. OEMs are also bringing product to market that leverages Syncro CS via CiB solutions that makes putting a complete solution to work seamless.

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by Lyle Smith

ATTO Thunderbolt 2 ThunderLink Desklink Devices Announced

ATTO Technology has announced their the newest addition to the Desklink Device line, the ATTO Thunderbolt 2 ThunderLink Desklink Devices, which boast transfer speeds at 20Gbps making it ideal for professionals who need reliable, accelerated access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications. 

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by Lyle Smith

PROMISE Technology's VTrak x30 and Vess R2000 Announced

PROMISE Technology has announced new additions to its VTrak and Vess lines of storage solutions: the VTrak x30 10G iSCSI and Vess R2000 10G iSCSI models. The new VTrak x30 10G iSCSI storage system meets the needs of enterprises for applications including virtualization, backup and cloud computing and offers customers high levels of reliability, performance and ease-of-use, making it ideal for IT infrastructures that need a cost-effective alternative to Fibre Channel. 

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