October 27, 2008

Six Companies Select LSI’s 6Gb/S SAS Raid-On-Chip Solution

LSI Corporation has announced that Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, IBM, Intel, NEC and Sun Microsystems have selected its 6Gb/s SAS Raid-On-Chip solution to enable next-generation entry- to enterprise-server platforms.

The new LSI 6Gb/s SAS solution builds upon LSI's SAS 3Gb/s technology products, delivering performance and power-saving advantages as compared to other silicon alternatives, along with the added assurance gained from robust interoperability testing, said LSI.

According to LSI, key milestones toward preparing the market for the broad adoption of 6Gb/s SAS solutions include multi-vendor interoperability plugfest events and silicon product sampling. Individual 6Gb/s SAS components and devices are expected to appear in the market over the next 12 months, with widespread adoption occurring as 6Gb/s SAS-enabled servers ship in volume.

Bill Wuertz, senior vice president of storage components group at LSI, said: "LSI has deep hardware, firmware and validation competencies combined with a 25-year track record of successfully bringing forward business-critical storage technologies. As an SAS market segment leader, our validation across the industry's broadest spectrum of OEM platforms is unmatched, allowing us to leverage this experience in each new generation of solutions. It's a fundamental and powerful advantage."