Technology demos at TechEd showcase HA-DAS solutions providing continuous application uptime at a fraction of the cost and complexity of existing solutions

TECHED CONFERENCE, ORLANDO, Fla., June 11, 2012 –LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that it has begun sampling to select server manufacturers its high-availability direct-attached storage (HA-DAS) solutions for Microsoft Windows® Server platforms. LSI® HA-DAS solutions are designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and cloud datacenter customers with increased application availability and uptime while decreasing the complexity and costs of shared storage based on existing high-availability solutions.

LSI HA-DAS solutions are being featured at Microsoft’s TechEd Technical Learning Center, which marks the first time that a group of companies is working together to show HA-DAS in a Cluster-in-a-Box (CiB) environment. This configuration is designed to:

  • Provide continuous, high-availability servers and storage for critical business applications
  • Fill the gap between limited single-node servers and enterprise-level scale-out servers
  • Offer multiple server nodes and storage in a customizable, easy-to-deploy chassis

“The massive growth in data and the need for continuous uptime have increased the need for high-availability server systems,” said Thomas Pfenning, general manager, Server Storage and Availability, Microsoft. “Together, LSI HA-DAS solutions and Windows Server can provide the necessary availability and uptime benefits found in traditional high-availablity systems, while also being easier to manage and more cost-effective.”

The CiB solution at TechEd uses LSI HA-DAS technology, and MegaRAID® SAS  controllers will be featured in a series of public demonstrations, each focused on a unique aspect of the HA-DAS solution.

The TechEd sessions featuring LSI HA-DAS include:

  • Hyper-V over SMB2: Remote File Storage Support in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

     – Tuesday, June 12, from 3:15-4:30 p.m.

  • Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming and Multichannel Solutions

     – Tuesday, June 12, from 5-6:15 p.m.

  • Windows Server 2012 High-Performance, Highly Available Storage Using SMB

     – Wednesday, June 13, from 3:15-4:30 p.m.

  • How to Increase SQL Availability and Performance Using Windows Server 2012 SMB

     – Thursday, June 14, from 8:30-9:45 a.m.

  • Windows Server 2012: Cluster-in-a-Box, RDMA and More

     – Thursday, June 14, from 1-2:15 p.m.

LSI representatives are available at the TechEd Partner Pavilion this week to provide information and answer questions about HA-DAS technology.
For additional information about HA-DAS, visit to download a technology briefing paper and view educational videos that demonstrate the technology and cover application benefits for IT professionals.

LSI HA-DAS solutions are expected to be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2012. Visit

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