HA-DAS brings shared storage and application failover to DAS environments at a fraction of the cost and complexity of existing high-availability solutions
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., September 11, 2012 –LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that its high-availability direct-attached storage (HA-DAS) solutions have been selected by Intel to enhance its storage portfolio. LSI® HA-DAS solutions are designed to provide small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) and remote, departmental and branch offices with increased application availability and uptime without the complexity and costs of traditional high-availability storage solutions.
“Data growth and consumption have fueled the need for high-availability server systems where shared storage and uptime are especially critical,” said David Brown, director of marketing, Intel Enterprise Platforms and Services Division. “Intel RAID HA-DAS solutions powered by LSI technology will provide those benefits found in traditional high-availability systems, while at the same time being easier to manage and more cost-effective.”
Highly available computing systems are designed to ensure that applications and data are continuously available even in the case of component failure. Traditional high-availability (HA) solutions combine servers into clusters and share storage across a storage area network (SAN) to ensure continuous application availability and eliminate single points of failure. LSI pioneering HA-DAS solutions lower the cost and complexity of HA solutions by providing:
- Fully redundant, shared-node storage
- Application failover to guarantee uptime and availability
- Simple, easy-to-manage storage without complex storage networking hardware
“LSI HA-DAS solutions are an exciting new option for system architects and IT managers that deliver shared storage application failover with the cost-effectiveness of DAS,” said Kelly Bryant, vice president of marketing, RAID Storage Division, LSI. “LSI is excited to collaborate with Intel as they have taken a leading position in offering these new solutions to the marketplace.”
LSI is showcasing the benefits of its HA-DAS solutions as well as several other products this week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, including:
- HA-DAS two-server cluster configuration (Booth #714)
- 12Gb/s SAS I/O performance with Intel SSDs (Booth #813)
- LSI SandForce® Flash Storage Processors (FSPs) in mobile computing technology demonstrations, including Ultrabooks currently shipping with LSI SandForce Driven™ SSDs and a Windows To Go-compatible USB 3.0 flash drive powered by LSI SandForce FSPs (Booth #718)
- LSI will also participate in the NVM Express Showcase displaying its PCIe flash-based LSI Nytro™ application acceleration products with forthcoming NVM Express support (Booth #438).
For additional information about HA-DAS, visit www.ha-das.com 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 www.lsi.com/HA-DAS.
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