Multigenerational alignment broadens availability of LSI SAS1078 RAID-On-Chip and MegaRAID solutions for Intel’s worldwide channel network.
Intel Corporation and LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced a multigenerational SAS/SATA RAID agreement to broaden the worldwide availability of LSI RAID-On-Chip (ROC) and MegaRAID solutions for Intel’s worldwide channel network. Intel has selected LSI to supply 3 and 6Gb/s solutions for server and workstation products.
The two companies have collaborated since 2003, and under this expanded agreement Intel will make available to its channel customers a wider range of SAS/SATA RAID products for Intel servers and workstations. The products will better meet the growing demand for systems requiring advanced data protection, enhanced performance and superior usability, all supported by Intel’s worldwide channel network.
Using the LSI SAS1078 and future 6Gb/sec SAS ROC and MegaRAID solutions, Intel will deliver both RAID adapter and integrated board products designed to complement the new Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5400 series, which employs Intel’s new transistor formula for better performance and energy efficiency. In the first quarter of 2008, Intel plans to add four SAS/SATA controllers and one system board to its current portfolio of SCSI, SATA and SAS RAID products1.
This complements the currently available selection of Intel products using the LSI SAS1078-based adapters, which includes the high-performance, highly scalable Intel RAID Controller SRCSASJV; the flexible, mainstream Intel RAID Controller SRCSASRB; and the value-oriented Intel RAID Controller SRCSATAWB. All Intel RAID Controllers and SAS/SATA products are validated with Intel server boards, chassis and systems, and qualify for Intel service and support. Additional details here.
“The agreement we’re announcing today will result in a competitive long-term product roadmap with a consistent set of software tools,” said David Brown, director of marketing, Intel Enterprise Product and Services Division. “In the end, this boils down to investment protection for Intel’s channel customers based on a planned evolution of our server and workstation products combined with LSI ROC and MegaRAID solutions.”
Mike Gurin, director of channel marketing at LSI commented, “This alignment will bring additional resources to bear to speed the adoption of LSI’s industry-proven RAID solutions, helping provide high-performance and reliable fault-tolerant data protection for Intel’s customers. By combining Intel’s worldwide customer reach with LSI’s MegaRAID adapters and embedded ROC products, customers win.”