New smart storage I/O controllers unlock flash performance in data center servers

06-04-2017 | MicroSemi | Subs & Systems

Microsemi Corporation has announced the production release of a new generation of storage input/output (I/O) controller products, the SmartROC 3100 and SmartIOC 2100, powered by the company’s Unified Smart Storage Stack. With the release of this new Smart Storage Platform, Microsemi significantly enhances its server storage solution offerings for data center applications. The platform now available in production release delivers advanced security features, such as maxCrypto controller-based encryption and enterprise-class data protection support, while providing high performance and a significant advantage in operating costs due to significant power savings compared to previous generations and competing product offerings. The solution achieves up to 1.6 million random read I/O operations per second and delivers greater than 35 percent power savings compared to competing solutions. “Our next generation server storage solutions offer a common firmware and software stack across host bus adapters (HBAs), redundant array of independent disks (RAID) and other applications, enabling our original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers and hyperscale customers to deliver a variety of custom boards with rapid time to market,” said Pete Hazen, vice president and business unit manager, scalable storage, at Microsemi. “Feedback from our lead customers has been extremely positive as they finalize qualification of designs anticipated for production launch with the release of next generation server platforms later this year.” “With today’s data-intensive applications, HPE is committed to providing the performance, reliability, security and efficiency needed to address the evolving data storage needs of our customers,” said Scott Farrand, vice president, DCIG – Firmware, Software and Options, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Through collaboration with technology providers such as Microsemi and their advanced storage controller architecture, HPE is able to create innovative server-based storage capabilities that deliver the scale, speed and resiliency that enable our customers to more rapidly gain new insights from their data, helping them to exceed their business goals.”

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