- Customers Can Now Take Full Advantage of 4Gb/s Infrastructures for the
Current and Future Performance Demands of SAN Applications
- Backward Compatibility Allows Users to Preserve Storage Investments
MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI)
today announced that the company has begun shipping full production
single- and dual-port 4Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) supporting
all major operating systems to OEM and channel customers. Built with the
Fusion-MPT(TM) architecture to speed product adoption, LSI Logic 4Gb/s HBAs
provide end users implementing 4Gb/s Fibre Channel infrastructures, with
unsurpassed performance and availability in any storage environment.
"Over the last quarter, the industry has seen tremendous interest in 4Gb/s
Fibre Channel technology as users look to move high-bandwidth content more
quickly," said Lisa Kimball, product manager for Fibre Channel HBAs at LSI
Logic. "With LSI Logic's 4Gb/s HBAs now shipping, users can put in place a
complete 4Gb/s infrastructure including arrays and switches, that will serve
the performance demands of applications ranging from SANs to clustering, to
back-up and recovery to virtualization."
The single-port LSI7104XP-LC and dual-port LSI7204XP-LC 4Gb/s PCI-X HBAs
offer twice the performance of 2Gb/s HBAs at a small premium over 2Gb/s HBAs.
Each adapter features 800MB/s full duplex Fibre Channel ports, and is capable
of performing more than 160,000 I/Os per second. With LSI Logic's 4Gb/s HBAs,
users transitioning to 4Gb/s SANs are assured of investment protection as the
HBAs are fully compatible with 1 and 2Gb/s legacy products and can
automatically detect connection speed so that each port can independently
operate at 1, 2 or 4Gb/s. LSI Logic's 4Gb/s HBAs also support the T10
committee's new end-to-end error detection (CRC) for improved data integrity
when reading and writing disks.
Users taking advantage of the LSI Logic 4Gb/s HBAs will also be able to
leverage the company's MyStorage(TM) management software this quarter (Q305).
MyStorage provides HBA monitoring, load balancing and path failover
protection, and allows IT managers to control and configure any LSI Logic HBA
in their SAN in three mouse clicks.
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About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation focuses on the design and production of high-
performance semiconductors for Consumer, Communications and Storage
applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. LSI
Logic engineers incorporate reusable, industry-standard intellectual property
building blocks that serve as the heart of leading-edge systems. LSI Logic
serves its global OEM, channel and distribution customers with Platform ASICs,
standard-cell ASICs, standard products, host bus adapters, RAID controllers
and software. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for
the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA
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