LSI Expands PCIe Flash Nytro Series w/ Nytro MegaRAID Cards

LSI recently announced worldwide channel availability of the PCIe flash LSI Nytro MegaRAID cards, providing simple, transparent and cost-effective application acceleration for direct-attached storage (DAS). Nytro MegaRAID cards uniquely integrate PCIe flash technology and intelligent caching software with enterprise RAID data protection using leading LSI dual-core RAID-on-Chip (ROC) technology. Nytro MegaRAID cards feature a low-profile MD2 form factor, PCIe 3.0 compliance and support 6Gb/s SAS or SATA devices. Nytro MegaRAID cards use intelligent caching algorithms to identify application “hot spots” of frequently accessed data and automatically move the data between integrated flash storage and hard drives to blend high-performance and high-capacity storage, resulting in improved cost per gigabyte and cost per transaction. They are available now with the LSI Nytro MegaRAID NMR 8100-4i card starting out at $1,795 and topping out at $6,995 with the LSI Nytro MegaRAID NMR 8120-4i card.

Nytro MegaRAID card

Nytro MegaRAID cards offer strong user benefits:

  • Reduce latencies by up to 47x for faster application response time
  • Enterprise-class flash performance and reliability from LSI SandForce flash storage processors with DuraClass technology
  • Enterprise-class data protection from LSI dual-core ROC technology
  • Lower administrative overhead and significant TCO savings
  • Broad compatibility with existing infrastructure through use of LSI SAS and MegaRAID drivers featuring extensive operating system and management support

“Our worldwide Channel partners are seeing pent-up demand for affordable application acceleration solutions given the daunting amount of data stressing the capacity and data protection capabilities of storage infrastructures,” said Brent Blanchard, director, worldwide channel sales and marketing, LSI. “With its unique integration of technology on a single card and sub-$2K price point, we believe the Nytro MegaRAID family is a game-changer that can make the dramatic application acceleration benefits of PCIe flash solutions accessible and economical for all types of datacenters.”

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