LSI Logic Demonstrates iMegaRAID Family, iSCSI Technology for Server and External IP SAN Environments

- iMegaRAID(TM) family addresses the iSCSI computing needs for a variety

of environments and applications and provides system builders and OEMs with a

unique opportunity to design cost-effective, robust IP-SAN appliances,

near-line storage and entertainment servers (music/video)

- The premier demonstration of iMegaRAID technology will take place at

LinuxWorld, August 9-11 in San Francisco at LSI Logic booth #461

Aug 08, 2005, 01:00 ET from LSI Logic Corporation

    MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Logic Corporation
 (NYSE:   LSI) today announced it will demonstrate the iMegaRAID family, a new
 product line that enables the construction of iSCSI storage products using x86
 Linux platforms and LSI Logic MegaRAID(R) SATA storage adapters, at LinuxWorld
 this week. iMegaRAID kits include the MegaRAID SATA 300-8X or the SATA
 300-8XLP (low profile). MSRP for the iMegaRAID kit begins at $1,099.00.
     "The iMegaRAID family was created to provide OEMs and system builders with
 a highly flexible component for iSCSI appliance design," said Steve Looby,
 senior product manager, LSI Logic RAID Storage Adapters Division. "This
 cost-effective iSCSI RAID solution allows customers to build an iSCSI
 appliance featuring iSCSI path redundancy, bandwidth scaling and port
 segmentation -- and select the components appropriate to meet appliance
 performance needs and cost goals, such as CPU, memory, number of Ethernet
 ports and 1.5 Gb/s or 3Gb/s SATA disks."
     With iMegaRAID technology, users share volumes over iSCSI/Ethernet
 connections that are created from RAID LUNs using high-capacity low-cost SATA
 drives that support 1.5 Gb/s or 3Gb/s serial connections and Native Command
 Queuing (NCQ).  Multi-terabyte RAID storage appliances are accessed via an
 iSCSI Ethernet SAN with data transfers exceeding 100MB/s per port.
     OEMs and system builders can use iMegaRAID technology to enable the
 construction of dedicated storage servers with terabytes of pooled storage
 shared in an IP-SAN environment.  Excess capacity can then be allocated where
 it is needed; deferring or eliminating the need to buy additional storage.
 Fewer installations with larger pools of capacity can reduce the cost to
 manage and service data and lead to lower administration costs.
     Complementing the management software tools available with MegaRAID SATA
 II adapters, iMegaRAID technology extends the protection and reliability
 trusted by application servers throughout the world into the realm of iSCSI
 SAN appliances. Already offering the highest levels of fault tolerant data
 protection via RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10, 50 and battery protected cache,
 iMegaRAID technology adds iSCSI connectivity with multi-path failover and
 failback support, 128-bit encrypted passwords and iSCSI header and data digest
 integrity checks.
      iMegaRAID technology is offered on Linux Distributions RHEL 3.0, 4.0 and
 Suse SLES 9 including the choice of 32 or 64 bit kernels and AMD or Intel
     To purchase an iMegaRAID SATA 300-8X kit, visit: (North America) (International)
     Additional information on the product can be found at:
     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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