LSI Logic Storage Systems Announces Enhanced Products for the Open Enterprise

SANtricity(TM) 7.10 Expands Heterogeneous Host Support;

New Drive Enclosure Upgrades Put Up to 11 Terabytes in a Single Cabinet



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc.

    MILPITAS, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- LSI Logic Storage Systems,
 Inc., a leading supplier of scalable storage solutions for the open
 enterprise, today announced the release of its SANtricity 7.10 Storage Manager
 software, which features significantly expanded host and volume support.  Also
 being announced today at Storage Networking World in Palm Desert, California
 are enclosure upgrades to the MetaStor(R) E2400 and E4400 that increase
 storage density per square foot of floor space by 40 percent.
     "Along with offering industry-leading availability, our strategy is to
 optimize our customers' total cost of ownership (TCO)," said Flavio Santoni,
 vice president of worldwide marketing for LSI Logic Storage Systems.  "In
 today's open enterprise, optimum TCO requires the consolidation of rapidly
 growing, heterogeneous server storage into very dense, very economical, very
 reliable, shared storage systems.  These product enhancements will enable our
 customers to accelerate their data storage consolidation programs, thus
 materially reduce their TCO."
     SANtricity Storage Manager 7.10 is available for shipment immediately.
 Among its features is host support for the major, open enterprise operating
 environments, specifically Solaris, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, HP-UX,
 IRIX, AIX, and NetWare.
 
     Also included in the new release are:
 
      *  Superior consolidation implementation and configuration flexibility
         through a doubling of storage partitions and a quadrupling of volumes
         per storage system.  SANshare partitioning enables a single storage
         system to function as up to 16 separate logical systems, each capable
         of supporting an independent, heterogeneous host
 
      *  LSI 40909 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter support for very high
         performance and server efficiency in Sun Solaris, and Microsoft
         Windows 2000 and Windows NT environments
 
      *  Supportability enhancements including enhanced Fibre Channel
         diagnostic capabilities, configuration replication and command line
         interface
 
      *  Integration with the popular management packages Tivoli IT Director
         and HP OpenView
 
     A broad range of products from alliance partners have been certified to be
 compatible with SANtricity 7.10.  Alliance partners include Brocade, Cisco,
 Emulex, Hewlett-Packard, IBM Tivoli, JNI, Oracle, QLogic, VERITAS, Vixel and
 others.
 
     Increased Storage Density Also Announced
     LSI Logic Storage Systems also introduced a new expansion disk drive
 enclosure that increases storage density per square foot of floor space by
 forty percent.  Total capacity supported by the entry-level enterprise
 MetaStor E2400 now exceeds 3 terabytes while the enterprise E4400 will support
 up to 11 terabytes in a single 72-inch cabinet.
 
     About LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc.
     LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of LSI Logic Corporation, is
 a leader in delivering high-performance, highly scalable, open storage
 solutions for the enterprise.  LSI Logic offers a complete line of robust
 server-, SAN- and network-attached storage products integrated with
 centralized storage management software.  These products are available from a
 worldwide network of channel partners under the MetaStor brand name, and from
 many leading suppliers of server systems under their brand names.  For product
 information, please call 1-888-638-2786 or visit www.lsilogicstorage.com .
 
     About LSI Logic
     LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:   LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer
 of communications semiconductors and storage components and boards for
 broadband, wireless, set-top box, network computing and Internet
 infrastructure applications.  In addition, the company supplies storage area
 network solutions for the enterprise.  LSI Logic is headquartered at 1551
 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, CA  95035, 408-433-8000,
 http://www.lsilogic.com .
 
     The LSI Logic logo and MetaStor are registered trademarks of LSI Logic
 Corporation.  All other products or company names mentioned are used for
 identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
 

SOURCE LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc.
    MILPITAS, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- LSI Logic Storage Systems,
 Inc., a leading supplier of scalable storage solutions for the open
 enterprise, today announced the release of its SANtricity 7.10 Storage Manager
 software, which features significantly expanded host and volume support.  Also
 being announced today at Storage Networking World in Palm Desert, California
 are enclosure upgrades to the MetaStor(R) E2400 and E4400 that increase
 storage density per square foot of floor space by 40 percent.
     "Along with offering industry-leading availability, our strategy is to
 optimize our customers' total cost of ownership (TCO)," said Flavio Santoni,
 vice president of worldwide marketing for LSI Logic Storage Systems.  "In
 today's open enterprise, optimum TCO requires the consolidation of rapidly
 growing, heterogeneous server storage into very dense, very economical, very
 reliable, shared storage systems.  These product enhancements will enable our
 customers to accelerate their data storage consolidation programs, thus
 materially reduce their TCO."
     SANtricity Storage Manager 7.10 is available for shipment immediately.
 Among its features is host support for the major, open enterprise operating
 environments, specifically Solaris, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Linux, HP-UX,
 IRIX, AIX, and NetWare.
 
     Also included in the new release are:
 
      *  Superior consolidation implementation and configuration flexibility
         through a doubling of storage partitions and a quadrupling of volumes
         per storage system.  SANshare partitioning enables a single storage
         system to function as up to 16 separate logical systems, each capable
         of supporting an independent, heterogeneous host
 
      *  LSI 40909 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter support for very high
         performance and server efficiency in Sun Solaris, and Microsoft
         Windows 2000 and Windows NT environments
 
      *  Supportability enhancements including enhanced Fibre Channel
         diagnostic capabilities, configuration replication and command line
         interface
 
      *  Integration with the popular management packages Tivoli IT Director
         and HP OpenView
 
     A broad range of products from alliance partners have been certified to be
 compatible with SANtricity 7.10.  Alliance partners include Brocade, Cisco,
 Emulex, Hewlett-Packard, IBM Tivoli, JNI, Oracle, QLogic, VERITAS, Vixel and
 others.
 
     Increased Storage Density Also Announced
     LSI Logic Storage Systems also introduced a new expansion disk drive
 enclosure that increases storage density per square foot of floor space by
 forty percent.  Total capacity supported by the entry-level enterprise
 MetaStor E2400 now exceeds 3 terabytes while the enterprise E4400 will support
 up to 11 terabytes in a single 72-inch cabinet.
 
     About LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc.
     LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of LSI Logic Corporation, is
 a leader in delivering high-performance, highly scalable, open storage
 solutions for the enterprise.  LSI Logic offers a complete line of robust
 server-, SAN- and network-attached storage products integrated with
 centralized storage management software.  These products are available from a
 worldwide network of channel partners under the MetaStor brand name, and from
 many leading suppliers of server systems under their brand names.  For product
 information, please call 1-888-638-2786 or visit www.lsilogicstorage.com .
 
     About LSI Logic
     LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE:   LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer
 of communications semiconductors and storage components and boards for
 broadband, wireless, set-top box, network computing and Internet
 infrastructure applications.  In addition, the company supplies storage area
 network solutions for the enterprise.  LSI Logic is headquartered at 1551
 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, CA  95035, 408-433-8000,
 http://www.lsilogic.com .
 
     The LSI Logic logo and MetaStor are registered trademarks of LSI Logic
 Corporation.  All other products or company names mentioned are used for
 identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective
 owners.
 
 SOURCE  LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc.

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