Cloud service providers and server OEMs that are designing storage platforms demand exceptional performance, flexibility, and security for the next generation of data centers.
To this end, Microchip Technology has announced the Adaptec Smart Storage PCIe Gen 4 NVMe Tri-Mode SmartRAID 3200 RAID Adapters, Adaptec SmartHBA 2200, and Adaptec HBA 1200 Host Bus Adapters.
These adapters enable NVMe and 24G SAS connectivity and manageability with quality performance while delivering new levels of security required for advanced data-center infrastructure.
“Our new Adaptec Tri-Mode storage adapters deliver the performance, connectivity, security, and ease of management that our cloud and server OEM customers require for their latest PCIe Gen 4-based server storage solutions,” said Andrew Dieckmann, associate VP of product marketing for Microchip’s data-center solutions business unit. “These adapters set a new benchmark in the industry for storage adapter security and performance with the latest NVMe and 24G SAS media, as well as flexibility for supporting 12G SAS and 6G SATA SSDs and HDDs.”
“Our Cloud and Enterprise customers demand that storage systems move vast data sets efficiently and reliably at speed,” said Greg Matson, senior director, Strategic Planning and Product Marketing, Intel NPSG. “Supporting x8 and x16 PCIe Gen 4 with up to 4x performance improvement over previous generations, Microchip’s newest Smart Storage adapters, when paired with Intel’s latest TLC and QLC PCIe 3D NAND SSDs, help improve the performance of high-density storage solutions.”
Microchip’s Smart Storage adapters deliver between 8 to 32 ports of NVMe 4.0 and/or 24G SAS drive support and offer x8 and x16 PCIe Gen 4 CPU interface options, and up to a 4x performance improvement over previous generations. Advanced capabilities, such as dynamic channel multiplexing (DCM) SAS Link aggregation technology, deliver greater than 99% expander-attached link efficiency, dramatically improving the performance of high-density storage solutions.
Microchip’s Smart Storage adapters are powered by the company’s Smart Storage Stack and comprehensive management tools. This latest generation of adapters has added support for the SFF-TA-1005 industry standards for universal backplane management (UBM) and the Intel virtual pin port (VPP) for intelligent backplane management, and the Distributed Management Task Force’s standards-based Platform-level Data Model (PLDM)/Redfish Device Enablement (RDE), simplifying the implementation of out-of-band management over MCTP/BMC.
“Micron’s NVMe and SATA SSDs deliver a wide range of performance and capacity options for demanding enterprise workloads, whether in an on-prem data center or in the cloud,” said Currie Munce, VP of Storage Solutions Architecture at Micron. “Adaptec Tri-Mode adapters coupled with Micron SSDs provide our customers the flexibility to deploy high-performance, low-latency NVMe storage, and SATA storage all in a common system platform.”
“New storage technologies help drive the IT industry forward, improving application performance and data-center efficiency,” added Alvaro Toledo, senior VP and GM, SSD business unit, KIOXIA America. “Solutions like Microchip’s tri-mode Smart Storage adapters enable next-generation storage architectures and unleash the value that KIOXIA is able to bring to customers with 24G SAS and SFF-TA-1001 conformant (U.3) PCIe 4.0 SSDs.”
Storage infrastructure requires both adapter-level and supply-chain security capabilities. This new generation of adapters includes the industry’s broadest range of secure storage options with support for Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) and maxCrypto Controller-Based Encryption (CBE). These new capabilities extend the encryption boundary beyond SED devices alone to now secure data stored in cache memory.
Microchip’s Trusted Platform technology delivers required supply-chain security and aligns with the Open Compute Security Project initiative.
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