The Top Three Reasons to Consider LSI® 12Gb/s SAS Storage Adapters

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LSI announces the top 3 reasons why customers should choose its 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID® controller cards and host bus adapters (HBAs) to address the data storage needs of today’s datacenter.

To help address the challenges modern datacenters face with regard to the surge of applications, data, mobile devices and more, LSI provides enterprise-class performance and data protection with its family of 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controllers and HBAs. These solutions are designed to deliver the application-accelerating performance, enhanced data protection and reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) required by the most demanding datacenters.

LSI has outlined the top three reasons organizations should consider 12Gb/s SAS technology when building or expanding their datacenters:

1: Backward compatibility with 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s systems
12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controllers and HBAs are backward compatible with 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s SAS, offering twice the point-to-point bandwidth with SAS 3.0 frame buffering, even with 6Gb/s devices. Plus, when 12Gb/s SAS performance is used in a 6Gb/s drive infrastructure, it can lower the TCO with existing DAS.

2: Doubles available bandwidth of 6Gb/s SAS solutions
As datacenters face rapidly growing traffic and data consumption demands, the hardware infrastructure within these centers must provide new levels of performance and bandwidth. Databolt™ technology, supported by both 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controllers and HBAs, when combined with compatible expander-based enclosures, can deliver optimized throughput by helping users to gain 12Gb/s host speeds with current-generation 6Gb/s drives. The 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controllers and HBAs help meet the demands of datacenters who work with Big Data/Hadoop® environments like Web 2.0, HyperScale, cloud, OLTP, virtualization, data warehousing and data analytics.

3: Broad 12Gb/s SAS portfolio to meet your needs
The LSI family of enterprise-class 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controllers and HBAs support a wide variety of environments with industry segment leading interoperability and product robustness. With a range of options to address the needs of today’s datacenters, customers have a large selection to choose from, including:

MegaRAID SAS Controllers:

•Tried and tested performance and RAID data protection for external storage enclosures

•Tried and tested performance and RAID data protection supports server storage applications in mid-range server storage environments

•Support high performance and data protection for performance-hungry applications in mid-range server storage environments

•Add robust data protection to small and medium business (SMB) applications like email and file servers

•Improve data performance and protection cost effectively for small business and server storage applications


•Support high performance storage configurations across multiple JBOD and RBOD enclosures

•Support high-performance external storage with 12Gb/s SAS connectivity

•Add internal 12Gb/s SAS and 6Gb/s SATA connectivity to rack-mount servers and workstations

•Get every ounce of SAS storage performance for compact servers

•Outfit your storage server for all occasions with internal and external 12Gb/s SAS storage

•Turbocharge OEM servers with eight ports of internal 12Gb/s SAS storage

•Build flexible OEM server storage solutions with internal and external 12Gb/s SAS storage connectivity

To find the best 12Gb/s SAS MegaRAID controller and HBA to meet your needs, visit:


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