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LSI And NetApp Collaborate On Server-based Flash Acceleration Solutions For Cloud And Enterprise Datacenters

The combined solution helps to reduce datacenter footprint and overall IT costs by delivering the equivalent I/O performance of hundreds of hard drives, while using significantly less power, cooling and physical space. Storage efficiency is also improved by minimizing the number of input/output operations between servers and back-end storage systems, which frees up shared storage resources to handle additional workloads. In addition, the Nytro WarpDrive card's advanced "off-loaded" multiprocessor architecture uses up to four times less CPU and memory resources than competing solutions, providing high performance over the life of the product and freeing up these costly resources for other critical applications and workloads.

"LSI Nytro WarpDrive cards help datacenter managers contend with massive data growth by increasing the speed and responsiveness of critical applications," said Gary Smerdon, senior vice president and general manager, Accelerated Solutions Division, LSI. "The combination of Nytro WarpDrive cards and Flash Accel software allows for an optimized use of flash while extending its significant performance and TCO benefits to any server connected to NetApp storage." 

LSI Nytro WarpDrive cards are part of LSI's comprehensive Nytro portfolio of PCIe flash adapters, including the Nytro XD and Nytro MegaRAID® product families. Nytro WarpDrive cards range in capacity from 200GB to 1.6TB of MLC or SLC flash memory and use LSI SandForce® flash storage processors to deliver award-winning performance, reliability and energy efficiency. Using industry-standard LSI drivers, featuring extensive in-box operating system and management support, Nytro WarpDrive cards are designed for simple, plug-and-play integration into today's low-profile, high-performance system chassis.

LSI Nytro WarpDrive application acceleration cards are currently available from select OEM customers and LSI's worldwide network of distributors, integrators and VARs. NetApp offers Flash Accel software as a free download for NetApp customers.

More information on the LSI Nytro application acceleration product portfolio is available at Connect with LSI via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About LSI

LSI Corporation (NASDAQ: LSI) designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters, mobile networks and client computing. Our technology is the intelligence critical to enhanced application performance, and is applied in solutions created in collaboration with our partners. More information is available at

LSI, the LSI & Design logo, Storage.Networking.Accelerated., MegaRAID, Nytro, SandForce and WarpDrive are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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