PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC®) (NASDAQ: PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, will exhibit at CeBIT, March 10-14, 2014, in Hall 2, Stand B49 (3), at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany.
Adaptec by PMC Series 8 12Gb/s SAS RAID adapters (Photo: Business Wire)

Adaptec by PMC Series 8 12Gb/s SAS RAID adapters (Photo: Business Wire)

WHY: Today’s big data applications require the highest levels of density, flexibility and performance that traditional data center solutions cannot provide. Adaptec by PMC®, Seagate and Chenbro will showcase two cutting-edge storage solutions that are critical to meeting current demands of storage system administrators.

WHAT: Adaptec by PMC will demonstrate its Series 8 12Gb/s SAS RAID adapter with integrated Zero Maintenance Cache Protection ( ASR-81605ZQ) and maxCache Plus, its advanced caching and Tiering software. The demonstration features a two-tiered storage solution comprised of 12Gb/s SAS SSDs and HDDs. The performance tier is based on Seagate’s 1200 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, which accelerates a second tier of Seagate Enterprise-class Constellation.2 SATA HDDs. Adaptec maxCache Plus tiering functionality and the redundant storage pools are both managed through Adaptec’s maxView Storage Manager.

The Series 8 adapter family, including a new 4-port RAID adapter ( ASR-8405 available in May 2014), enables denser, faster and more configurable storage environments, which translates directly into faster data delivery and access. Innovations like the maxCache Plus™ tiering capability for Series 8 help data center architects get the most value and performance out of their storage assets.

A second demonstration will feature a redundant high-availability cluster based on a Windows Storage Spaces™ Software Defined Storage solution powered by an Adaptec by PMC 12Gb/s SAS HBA connected via PMC’s 12Gb/s SAS expander. A Chenbro external high-density storage solution (RM43260) connects to two server nodes with a prototype HBA solution based on PMC’s 12Gb/s RoC technology, which combines basic RAID to boot the server systems and full HBA functionality on one adapter card.

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WHEN: March 10-14, 2014

WHERE: Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany, Adaptec by PMC booth, Enterprise Storage Pavilion, Hall 2, Stand B49 (3)

About Adaptec by PMC

Adaptec by PMC storage solutions protect, accelerate, and condition data as it moves through the I/O path. We deliver high performance, interoperable and reliable storage solutions combined with leading technical support. Our products enable customers to innovate storage networks for next-generation data centers, cloud services as well as the broader market segments served by our channel partners. For more information visit

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PMC (Nasdaq:PMCS) is the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data. Building on a track record of technology leadership, the company is driving innovation across storage, optical and mobile networks. PMC’s highly integrated solutions increase performance and enable next-generation services to accelerate the network transformation. For more information, visit Follow PMC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and RSS.

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