|[January 28, 2014]
PMC Maximizes Rack Storage Density for Open Compute Data Centers
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
PMC® (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator
transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today
announced high-density storage connectivity support for the Open
Compute Project (OCP). With three times as many ports as other
solutions, the Adaptec (News - Alert) 78165 24-port
RAID adapter enables the densest Open Rack storage capacity,
connecting more Open
Vault JBOD storage arrays per Winterfell
server head node. A common scale-out configuration can now support
connectivity for 360 drives per rack, a 33 percent increase in capacity,
with fewer Winterfell servers (see infographic).
This level of extreme capacity with leading performance per watt is
critical for deploying storage at scale for workloads such as Hadoop
Big Data Analytics or OpenStack
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
"By increasing the storage connectivity that an adapter can provide, PMC
has redefined how a rack can be architected," said Mike Yang (News - Alert), general
manager of Quanta
QCT. "With this level of connectivity density, we can increase
storage density in the rack and deliver an efficient solution for
today's lare-scale cloud data centers."
"We have been working with PMC to benchmark the Adaptec 78165 RAID
adapter in a Winterfell chassis," said Steven Lu, senior director,
Product Management, Wiwynn.
"There is no better combination of performance and connectivity for
high-density server environments."
The reference architecture is based on the OCP's (News - Alert) Open Rack form factor
that re-engineers the conventional data center rack for maximum power
efficiency, serviceability and investment protection. The Adaptec
78165's low-profile/MD2 form factor was designed for the high-density
server environments that OCP Winterfell servers and Open Vault JBODs
enable. It gives space-limited data centers the ability to deploy
internal and external SAS and SATA connectivity and the latest PCI (News - Alert)
Express® 3.0 specification. The adapter can be used in RAID, Simple
Volume or Physical Drive applications and performs at up to 6.6GB/s on
sequential reads and up to 5.2GB/s on sequential writes (with RAID 0),
more than doubling the performance of competing solutions.
"PMC's high-density storage technology provides the connectivity to
enable the Open Compute ecosystem, and it fits perfectly with the OCP's
mission for scalable, efficient and cost-effective storage," said Jared
Peters, vice president of Server Storage Solutions at PMC. "We're
committed to contributing to OCP work group specifications and other
projects across the industry to enhance current and future data center
Like other products in the Adaptec
by PMC Series 7 family, the 78165 utilizes PMC's 24-port
RAID on Chip, mini
SAS HD connectors and Zero-Maintenance Cache Protection (ZMCP),
which uses flash memory to protect cached data and eliminates battery
backup units. The Adaptec 78165 is available in volume production.
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 please visit www.adaptec.com.
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,
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